Saturday, April 14, 2012

Getting It Done and Great Quinoa Black Bean Healthy Recipe

These days it's all
about getting the work done.

There's nothing particularly exciting going on, but surprisingly, I'm really liking it. I feel calm, I move day to day with a renewed sense of hope and excitement and I completely trust the path I'm on.

When I'm not training, it's been working, celebrating Kyle's Birthday this past week and doing a career fair this week to try to explain to high school boys & girls what I do for a living. Needless to say, that was a real trip! It was a lot of fun and I'll post some pictures soon!

I've been meaning to post this recipe for ages! The amazing cook / athlete / fashionista Heidi made this for me when I was down at NOLA 70.3 last year and here we are a year later and I am STILL loving this recipe! I make it frequently because it's easy, has great protein and fiber and is so so delicious reheated again and again!

Quinoa is an AWESOME ancient grain that everyone should get to know. It has all NINE essential amino acids and is of course a whole grain (of which you should be having for half your servings every day!).

Enjoy the recipe!

Quinoa and Black Beans


1 tsp vegetable or olive oil

1 onion chopped

3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped (or my way is the garlic in a jar already chopped)

1.5 cups vegetable broth

¾ cup uncooked quinoa

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground cumin

Other ingredients:

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 (15oz) cans of black beans, rinsed and drained

Little salt and pepper

1 cup frozen corn kernels

½ cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Heat Oil in a medium saucepan over med. Heat. Stir in onion and garlic until lightly browned. Mix in quinoa into saucepan with vegetable broth. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 mins.

Stir in frozen corn, black beans and continue to simmer until heated. Top with cilantro and mix in when ready to serve.


GreatCook said...

That looks soooo nasty.

GoBigGreen said...

WHERE did you get such a huge bag of Quinoa! I only can get tiny boxes! Love this idea. I have also made Quinoa tabouli instead of using bulgur wheat use Q.

Alison said...

Looking forward to trying the recipe!

Kiet said...

Got it! Like the feel of this blog post, it flowed well with the pics, sort of like the path you are currently on. Good stuff Kim, looking forward to cheering you on in the next race.