Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Black Bean Soup, Fruit Salad

As I mentioned in my last post, I haven't been feeling all that great. I'm congested, have a nasty cough and a bit of a sore throat. Since Saturday, I haven't been too excited about being in the kitchen but wanted to use up some of the produce I got last week. To soothe me, I decided to make a simple and quick Black Bean soup and Fruit Salad for dessert.
The Black Bean Soup had black beans (dried that were soaked over night and cooked), red onion, garlic, oregano, salt, black pepper, chipotle powder and veggie stock. I mashed up the beans with a potato masher and added the veggie stock until it got to a soupy consistency. I topped the soup with quartered cherry tomatoes and avocado that was left over from the sandwiches I made for our picnic this past weekend. Very comforting!
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The Fruit Salad was super easy. I just diced up a golden delicious apple and mango and coated them with juice from half a lemon and then threw in the blackberries, blueberries and cut up strawberries. I think fruit based treats are my favorite way to end to any meal.
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14 comments:

Happy Herbivore! said...

your fruit always looks picture perfect! I want to dive in head first and gobble up all the beautiful blackberries!

and black beans! always a win with those! I think I'll make something with black beans today! You've got me craving them!

Happy Herbivore! said...

p.s FEEL BETTER!

tea and echineacea and spirulina does me right!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Hopefully the gorgeous soup and fruit salad will do the trick to make you feel 100% better like you deserve to be!

Romina said...

I hope you feel better soon! That fruit salad looks so yummy. Mmm.

Ashley Nicole said...

Awesome! I made black bean soup w/ veggies sunday night - yumm.
Just wanted to say 'hi' and let you know that we had loads of fun with you two on Sunday for brunch. We have to do it again, perhaps dinner? I love to eat!
Feel free to e-mail me also, dothereggae at gmail dot com

Hope your congestion goes away soon!

-Ashley Nicole

Jennifer said...

Ok, you had me at the black bean soup, then I saw the fruit! Fabulous!

Hope you get to feeling better.

Theresa said...

golden delicious are my favourite apples. And that soup sounds like a good sick food. Hope you feel better soon!

Hannah said...

Ah, you know it's still winter when the notorious cough/cold is still about... Looks like some really good, comforting food though. Almost makes me wish I were sick!

Feel better!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fantastic meal! Feel better soon!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Judy said...

Mmmm, black bean soup is so perfect when you're sick, nice and thick but spicy enough to cut the congestion. And fruit always helps too :)

textual bulldog said...

Feel better! All that good food should help, hopefully... :)

Rural Vegan said...

Everyone has this rotten cold - I hope you start feeling better soon. If that black bean soup doesn't help, I don't know what will!

Vegan_Noodle said...

I want some fruit!!!