Monday, August 30, 2010

Black bean brownies

* 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
* 3 eggs
* 1/4 cup coconut oil
* 1/4 cup cocoa
* 2 tsp vanilla
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips
* 1/4 cup chopped pecans
* 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Place first 6 ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips, coconut, and nuts. Pour into a greased 8 x 8 pan and bake 30 mins at 350 degrees.

These are best served cold. They also store well in the freezer, if you are like me, and trying to avoid eating an entire batch in one sitting :)

Saturday, August 28, 2010


I recently won a Giveaway for Goldbaum's over at Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom. My box arrived carrying sugar cones, cake cones, pasta, and a box of rice crackers.
First taste, was the sugar cones. They were light and reminded me of a wafer. Plain, I thought they had a bit of a gf taste,but when topped with Coconut Bliss ice cream, there was nothing gf tasting about them. I gave half the box to a friend, who opened them at work and promptly gobbled 2 down.
Today for lunch I decided to try the pasta. Now, I am a Tinkyada fan through and through so my expectations weren't set too high. However, I was very pleased...Goldbaum's pasta is every bit as good as Tinkyada.

Pasta and Sausage
* goldbaums pasta
* classico pasta sauce
* 1 onion, sauteed
* 1 package Brat Hans sundried tomato chicken sausage

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Black Beans and Rice

Modified from Daisy Cooks

* 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
* 2 cups chicken/vegetable broth
* 3/4 cup sofrito
* 3/4 cup salsa
* 3 Tbsp pimento stuffed olives
* 1 jalapeno pepper, diced

Cook everything in a pan until heated through. I allowed it to simmer for awhile to cook out some of the liquid. Use immersion blender to blend a small portion of the beans and serve over white rice.

Optional: I puree a bag of spinach with a small amount of soup. It doesn't change the flavor and everyone *secretly* gets a serving of greens.