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Spicy Black Bean Salad

Spicy Black Bean Salad

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Don’t call me lazy because I haven’t switched my closet from winter to summer. My waking hours are jam-packed. As I know every mom understands, family comes first, leaving little time to accomplish even wardrobe

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Ingredients
  • 2 ears corn, shucked
  • 2-15 ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup packed cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Green Chile Posole

Green Chile Posole

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A couple weeks ago I met a friend for lunch at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. The place is known for its tacos, but instead of sharing a bunch of different tacos per our

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Ingredients
  • 1 poblano chile
  • 1/2 pound fresh tomatillos, husks removed
  • 2 serrano chiles, stemmed, quartered, and deseeded
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 ounce baby spinach leaves
Veggie Fajita Bowls

Veggie Fajita Bowls

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I’ve been having major food guilt lately. Coming off Halloween and going straight into the holidays is the worst time to be routinely thinking “why did I eat that?” Self-control can be a fickle thing.

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Ingredients
  • For rice
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Sweet Potato Chorizo Tacos

Sweet Potato Chorizo Tacos

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In our neighborhood there is no shortage of donuts or tacos. The sugary fried scent of freshly made donuts fills the air in the mornings, and then by lunchtime, depending where you are walking, the

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Black Bean Burgers

Black Bean Burgers

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My little one keeps surprising me with his adventurous palette. On Saturday I gave him a simple PBJ for lunch. Always multi-tasking, I was entertaining him while I cooked in the kitchen. It can be

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Ingredients
  • 3 scallions, roughly chopped
  • 1-15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup salsa plus more for serving 
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 buns
  • Baby greens, sliced tomatoes and red onions for serving
Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Black Bean Quinoa Salad

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I get on kicks where I am obsessed with certain foods. Then I try to work them into every meal possible. Repetition isn’t a problem. It takes a lot for me to get sick of

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, white & green parts separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 bell peppers, diced
Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli

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The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is nearing a close for 2013. While there is still that sense of excitement in the air, we are only moments away from the winter doldrums that

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1-15 ounce can cannellini beans
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

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Wind, sunshine and rain summed up the weekend in Chicago and much of the Midwest. It was a mix of a little bit of everything. Even though it was warmer than it has been, by

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-15 ounce can black beans, rinsed
Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

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Now that temperatures seem to be steadily on the rise, a favorite warm weather activity can commence—dining alfresco. It’s about time! Weekends spent lounging on the deck with friends and family mean sampling a smorgasbord

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Ingredients
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 1-1/2 lbs.), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus a pinch for dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper plus a pinch for dressing
  • 1 tablespoon fresh jalapeno, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • Juice of 2 limes