All by myself
On Thursday, I decided to go for it. I had a bunch of ingredients in my pantry that I wanted to use up and instead of searching for a recipe, I went and did my own thing!
It is so empowering to make your own food. I didn’t even measure anything, I just tossed in here, sprinkled there and so on. It was great!
What did I make? It contained these:
- 1-15 oz. can of black beans
- 2 medium sized sweet potatoes (partially cooked)
- 1 can of petite diced tomatoes with green chiles
- 2 cups of water
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1.5 tsp minced garlic
- A few shakes of chili powder
- A shake of ground cumin
- A few shakes of ground cinnamon
- Salt & pepper to taste
Start by sauteeing the onion with the garlic and olive oil over medium-high heat. Then add the black beans, tomatoes (don’t drain) and 2 cups or so of water (depending on how “soupy” you like yours) while you cook the sweet potatoes (I did mine together for 4 minutes in the microwave).
Cut up the sweet potatoes and toss them into the pot. Let cook for a few minutes, then reduce the heat to low-medium and cover for 15 minutes. Add the spices, salt and pepper, re-cover and let sit an additional 10 minutes or so.
Have you ever surprised yourself by “winging it” with creating a meal?