Have you met Lori yet? I bet most of you have :). I love this girl. Will you believe if I tell you that she hated cooking? No? This is what she says, “I would rather clean a toilet without gloves in someone else’s house than cook a meal”. lol! When I read that I couldn’t believe it either. Have you seen her blog, the way she cooks and experiments? She works like a pro! Check out yourself at Creating Beauty in the Kitchen!.
LOW GLYCEMIC , NO REFINED SUGARS, FRESH INGREDIENTS, & MOSTLY GLUTEN FREE !
Yup, that’s her blog! Super healthy, super cool and super creative :). Full of life! Full of zest! And full of love! She has showered me with so much of love that I get overwhelmed ;). Lori, you know what I am talking about :).
I have loved her recipes including Tomato Basil Mini Quiches, Poached Peaches with cinnamon and vanilla, Cherry Vanilla Pudding Pops and many more :). Just love the way,her blog reflects :). More love to you Lori!
Now off to Lori, as she says it !
I was super excited when Sonal asked me to do a guest post for her!
- She is a wonderful cook! But all of you already know that! 🙂
She is a vegetarian…and I am not. 🙂 For those of you who know me by now, you know I am always up for a challenge, and this was a challenge I was excited to take on! Though I grew up a meat and potatoes kind of girl, I have grown to love my vegetables and can always use eating more of them! 🙂
There is so much I can, and do, learn from her! I would never have
known how to make fruit leather strips
Aam Papad or this wonderful eggplant and yogurt middle eastern dish Bademjan Borani
… two things that I am sure hoping to make in the future!
Sonal opens my eyes and taste buds to delicious things that I never knew were out there like this amazing pumpkin in Indian curry spices
Pumpkin in Indian Spices ! All I can say is WOW!!! She inspires me to try things that I never would have before! I love
This recipe I am bringing you Sonal…well, I made it not even realizing that it would be the one I was actually making for you! 🙂 I was craving Mexican food, like I often do, and when things went awry in the kitchen….yes, that
sometimes often happens 😉 … this delicious recipe was born! Black bean fajitas! They were sooooo good! I didn’t even miss the meat! 😉
I’m looking forward to seeing some mutual friends, as well as many new ones! I know Sonal appreciates each one of you!
Feel free to come visit me at Creating Beauty in the Kitchen!
· 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
· Flour tortillas (or gluten free ones, for my gluten free friends)
· 3 avocados
· Cherry tomatoes, halved
· ½- 1 whole yellow onion
· About 6 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
· Chili powder
· Cayenne Pepper
· Black pepper
· ½ lemon for lemon juice
· 1 tbsp olive oil
· ¼ cup water
· Fresh cilantro- lots of it!
· Press the garlic, slice the onions, halve the tomatoes, wash and cut up the cilantro, prepare the beans, and set aside in separate containers.
· Prepare the fajita seasoning by combing chili powder, cayenne
pepper, black pepper, about 2 cloves minced garlic, and some honey. I didn’t put measurements on these, because each of us has a different tolerance for heat level. Experiment around until it is the right amount of spiciness for you. After you have made this, set it aside.
· In a large skillet add some olive oil and sauté the onions on medium heat.
· When the onions are looking pretty good, add in the beans and
· After a couple minutes, add in the fajita seasoning, along with
about ¼ cup of water. Mix around thoroughly. Let cook for about 10 minutes to allow the spices to cook into the beans.
· Meanwhile, make your guacamole by putting the avocado in a large bowl and mashing it. Add the rest of the garlic, the tomatoes, cilantro, and the lemon juice. Mix thoroughly.
· When everything is ready, heat up some tortillas and dinner is