Ok, so you know the rhyme about beans.
They're not sexy like chocolate, but they're good for you!
I've been on a I need less animal protein and more veggies. I know this about myself.
Beans are delicous, protein & fiber rich, and good for you. Google: benefits of beans, and consider how to add them to your diet. And they can be BFC friendly too.
I soaked, seasoned and cooked some yesterday. Great on my afternoon salad, and 'refried' some for dinner.
To make refried beans (no oil):
Heat can of beans (black is great-check out labels for fiber, etc...pretty impressive) Or some of your home cooked ones w/ the juice-
Add seasoning...I like Costco's taco season mix, but a blend of chili powder, cumin, garlic, pepper, etc. is very good to. No need to add salt w/ canned beans-in my opinion.
Once they get bubbly-start smashing with a potato masher or immersion blender-depending on the consistency you like. And within minutes you have 'refried beans'. If they start looking too thick before you're done mixing-just add more bean juice or water.
One day I'll be better at uploading pics, but for now I'm pretty proud of myself for blogging!
I hope you each have a wonderful day-
P.S. Speaking also of chocolate...go to Dawn's blog and check out the 'cookie' recipe. They are tiny chocolate nuggets of yumminess. (Is that a word?). Why not have them on occasion, instead of a square or two...or three of chocolate? Fiber/heart heathy fats/protein, etc.