Tag Archives: Salsa

Make These : Easiest Black Bean Tacos Ever.

24 Nov

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I am obsessed with this ‘I can’t believe it’s not a real recipe’ for black bean tacos. I don’t really like beans but I adore black beans and in this recipe they make the perfect ground beef replacement.

This recipe I just kind of made up, it makes about 6 tacos which serves 2 hungry adults. I get all my supplies for this recipe from Trader Joe’s because they have organic taco shells and organic black beans at really great prices and their taco seasoning mix is spicy which I love and their salsa is chunky.

For well under $10 you can have this amazingly healthy and tasty dinner in about 15 minutes.

Ingredients:

1 Package of taco shells

1 Jar of salsa

1 Packet of taco seasoning mix

1 Can of black beans

Directions:

Open beans, drain out the liquid and dump them into a pot which will be simmering over med heat

Open salsa and drain out excess liquid, add to beans in the pot.

Open taco seasoning mix, use about .5 the package, mix into pot then adjust to your taste preference.

Simmer over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes.

Toast the taco shells for 2 minutes in an oven set to 350.

Remove taco shells, fill with the goodness and then enjoy the easiest black bean tacos ever.

Stay Chizzle,

M.

Taco Shells

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Do Somersault.

8 Jul

My latest snack find comes in the form of Somersaults. These all natural, high fiber, high protein snacks are made with sunflower seeds and toasted grains. Not only are the good for you, they also taste amazing and are nut free and vegan. This snack is a round, crunchy disk-like nugget full of flavor and goodness.

With 6 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber, Somersaults are a healthy alternative to other snacks like chips and cookies. They will fill you up and keep you full, teamed up with a piece of fruit and a bottle of water make it the perfect mid morning on-the-go snack. Somersaults come in 5 different flavors; Pacific sea salt, cinnamon crunch, salty pepper, dutch cocoa and santa fe salsa. I have personally tried the cinnamon crunch ones and they are quite tasty, I would buy them again.

You can find Somersault Snacks at Whole Foods, Seattles Best Coffee, Peets Coffee and Tea, Wegmans and Vitamin Shoppe to name a few. There is also a store on their website that you can buy Somersaults from if you can’t find them in stores. Read more about them below…

http://somersaultsnacks.com/ Somersaults Homepage.

Recipe Time: Grilled Pineapple and Macadamia Nut Salsa.

10 Jun

This recipe came in my direction via Vegetarian Times. It’s like a bunch of Hawai’i in a dish so kick back and enjoy it with some tarro chips or grilled tofu.

Grilled Pineapple and Macadamia Nut Salsa.

Ingredients:

– 1 Large Pineapple, Quartered.

– 1/2 Cup Unsalted, Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts, Chopped.

– 1/2 Cup Diced Red Bell Pepper.

– 1/4 Diced Red Onion.

– 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice.

– 2 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Cilantro.

– 2 Teaspoons Seeded and Diced Jalapeno Chile.

– 1 Clove Garlic, Minced.

– 3/4 Teaspoon Chipotle Chile Powder.

Directions:

– Preheat Grill or Grill Pan. Grill Pineapple Quarters 4 Minutes on Each Side or Until Tender and Juicy and Dark Brown Char Marks Appear.

– Chop Pineapple Into 1/4 Inch Cubes and Transfer to Bowl.

– Stir In Remaining Ingredients and Season With Salt and Pepper.

Enjoy!!!

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