Category Archives: 365 Project

In this new year, 2011, I am going to take and post a picture each day. Some will be great shots and others will just be images of various doings taken with my little point and shoot. I’m looking forward to documenting the year in this way.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  I’ve been busy with life….the usual stuff: work, visiting friends, doing yoga, running (yes, I did just write running).  Sundays are usually my cooking days, but I’ve been feeling a little under the weather and am laying low today.  Here is what I just cooked up.  It will be my lunches this coming week and I already can’t wait to eat it.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Deliciousness

Here’s what went into the pot:

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil

I sauteed the onion and the garlic in the olive oil for 5 or so minutes and then I added:

  • about 2 tablespoons cumin
  • about 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • dash of cinnamon
  • salt

I mixed that up and added:

  • 4 cups veggie broth
  • 1 sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with chilies
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped

I let all of that simmer together until the sweet potato was cooked, about 30-40 minutes.  It’s warm and comforting and absolutely delicious.  Plus, it’s healthy too.  Go ahead, try it!

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

These are little bites of amazingness.  Seriously.  I love baking, but tend to only do it when I have somewhere to bring the baked goods…..because we’d have big problems if I ate a whole batch of anything baked.  I followed this recipe: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting. I made mini-cupcakes instead of regular and cooked them for 15 minutes.  This recipe made 70 mini cupcakes, so unless you need that many, you could probably half it.  The cupcakes are pretty delicious, but the frosting is ridiculous. Also, I sprinkled a little extra sea salt on top of the frosted cupcakes because well…really nothing beats the salty, sweet combo.

Frosted and ready to be eaten!

 

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K A L E

I love kale.  And when I eat it, I love knowing it has lots of good for me stuff in it.  Inspired by a recipe I read in Eating Well a couple months ago, his side dish was seriously SIMPLE and pretty delicious. All I did was  rinse and tear up some kale leaves.  I put them in a pan and dumped some salsa on top of them.   Then I covered it and let it simmer for a few minutes.  And voila, it was done.

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Look at what I just picked…

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He’s cute.

 

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Aren’t they gorgeous?

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Lake <3 Champlain

I live near this stunning lake. Lucky me.

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