Thursday, March 8, 2012

Black Bean Brownies

I haven't made them in a long time but I decided to make some after school when my kids got home. I'm a huge fan of simplicity when it comes to cooking for two reasons 1. I'm not a huge fan of cooking :D and 2. The fewer ingredients I have to work with the less chance I have a making a major culinary catastrophe

You will need:

1 box of Brownie Mix (your choice, I happened to have a low fat version in the pantry)
1 can of Black Beans (any brand you like, I don't recommend a seasoned variety though)

You simply rinse your beans and place them in your BLENDER
Rinse the bean can out and refill it almost to the top with clean water before pouring it into the blender
Blend until Liquefied

Stir your bean/water concoction into your brownie mix, when it's smooth and lump free,  bake it in your greased pan of choice.
I choose a 24 mini muffin pan and this recipe gives me 24 mini brownies that are spongey, moist and full of fiber. They taste so good that my 6 year old, who is probably the pickiest eater on the planet will devour them.
Enjoy (in moderation of course) :-)

Monday, March 5, 2012


Mmmm, how I do love you. I discovered rutabagas a few weeks ago when one got into my bag full of turnips. I was pleasantly surprised at the mild flavor, the intense color and hey, the bang for your buck is there too as far as nutrition goes. I sprinkle mine with a little bit of sea salt and I'm good to go. Anyone else out there in blog land like rutabagas?

What are some of your favorite vegetables?

P.S. My plate full is from one big HUGE rutabaga, I doubt I can finish it all. Happy Monday, people!