I’ve kept you waiting, I know. And you, unlike my children who can be amused by “find something in the doctor’s office that’s a square” or “would you rather meet Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day or Kevin Youklis from the Red Sox” or “list in order the five places you want to visit”…you are not waiting. I love the emails and the requests.
But the truth is, my new website is not ready. I’m working on it. My designer is working on it. My dog is working on it (he is in charge of lying on my perpetually-cold feet). Soon! So, to tide you over (my kids are big on ‘tide-me-overs’), I offer not one but two recipes AND a glimpse of the goods to come…
Black Bean Burgers
Obviously, if you have the time to invest, soak dried beans overnight and cook them and mash them. But if the back-to-school rush has you hopping around like an extra in the Thriller video (or making outdated references to pop culture), then go with canned. You can prep this in the morning during breakfast and cook at night!
2 15 oz can Black Beans
3/4 cup whole wheat Panko breadcrumbs
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 pinch sea sealt
1/2 cup diced red onion
olive oil or coconut oil for cooking
Drain and rinse the beans. Mash one of the cans and keep the other whole. Combine in large bowl and add rest of ingredients. Gently fold together until well-mixed. Let sit in fridge for 1 hour (or longer). While you form the burgers into patties, heat 1-2 tbsp oil in skillet. Cook each side for about 3 minutes, until crispy and got through.
Lime-Poblano Spinach Corn Salad
1-2 poblano peppers
2 cups corn (fresh or frozen)
juice of 1 lime
pinch sea salt
pinch sugar of any kind (honey, agave, maple syrup, brown sugar, etc)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 handful cherry tomatoes or other small tomato
1/3 cup cubed queso fresco
big handful baby spinach, arugula, or other tender green
Roast your peppers by sticking them directly into the flame on your stove. When charred on all sides, stick in paper bag (this will steam them so the skins slide off). Chop peppers. Add all ingredients and toss well. Keep in fridge for a few hours before serving.
Well-Cooked Life, the umbrella site for my blog, pantry & decor store, books, recipes, and writings, will be unveiled soon. Here are some of the items you might find: