Saturday, May 25, 2013

It's what's for breakfast or solo dinner

Call it following a desire to put healthy beans in my mouth while honoring an egg craving at the same time, or call it a lazy slightly uninspired cooking experiment. Personally, I thought it was tasty and I'm still totally convinced it was mostly healthy.

medium to small skillet, preheated
Olive oil
1 can rinsed black beans
chili powder and cumin to taste
2 cloves minced garlic
(possible additions for another time: 2 Tbsp each of diced red pepper and onion)
2 eggs stirred
2-3 Tbsp of favorite salsa (I used Emerald Valley)
1/4 c shredded cheese of choice (I used sharp cheddar)

Preheat skillet over medium high heat. Add just shy of a Tbsp of olive oil, add onion and red pepper. Saute for 1-3 minutes, until onions are translucent. Add drained black beans. Stir until heated through. Add garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder and cumin. Stir for 30 seconds to a minute to release flavors. Turn heat down to medium-medium low before adding eggs. Add eggs and salsa. Stir until cooked to your liking. Remove from heat and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Let sit for a minute or two and serve.

This created a healthy portion for one. Would be plenty for two with the addition of toast and fruit.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I Drive Your Truck story from NPR

Crying in the car is something I try hard not to do, but sometimes it just can't be helped.

"A Songwriter And An Army Dad Share One Touching Story" by NPR Staff
and here's the link to the story that inspired the song.