Monthly Archives: June 2012

Black Bean Saute

This is one of my favorite side dishes. It’s easy, quick, delicious and healthy. What more could you ask for?

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 small vidalia onion, diced

1/4 cup cider vinegar

15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 cup frozen corn

1/2 cup frozen peas

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp ground black pepper

In a medium saute pan over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil, then add the red bell pepper and the onion. Saute  until tender. I let the onion just start to brown because this is how I like onions. Add the garlic and saute for another minute. Then add the vinegar, beans, corn and peas. Saute until the frozen vegetables are cooked and the vinegar has reduced. Season with salt and pepper. That’s it!

I serve this with so many things! Grilled chicken, fajitas, burgers. I love to serve bunless burgers on a bed of fresh spinach, topped with avocado and salsa, with this veggie saute on the side. Excellent summer meal.

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S’more Cookies

Here is the recipe for the S’more cookies I made that everyone wanted. I am not the biggest cookie fan and I thought these were incredible! I did not bake them on graham crackers (that seemed weird to me). I was scared that omitting the graham crackers would un-s’more them, but the cinnamon in the cookies was enough to keep the s’more taste. I also left off the chocolate on top; it kind of seemed like TOO much.

Sweet Pea's Kitchen

Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies with a graham cracker base, topped with a chocolate chip marshmallow cookie and chopped Hershey’s bars on top. If you are a fan of  s’mores, watch out! These are incredible! 🙂 I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready for summer. I only have 12 school days left until summer break! I remember when I was a kid I would always wonder what the teachers at our school were going to do the whole summer without us. Now I know that the teachers are just as excited if not more than the students to be out for the summer. This summer is going to a particularly busy and fun one for my husband and I. June marks my husband and I’s 3rd wedding anniversary, so we are headed back down to the place we had our destination wedding-Grand Cayman. I am super…

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