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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Black Bean Soup

Today has been a relaxing, lazy kind of day. Aside from a little cleaning, running a couple of errands and doing some cupcakes for an order this week… I haven’t done much. 

I am rather happy with the black bean soup I made. I got the recipe from Yoga is Yummy, although I messed it up and made a few modifications.

The end result was…

4c black beans (2 cans, drained and rinsed)

2c low sodium chicken broth

1/2c salsa

I pureed it all in the blender and added some sea salt, black pepper and Mrs. Dash spicy hot seasoning. It was a bit thinner than I would have liked.  I decided to add 1tsp of xanthan gum to thicken it up a little. It made it more hearty for sure.

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I used it as a ‘sauce’ to make a late lunch. I took a Blue Menu Thins bun thingy, put the black bean soup on it with some baby spinach, pre-sauteed mushrooms & onions, grape tomatoes and a little skim milk mozzarella

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Next time I’ll precook the spinach or just leave it off.

I’ve got lunch and dinner made for tomorrow and have lots of food pre-cooked in the fridge so meal prep this week should be a breeze!!

Here’s hoping for a great week!

2 comments:

Lynn @ Life, Health and Fitness said...

I've never made BB Soup before, looks good. Going to have to try it soon.

MirandaJayne said...

Can you send me the receipe for the black bean soup?