Food and other things

3 Feb

I meant to post this recipe a while ago for my mom as we made it while they were visiting and it was quite the hit. It’s pretty darn easy to make and unbelievably good for the lack of work.

Eli is doing great, we have some video to post but the battery on the video camera is kaput and we can’t find the power cord for it. Hopefully I can hunt it down in the next day or two and get that up. The overnight sleep has mostly resolved itself after a few days of the binky obsession although naps are pretty up in the air right now. I’ve let go of strict nap enforcement in favor of just putting him down when he looks tired and letting him sleep however long (or not) he wants. I still do enforce a longer nap in the afternoon (at least 1.5 hours) but that has more to do with wanting a pleasant baby in the evenings more than anything else.

I go back to work in a week and a half. I’m looking forward to it but at the same time I’m a little sad about it. Time passes so quickly. We’re going to go ahead and buy a crib next week so we can take the pack n’ play to Sharron’s so he’ll have some consistency there. Trying not to think too much about not seeing my boy very much four days a week right now. Wah.

Anyway, the recipe:
Black Bean, Yellow Pepper, and Cumin Chili

* 6 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 12-ounce onion, coarsely chopped (about 3 cups)
* 1 large yellow bell pepper, chopped
* 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin seeds
* 4 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chilies
* 3 15-ounce cans black beans, well drained
* 2 14 1/2-ounce cans diced tomatoes with roasted garlic
* 2 cups vegetable broth

Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and cumin seeds; sauté until onion is soft and golden, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. Add chipotle chilies and stir 30 seconds. Add black beans, diced tomatoes with juices, and vegetable broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer uncovered until liquid is reduced by half, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Transfer 2 cups chili to processor. Blend to coarse paste; return to pot. Simmer chili to thicken, if desired. Season chili to taste with salt and pepper.


One Response to “Food and other things”

  1. Lolli & Pop February 5, 2009 at 8:31 am #

    I can vouch for the recipe, it was quite good. I’m glad you sent it on.

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