Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Black Bean Revolution
My life this week...all things black bean. So faced with the challenge of cooking with black beans, I came up with the following meal solutions:
For breakfast...Black Bean Tacos. Talk about a bang for your buck...this fiber rich breakfast, only 3.5 points. Extra added bonus...satisfaction: 2 count em' 2 Mission Low Carb Whole Wheat Tortillas, 1/2 c. black beans, 2 egg whites, bell pepper, onions, 1/4 c. Rotel.
Sunday, I cooked black bean soup for those "I Don't Wanna Cook Moments". Yesterday, I paired the soup with a grilled cheese sandwich...6 points for the entire meal. Best part about this meal...1 point for 2 slices of Nature's Own 100% Whole Wheat Bread.
Okay what you see here is a black bean omelet cooking in my GT Express 101. The GT Express 101 now resides in the dumpster. Well first of all, the GT lay dormant in the cabinet for a little over a year. I pulled it out to cook my omelet and I noticed the non-stick surface, not so non-stick. So, I sprayed the crap out of the GT with non-stick spray. After the omelets cooks in the two wells you see pictured below, they should have popped out into two perfect semi-circles.
My results, a pile of eggs. Whatevs...still a tasty treat.
So what spurred my my desire to bust out the GT Express 101...the informerical for the new and improved...DRUM ROLL PLEASE...Xpress Readi- Set- Go!
With 2 payment of $19.95 plus shipping and handling, the X-press Redi-Set-Go is as good as mine *insert sinister laugh and mustache twirl here*.