Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Spring Fever

Absolutely gorgeous outside! We went for a long walk this morning and hardly needed to wear a coat. Both kids loved the stroller ride and Nolan played in the backyard for almost an hour after we got back. He had a blast shoveling what was left of the snow into his dump truck. HE WAS 100% DRY YESTERDAY!!! He's been dry today so far too, even during our walk! We did make a pit stop at the grocery store to use the bathroom.

Avrie can now go from her tummy to sitting. And since she decided she likes carrots she's decided other food isn't so bad either!

Jenny requested this all could benefit from is delicious and so easy.

Black Beans in Mango Sauce

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups minced red onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 3-inch jalapeno chile, seeded and minced
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 15-oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 large ripe mangoes, minced
freshly ground black pepper to taste
minced fresh cilantro (a must!)
squeezable wedges of lime (optional)

Saute the onion and the garlic, chile, ginger, cumin seeds and salt in the oil for about 3 minutes
Add the black beans and 1/2 the lime juice and saute for 5 more minutes or until everything has mingled nicely and the beans are heated through. Mash the beans slightly and transfer to a bowl.

Stir the remaining lime juice and the mangoes into the hot beans, mashing the mangoes as you stir. Grind in some black pepper, then cover and let stand for about 15 minutes to let the sauce develop.

Serve warm, at room temp, or even cold, topped with cilantro and a squeeze of lime.


lorene said...

that looks very interesting--i do like black beans--however since i am the only one in this household i might have to make the black bean mango some weekend when....maybe when brian and kris are up? they all like new things--even the kids.
i was hoping you would post the firecracker beans or whatever you called them---hmm firecracker--great name for bean recipe!

Justin and Sara said...

Spring fever--I love those days! Sounds like your kids are doing great. :)

Jenny, John, Rebecca, Joel and Clayton said...

Thanks for the recipe! Looks like I'll need a couple more ingredients, as I don't normally have jalepeno peppers on hand. I sure hope my mango doesn't rot in the meantime...