Gallo Pintos

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons lard or canola oil 1 medium white onion, chopped fine 2 cups cooked black beans, drained but cooking liquid reserved 2 cups long grain rice, cooked Salt ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine (optional) Directions In a large skillet, heat oil to medium, add onions and sauté until edges start […]

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Malay Chicken

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons of canola oil 3 chicken thighs (with the skin on the bone) 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup julienned ginger 1 yellow onion, halved and then sliced into lengthwise pieces 1½ tablespoon dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon preserved black beans ½ cup boiled/hot water 1 tablespoon fish sauce ½ teaspoon […]

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Smashed Beans

Serves 4-6 Ingredients Avocado or canola oil 1 medium white onion, chopped fine 3 cups black, red or pinto beans ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves 1 teaspoon cumin Salt Directions In a medium sauté pan heat the oil to a medium high heat. Sauté the onions until slightly translucent or about 3 minutes. Add the […]

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Spicy Black Bean Squash Cheese Tamales with Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

Makes 20 tamales Ingredients For the black bean squash 2 cups cooked squash (winter squash or zucchini), cubed 1 cup black beans, dried and cooked or canned 1 red pepper, roasted, destemmed, peeled, deseeded, and chopped 1 jalapeno, roasted, destemmed, peeled, deseeded, and chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted ½ cup fresh […]

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Spicy Black Bean Sweet Corn Tomato Salad

This salad is so delicious and quick to prepare, healthy as all heck, and CHEAP CHEAP to make! I eat it often when I am short on time. I used to sprinkle cotija cheese over the top, but since I am on my new, almost-vegan diet I have eliminated it and have not for a second had any complaints!

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Three Bean Pork & Green Chili

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the Rub 2 tablespoons cumin 2 tablespoons green chili powder 2 tablespoons salt 3 pounds pork butt, cubed in 1-inch pieces For the Chili Vegetable oil 2 medium yellow onions, chopped 1 jalapeño, seeded, pith removed, and chopped 1 pound tomatillos, husks removed and chopped 3 poblano chilies, roasted, peeled, seeded, […]

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Vegetable, Bean, and Cheese Burritos

Serves 8 Ingredients 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 medium white onion, chopped medium 1 red bell pepper, chopped medium 1 poblano pepper, chopped medium 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped fine 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 teaspoons salt ½ cup white rice 1 cup water 1½ cups […]

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