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Anything is good, in moderation. I cook because I love to and because I can share with those around me. I crochet for the same reason.

Do what you want to do, enjoy what you do and use it to touch those around you.

Apr 23, 2012

Black Bean Soup for Two

This was a nice change to have a meatless meal - especially as raw as the weather has been this week.  The citrus added a nice punch to the soup and gave it a very bright flavor.  Hubby has requested that I both keep it as is and rework it to a burrito filling.  Stay tuned.

  1 Tbl Extra Virgin Olive Oil                                                   1/4 Tsp Salt
  1.5 Tbl Spring Onion, Minced                                                 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  2 Tsp Ground Cumin                                                              1/4 Tsp Ancho Chili Powder
  15 Ounce Black Beans                                                          1 Tbl Cilantro
  3/4 Cup water                                                                       1 Tbl Lime Juice
  1 Medium Orange                                                                 4 Tbl Reduced Fat Sour Cream

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add cumin and cook, stirring, about 30 seconds. Drain and rinse beans and add to the pan along with the water.  Zest and juice the orange and add both to the pan along with the salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, stirring often. Stir in dried cilantro, lime juice and sour cream.  Use a stick blender and puree.  If no stick blender is available, carefully puree in a blender.  Does NOT need to be smooth.

Per Serving: 380 Cal (20% from Fat, 20% from Protein, 60% from Carb); 20 g Protein; 9 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 5 g Mono Fat; 59 g Carb; 19 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar; 90 mg Calcium; 6 mg Iron; 308 mg Sodium

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