Cuban Black Beans and Sausage

Ingredients:

1 T olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
1/2 large red pepper, diced
2 stalks celery (including the leaves), diced
1 large carrot, peeled and diced
14 oz smoked pork sausage, sliced lengthwise in half and then cut into chunks
1 T cumin
1/4 t ground black pepper
2 bay leaves
1 Serrano pepper, minced
1 (15 oz) can tomatoes, diced
3 cups chicken stock, unsalted
4 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup cilantro stems, chopped
2 oz pimentos, diced
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped (for garnish) Read More


Quinoa with Peas and Carrots

Ingredients:

2 cups quinoa, rinsed per package directions
1 T olive oil
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
1/2 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
3 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 Serrano pepper, rinsed, de-veined and deseeded
1 T chili powder
1 t smoky paprika
1 t ground cumin
1/2 t oregano
1/4 t fresh ground black pepper
1 t balsamic vinegar
1 cup mixed frozen peas and carrots, thawed
1 (8 oz) can of unsalted tomato sauce
1 3/4 cups vegetable stock
Garnish: sliced green onion and chopped cilantro Read More