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What’s for Dinner?

A relative of mine had recently asked what kind of vegetarian/vegan meals do I make and what are some good recipes. Now, I just want to make sure that all of you know that I am a vegetarian (used to be a vegan about 2 years ago), however my boyfriend is a carnivore (sometimes make two meals a night for dinner). While my many ‘experiments’ have gone array, there are only a few that my boyfriend will eat (let alone myself). In fact, here is one that is frequently REQUESTED (and my favorite, I also made it last night):

Cuban Black Beans and Rice

(and it really does look like this when you are plating).

Serves 4| Hands-On Time: 20m | Total Time: 20m



  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cumin and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the beans, oregano, and 1 cup water. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the vinegar. Smash some of the beans with the back of a fork to thicken. Serve over the rice. Top with the radishes and cilantro.

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 368
  • Fat 5g
  • Sat Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 1077mg
  • Protein 14g
  • Carbohydrate 71g
  • Fiber 11g


Friday’s Found Fun


I bought this book the other day while I was at the book store looking for design magazines and books. I tried a workout today, and wow! This book is great because it gives you a routine to do, and the different variations that you can try. I plan to do more! Also comes in a ‘man’s’ version.