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Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn

13 Dec

I think quinoa is one of the greatest words in the English language. It can be used as a question “Would you like some keeen-wahh?”, a declaration “I bought keenwah!”, or statement of sorrow “We’re out of keenwah…” Quinoa is ridiculously adorable-it starts out as a tiny seed and puffs itself up into a little ring when you cook it. It’s a great source of protein and vitamins for a hungry vegan, and is as easy to cook as rice. Seriously, if you haven’t tried this stuff, you’re missing out. Get off this website and go buy some. Now.

A friend of mine mentioned quinoa recently, reminding me of a lonely box sitting in the bottom of my pantry.  I scoured Allrecipes (read:searched for 23 seconds) for a recipe that would fit with what I had on hand. I found this recipe for quinoa and black beans that I altered slightly. It would be great as a side dish or wrapped up in tortilla, but it worked easily as well as an entree.

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Black Bean Soup

3 Nov

I love the black bean soup from Panera Bread, especially in a bread bowl. However, I don’t like paying for a meal that I can easily replicate at home. I’d estimate the cost of this soup is about $3 and it only takes about 20 minutes to make. It’s great for a cold fall day or a quick lunch after you’ve been out shopping all morning.

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