Sunday, April 28, 2013

Quinoa, Black Bean, and Corn Tacos

These are not as complicated as they sound, and soooo good!! Quinoa is incredibly healthy, too!  I'll never eat tacos or nachos another way!  We ate them over tortilla chips.

Quinoa, Black Bean and Corn Tacos
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 - 8 servings
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5) oz can diced tomatoes with green chilis, undrained
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Serve with:
  • corn or wheat tortillas
  • chopped lettuce
  • Monterey Jack, cheddar or cottage cheese
  • diced avocados
  • diced tomatoes
  • hot sauce
  • Heat olive oil in a large non-stick saucepan over medium high heat. Once hot, add onion and saute until golden and tender, about 3 minutes. Add in garlic and saute 30 seconds longer. Stir in broth, diced tomatoes, cooked quinoa, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne, coriander and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat, cover saucepan with lid and simmer about 20 minutes, until mixture has thickened.
  • Stir in corn and black beans and simmer, uncovered 5 - 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix in lime juice and cilantro. Serve warm over tortillas with desired toppings.
  • Recipe Source: recipe adapted slightly from a ward cookbook, recipe submitted by Kelli Price

Florida Fish Cakes - The Fit Cook - Healthy Recipes - Skinny Recipes

Florida Fish Cakes - The Fit Cook - Healthy Recipes - Skinny Recipes

This is a good, healthy recipe.  I used salmon, but  you can use any kind of fish, next time I'll be using crab because we really like crab!   I made these for dinner tonight with a side of grilled zuchinni and potatoes tossed with evoo and cajun seasoning. Yum!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

*Recipe disclaimer*

I didn't invent any of these recipes, but This isn't Pinterest. I'm not just posting random stuff here that looks good. All recipes have been cooked And taste tested by me :-) and fall into AT LEAST one of these categories :
Sinfully delicious. Super healthy. cheap.
So let me know if you try any and how it turned out for you!