Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Latino conneccion: Black bean soup with Malaysian kachoomer and pepper jack cheese

The darker, the little seed coat( compared to the red and white bean), supposedly the higher its antioxidant ability. It also has a lower sugar content compared to the other beans therefore a good food source for diabetics that want to monitor sugar intake closely.
I love it because of the whole "Latino conneccion" This little "black number" has party written all over it. It jives with fresh salsas, meat, soups, stews and the list goes on and on. "No need to take beano with me just add a little fennel and I am practically "gas-free." Spice me up and I am the epitome of a steamy South Floridian good time or a Mexican festival!
The salsa is a Malaysian kachoomer whereby the chopped onions is first soaked in boiling water. The tortillas are made from corn so this is also gluten free.
For the black bean soup finely chopped onoins, tomatoes, garlic, fresh oregano, basil, special spice blend, cumin and no salt black beans in the can, sautee until carmelized and then add "no salt black beans in the can. Add a little water if too thick.

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