Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Homemade Bean soup <3

Sorry for this shitty picture, Ben and I ate all the yummy avocado and cilantro :(

This recipe has been pass down from generations in my family, all the women in my family know it, and we teach it to people we like. So, here it goes. You will need:

1 cup of beans (pinto or red)
2 carrots
5 cups of water
2 Bouillon cubes (chicken flavor) ( if you are vegan Edward and Sons makes one)
1 big tomato
1 white onion
sea salt
garlic salt
Cilantro (optional)

So first you HAVE to let the beans soak from one day to the next, at least 18 hours . Or else they are like rocks, and take waaay to long to cook. Make sure you wash them before you put them to soak in 5 cups of water.

Put beans in a big pot with a cover, throw in whole peeled carrots, Bouillon cubes, salt, pepper, cumin, garlic salt to your taste. Let it simmer until carrots are soft. Take both carrots and a little bit of the bean soup broth and put it in the blender until its puree. Then put it back in the pot.

Take the onion, the chives (one or two pieces) and tomato, mince them. In a saucepan heat olive oil (or whatever oil you use) add the onion and chives first, throw in the tomato add salt and pepper. Sautee for 10 minutes, until it turns a little golden. Add this to the beans.

Then let the beans simmer for another 30 minutes in Low, try them out see if the flavor is good.

Serve over rice with avocado and garnish with cilantro...YUUUUUMMMYYYY!!!!!

Remember Bon Appetite!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


What would I ever do with out my creatures. I love my little dogs so much, when I moved to Philly from Florida I was a bit upset. I missed my friends, I miss being out and about all the time, miss my health food shops and get it. I found myself super sad at my house, cold all the time, miserable. But my pupperonis where always there to make me laugh and attack me with kisses all the time. I am so glad they are in my life. I'm sure all of you have your creatures that you can't live with out, I don't care if its a cat, parrot, whale, you know how amazing animals are. They fill our souls up with love.