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April 22, 2010

A new (food) baby…

Filed under: Links — Tags: , , — peoplewhoeat @ 9:23 pm

I love cooking and experimenting, but generally I play around with recipes a bit and not much more, and I’m sans camera at the moment so no pictures. Also, seem to have little time to blog for fun thanks to various other projects, which involve maintaining a website, FB stuff, and blogging stuff. So! I was playing around with Twitter and am posting links to recipes and the adaptations I made there:

http://twitter.com/musingsondinner

It’s basically a hold-all for recipes that I haven’t tweaked to perfection yet. Hopefully I stick with it with more stamina…

-Chloe

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April 11, 2010

Chocolate Soup!

Filed under: Dinner, Healthy, Vegetarian — Tags: , , , , , — peoplewhoeat @ 8:49 pm

Once I saw a soup recipe with chocolate in it, I absolutely had to try.  Adapted from http://www.sheddingit.com/2009/09/25/black-bean-cocoa-lime-soup/

Ingredients

1 tablespoon oil (the recipe calls for canola, but I use olive)

1 small onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 large carrot chopped

1 stalk celery chopped

1 cup diced bell peppers

4 cups vegetable broth (I used chicken)

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon chile powder

2 cups canned or pre-soaked black beans

1 lime, zested

Agave nectar, if necessary (I’m often too lazy to measure, and added way too much cocoa powder, making the soup bitter, so this balanced the bitterness)

Sautee the onion and garlic in the oil.  Add chopped veggies, and cook until they begin to soften.  Add broth, beans, and spices and bring to a boil.  Allow to simmer until beans are soft.  Add the lime zest, and simmer for 10 more minutes or so.  Serve with warm, buttered tortillas.

Enjoy!
Emma

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