Saturday, January 30, 2010

Food For a Cold Night

It's freezing cold here tonight (around 14 degrees Farenheit) and we didn't feel like going out for new ingredients to make dinner, so I decided we should have an adventure with whatever I could find in the kitchen. It was SOOOOOO good that I had to tell you guys about it! Here it is:

End of January Dinner

Heat in a skillet:
1 Tablespoon of olive oil

Saute in the oil:
2 or 3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 medium sized onion, chopped

When the garlic and onions are soft and lightly colored, add:
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 15 oz. can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1 lb. bag of frozen chopped spinach (still frozen is fine)
1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup or so of water

Cover the skillet with a lid and cook about 10 minutes until the spinach is all thawed and the tomatoes have begun to cook down a little. If you need to add any water to keep it all moist, feel free to do so, but not so much that it turns to soup.

Add juice of 1 lemon, squeezed

In a small bowl, beat two eggs with a fork, then add slowly to the spinach/bean mixture, constantly stirring everything so that the eggs cook evenly into the mixture. It should only take a couple of minutes for the eggs to cook.

Serve over hot brown rice (preferably brown jasmine rice!) and top with
fresh avocado slices.


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  2. Sounds good Julie! With the raisins added to the spicy/ savory ingredients it almost sounds a little like an Indian dish. But it needs a name; "Julie's so good skillet supper" or some such...I'm sure other readers are better with these things than I am!

    Do you think it would work if the tomatoes were omitted, or is there something-maybe red peppers-that could be substituted for them?

  3. Good suggestion for a name, Jen, but the name is "End of January Dinner". The idea is to warm you up when it's freezing cold outside.

    As with any recipe, substitutions are not only welcome, but awesome! That's the very nature of evolution! I never make the same food twice, even if I'm the one who wrote the recipe.

  4. D'oh! Somehow I missed that. *blush*

  5. love this recipe. simple and easy..and so very healthy...

  6. Glad you like it, Salty Bodice Ripper! Thanks for saying so!