Black Beans


Garlic Black Beans over Rice Pasta

The secret is in the sauce with my Garlic Black Beans over Rice Pasta. Extra garlic, onions, Kalamata olive paste and sundried tomatoes are tied together with a dash of balsamic for pure perfection. What is the first thing you are usually thinking about when you get up each morning? […]

Garlicky Black Beans

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Cumin Scented Black Beans and Savory Oats with Sweet Banana Chips

   Cumin Scented Black Beans and Savory Oats with Sweet Banana Chips ~ a unique breakfast idea. Are you the kind of person that sticks with their tried and true breakfast? Or are you someone who mixes it up on a whim? Either way this dish is for you! If […]


Decadent Black Bean and Quinoa Brownie Fudge

Surprise and delight your friends with this Decadent Black Bean and Quinoa Brownie Fudge!  Over a week ago I had this post read to print when the unthinkable happened.  In an effort to get back to some normalcy and keep my mind off things I am up and looking at […]

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Sloppy Joes with Tempeh and Black Beans

Quick and Easy Sloppy Joes with Tempeh and Black Beans

  “What….is the number one reason people don’t join a CSA?” Francisco, the owner of KyV Farm asked me with eyebrows raised and eyes wide, waiting for my answer…..  “UM….because they haven’t heard of one?”  “No! Because people want convenience!” Dang. I missed that one. Francisco likes to quiz me on […]


Three Tips on How to make a Great Vegan Veggie Burger (and a Savory Veggie Burger Recipe)!

  I’ve finally discovered the secrets to making great tasting great veggie or bean burgers when they used to fall apart, turning into mush. The first secret is some flour – any kind will do; add it a tablespoon at a time until the mixture is firmer but only just […]

Savory Veggie Burger with Vegan Cheese

Avocado, Mango and Caribbean Black Bean Tostada

Looking for a last minute dinner idea? Try this Black Bean Stew with Quinoa plus 7 Amazing Black Bean Recipes.

 Black Bean Stew with Quinoa Do you ever get home from work tired and without any sort of plan for dinner?  That’s the time that fast food starts looking palatable.  I say – don’t do it!  Reach for a few cans out of the pantry or pre-cooked frozen beans and […]


Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie

This four-ingredient recipe is quick enough for any weeknight, but delicious enough to offer to company. With all the comforts of home, this Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie will everyone at the dinner table. Last Wednesday night I picked my daughter up, got home and had to make dinner. My […]

Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie

Garlicky Black Bean Mila Dip

Garlicky Black Bean Mila Dip and How Omega 3s Can Help Multiple Sclerosis

My mom is an amazing woman.  We talk every morning and she is my coach, friend and therapist all rolled into one.  Never have I met a more positive, loving and gentle soul. She devotes herself to helping others and listening to their problems, at the same time battling a […]


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Vegan Seven Layer Bean Dip with Cashew Sour Cream

Ready for a fiesta? Or mabe just need to feed a crowd? You ‘ll LOVE this vegan seven layer bean dip with cashew sour cream! Seven Layer Bean Dip with Mila   Greetings!  I just got back from our camping trip to St Augustine.  Yes I am crazy and yes, […]


Macro Acorn Squash Bowl with Mila, Massaged Kale and Tahini Sauce

One of the best things in life is meeting new people and experiencing new things.  Last Saturday was one of the most fun and memorable.  My friend Gregg, who has been supplying me the wines for the Wine Down Wednesday posts, and his wife Kerry (I hope that is the correct spelling!) had us over […]


Black Bean Burgers - Florida Coastal Cooking and Wellness

Ten Minute – Five Ingredient Black Bean Burgers

Ten Minute – Five Ingredient Black Bean Burgers are simple enough to make any weeknight, and the whole family will love them!   I finally got around to trying Happy Herbivore’s super easy bean burgers.  These will now be my go-to recipe when I need something super quick and easy. […]


Pumpkin Chili Mole

Everyone knows what chili is right?  When you ask most folks what they put in theirs you typically hear beans, beef, tomatoes etc.  But how do you make a meatless chili that is also filling and flavorful enough to satisfy those die hard meat lovers?  By adding a few elements of mole […]


Avocado, Mango and Caribbean Black Bean Tostada

Today my daughter and I had our last CSA pickup for the season and what a wonderful visit we had.  We walked around the farm with one of the owners, Vivian while we talked and she hand picked some vegetables for us. After we left the rows of lettuces and greenhouses […]


Round Two Recipe – Black-Bean Banana and Hummus Wrap

TGIF Any big plans for the weekend?  For us the only thing we have going on is a band we like to see in St. Augustine is playing at Scarlett O’hara’s Saturday night.  Other than that we may take the boat out or go find a fun playground for our little […]


Clean Eating’s Chili Rubbed Tilapia with Banana Black Bean Salad

Recently I discovered Clean Eating Magazine.  I love the fresh ingredients, colorful photos, easy to read recipes and nutrition information for each.   I’m in trouble….another food magazine to love. But you will be proud of me.  Instead of hoarding the magazines until it becomes unbearable and we have to drop […]


Breakfast Salad

Sorry for the short posts recently.  I’ve been out of it that past few days!  Since the fish fry I went to on Saturday I have been under the weather.  I finally went to the doctor on Wednesday and she said I had caught a virus so to just eat […]