Tag Archives: Black beans

Pan-fried tilapia; Moros y Cristianos; radish greens – 8 June 2018

Out of the blue, D said You could buy fish since you’re going to the Bowl. Who said anything about fish? Seems he had in mind that black beans and rice would go nicely with fish, which of course was … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; Brussels sprouts – 30 January 2018

To use up what was about 6.4 oz but should (per the recipe) have been 8 oz of remaining Niman Ranch ham – from a 3/4″ or so thick round slice that was a pound – well, I said I’ll … Continue reading

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Make-Your-Own tacos at a very fun wedding – 11 November 2017

Well, this is why we flew out here. Not the tacos, but the wedding 🙂 It was fun and a bit unorthodox, in keeping with the spirited nature of the couple. Dinner was tacos that you made yourself from a … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; Brussels sprouts – 12 April 2017

We invited R&E to share the rest of our vat of black bean soup, made on the 7th. It was still good – R raved about it, though he does remember having it before. I served with a dollop of … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; kale – 7 April 2017

Rainy and cold, so I suggested we make a soup. We had planned on nachos soon, so buying salsa and sour cream worked for both that and this soup. I made the soup, changing only a couple things from the … Continue reading

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Leftover Common Grill black bean soup – 19 January 2016

We had leftover soup and leftover lentil salad ingredients. Asked to choose, D decided he felt like soup, so we had this. We just reheated the soup and topped with sour cream and La Cascada fresh salsa (mild version).Also had … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; kale – 16 January 2016

This is a delicious soup and great for this rainy, cold (California version) weather.  I wrote it up in some detail here. Changes are: I settled on 1Tbsp plus 1 tsp salt, and that was great. Used Niman Ranch applewood … Continue reading

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Chili Relleno, black beans and tortillas at Los Cilantros – 12 November 2015

I went to a talk on “quote mining” at La Pena, and got my dinner at the adjacent/next door restaurant Los Cilantros. I had a chili relleno, which was topped with a squidge of sour cream and swimming in tomato … Continue reading

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Moros y Cristianos; broccoli; carrots – 26 December 2014

Mom and Brother B liked this when D&R made it for them last February, and when I made a simplified (more likely to be made) version in May. I didn’t post that one, I see. Here is the version I … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; Brussels sprouts – 18 December 2014

This hearty soup is from a restaurant in Michigan. Our friends from East Lansing sent us the cookbook, which we enjoy.  Here is my version of the soup, with original in brackets if it differs. Pick over and wash 1 … Continue reading

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Nachos with black beans and salsa – 11 Sept 2014

I brought home excellent leftover salsa and some black beans from an event at work, and we made nachos with them, using up our Costco $3 mega-bag of tortilla chips. The chips were a bit under the weather, and I … Continue reading

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Polenta with Black Bean Salad and Green Chile Sauce – 15 May 2014

Our cilantro is on the verge of bolting, so we assembled some of our cilantro-using recipes to use it while it’s still good. This one basically decimated two of the three plants. Not necessarily a good choice, to tell the … Continue reading

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Ropa Vieja; black beans and rice; collards with bacon – 24 August 2013

R found four Riojas at Grocery Outlet, and we decided to taste them all with a meal of ropa vieja. I looked around the web for recipes, and found one on About.com that was apparently well received, and had an … Continue reading

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Grilled polenta with black bean salad – 13 June 2013

I made this at least once previously and our notes said we loved it, so I decided to make it again. The bean salad is also perfectly beautiful! It’s a lot of work, but of course, I made it harder … Continue reading

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Rice with chicken, black beans, and peppers; spinach – 11 April 2012

D had dinner almost done by the time I got home at quarter to eight. It smelled good 🙂 He cooked basmati rice, and added canned black beans, some more of the roast chicken, and slices of piquillo peppers from … Continue reading

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Black bean and Andouille sausage soup; Brussels sprouts – 1 March 2012

I was going to make this soup last weekend, but it got warm. Fortunately or otherwise, the cold, grey, and rain returned, and I made this soup yesterday afternoon so as to have it for dinner tonight. Unfortunately, I had … Continue reading

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Chili; canned green beans – 7 November 2011

D was cold at work today and came home wanting a hearty, warm dinner. He decided to make chili. He cooked the remaining more-than-half of a yellow onion from the fridge and some large garlic chunks in olive oil, then … Continue reading

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