Sunday, January 29, 2012

Quinoa and Black Bean Recipe

One of my first tasks on Friday once I got water was to start a black bean soak (laundry was the first task). While searching for new recipes I found a Quinoa and Black Bean Recipe. I just made it tonight and it was absolutely incredible.

I omitted the red pepper flake (don't like spice) and used frozen bell pepper and frozen green beans instead of corn and also quartered up some grape tomatoes to add. Definitely a recipe I will use over and over. I omitted the cilantro too because I didn't have any. I love cilantro and would have included it if I had it around.

This is midterm week and it is nice to have such a good meal option.

Nim is downstairs keeping my spot warm. It has absolutely poured today which just sucks the energy right out of you. I think Nim is just as happy to den up and stay warm and dry tonight as I am.


  1. I've made this (or something just like it) before and loved it too. I didn't put cayenne in mine, but did add chili powder. The corn is nice because it adds a "sweet" element to the dish. Also, if you haven't tried it before I strongly suggest doing your own black beans instead of canned. The texture is so much nicer! I do a pound of beans at a time, which makes about 6 cups of beans. I rinse and drain them, and freeze them in 2 cup portions in freezer bags.

  2. Hello Misha! I have been thinking of you. I hope you got through the storm OK.

    But yes, I am big into doing my own beans. I do freeze as well. It is so much cheaper, no salt, and I prefer them too. :)

    Thanks for checking in!