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Black Bean, Coconut Soup

There is this place I go to right by one of my yoga studios called the Chicago Health Foods Store. They rotate their soups but they often have this black bean soup. It is so creamy and dreamy. I asked soup master, Matt what was in the black bean soup. He said he makes it…

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing

There were a plethora of black beans in my refrigerator I cooked up before I was heading to California. I made some black bean hummus and still had plenty beans left. I snagged some sweet potatoes and cut up the red peppers. I mixed in a little quinoa and made a zesty lime dressing for…

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Crockpot Stuffed Red Peppers

I’ve been quite astonished with the red pepper selection at the farmer’s market the last few weeks. Usually I see these giant non-organic peppers at the grocery store and think they’re just loaded up with hormones because they’re so big. However, I found a pepper the size of my face last week at the market…

Black Beans-A Must Have in Your Diet

As I sit eating my black bean soup for dinner, I realized that I had just whipped up a bunch of recipes that included black beans lately. I grabbed a ton of black beans at the farmer’s market the other week and cooked them all up before heading to California. I had no idea what…

Black bean hummus

Black Bean Hummus

The first time I had black bean hummus was in Madison, Wisconsin the other month at the farmer’s market. Holy cow! After that bite hit my mouth, I was determined to make my own that I can have on hand whenever I need. According to World’s Healthiest Foods, “among all groups of food commonly eaten…