LIVING

With EoE, Allergies, Asthma and a G-Tube

I still cook!

Things have become so crazy with the kids I never post about meals anymore. Who knows, maybe that’s the way my blog should go.
Tonight I was determined to do a post on this fantastic black bean soup I was going to make. Here it is.
Black bean soup

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I didn’t follow a recipe today. I felt I’ve made this enough times I would just try the dump method.
First things first, get those beans softened. I, of course, forgot I had this planned and didn’t soak my beans overnight so I opted for the quick soak method on the bag.

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Make sure you get them soft. I did not. We had hard beans in our soup. Blah.
After you soak your beans drain them and pick out the bad ones.

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Put them back in the pot and add a box of broth. I chose vegetable so that Charlie could eat it too.

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Allow helpers to help or they pout.

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A couple dashes of red pepper flakes for heat.

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Turns out my helper just wanted to be in the pictures.
Add a few shakes of cumin.

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A few shakes of chili powder.

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A can of fire roasted diced tomatoes. I love these things!

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I would typically saute my onion and garlic but I was running out of time so I chopped and dumped them in. See the little minced garlic pieces in there?

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Add some carrots for color and healthiness.  I didn’t have any peppers on hand or they would have been tossed in as well. Put the lid on and let it simmer. Wait! I know,  I forgot the meat. I had a ham hock and some ham steak to dice and put in there. I completely forgot.
While it simmers braid some hair.

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Play with the baby

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After hours of simmering taste it! If it suits you its time to mash it up. You can use a potato masher or let the soup cool a while and use your ninja blender.

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I didn’t blend all the soup.  Maybe 3/4ths of it. I added this back to the crunchy bean soup in the pot and continued simmering it. I completely forgot to take a picture of a bowl of the finished soup. How could I forget? Well, I have 4 kids. Dinner is the craziest time of day for us. I was also bummed I had forgotten to add the meat and quite upset my beans were hard. I hadn’t realized they were hard until the blending process. Luckily the flavoring of the soup was yummy and was edible.  So we topped our crunchy soup with sour cream. Had a slice of ham steak on the side along with a chunk of french baggett.

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November 5, 2014 - Posted by | LIVING

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