WHAT’S in that cake?!

FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE When I saw this recipe I was very skeptical…usually these kind leave a LOT to be desired. But this is one moist and delicious dessert!  And unless you told someone they would never, in a million years, guess what the secret ingredient was. It’s very flavorful and rises well…not eggy or too…

Here a bean, there a bean, everywhere a bean…

THREE BEAN CHILI Hon loves anything and everything “Chili”.  And I really think you can’t have too many variations on that theme! I’ve done a vegetarian version here, but certainly adding in some chunks of beef or sausage would be super and still have a different feel than regular chili. Don’t let the 12 cloves…

Ole’!!

CHICKEN & BLACK BEANS This is so incredibly good!  And I’m not just saying that! Eat it alone with a nice green salad and roll your family’s in soft, warm tortillas.  Smothered it in sour cream and melty cheese…WOW! ~~~~   2 tablespoons olive oil 2 chicken breasts, diced 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove…

Okay….YUM!

TORTILLA SOUP This one is spicy with a hint of tangy lime…full of gorgeous veggies and moist chicken. I added to the traditional flavor black beans to up the protein and fiber.   Top with sour cream, crushed blue corn chips for the crunch, Jack cheese, avocados…whatever your little heart desires. ~~~~   . 1…

Beautiful Black Beans

Thick and spicy, this soup could almost be called a stew; crammed full of beans and the nutritious complex carbs and protein goodness that comes with them! This is a soft/solid stage food…or whiz it in the blender for the pureed stage. For your family provide hearty corn chips to dip and serve alongside a…

Wonder Seed…Quinoa!

        Good carbs!  From a seed that also gives you lots of protein.  If you haven’t tried this, DO.  It’s super easy to cook – just like long-grain rice – and can be used anywhere you use that.  FAB. Vary the veggies and seasoning you put in this salad…add in some diced…

Do I love quiche, or what? (That would be a yes.)

BLACK BEAN AND CORN QUICHE BAKE This one is a little different, but give it a shot – you might be surprised! Leaving off the crust saves a lot of calories and  then (joy-joy!) you can have a dessert with your late movie! ~~~~   . 5 eggs 2 tablespoons flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda…

No meat…no bun…but YUM!

BLACK BEAN BURGERS and SPICY YOGURT SAUCE You’ll never miss it with these protein and fiber-packed burgers. A great change of pace if you want to eat vegetarian or need something a little different from the norm. Spicy, with a cool, creamy sauce, garnish with Colby or pepper jack cheese, sliced tomatoes, onions, and avocados,…