The past few days I’ve been in a little big of a bloggy slump. I’ve taken pictures of things, but sadly have been unmotivated to write anything. Perhaps because I wrote a good sized term paper or maybe my current frustrations with health food blogs. This morning, while watching CNN on the elliptical, I heard a ridiculous news story related to food/dieting. I started formulating a post in my head and was pretty excited to share it, but then stopped myself.
Will I offend someone? Might this hurt a reading struggling from an eating disorder?
I don’t want either of those things to be the case. I want this to be fun, not stressful.
So I’ve decided, at least for now, to post my healthy meals and usual fatty treats that I pawn off to my friends and stop talking about health, weight, fitness, etc.
I like food. I’m sticking to it.
So without further delay:
Today was rainy, which meant that something warm was in order.
Black Bean “Tamale” Pie
adapted from Eggs on Sunday’s Black Bean Tamale Pie
1-3 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
1 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tbsp cumin
1/2 cup black beans, cooked
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes with liquid
A few shakes of cinnamon
A few shakes of Cayenne
few ounces of cheese (I used 1 or 2 oz)
1 cup cornmeal
2 1/2 cups water
salt to taste
1 egg beaten
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
In a skilled heat the oil and cook the onions and garlic for a few minutes. Add peppers, cook for a few more minutes. Add spices, tomatoes, beans and corn. Bring to a boil, transfer to baking dish and sprinkle with cheese.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium sauce pan, combine water, salt and cornmeal. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, keep stirring until cornmeal is thick (about 5 minutes). Turn off heat. Add beaten egg, baking powder and sugar. Top the bean mixture with the cornmeal mixture and bake for about 40 minutes.
Pretty tasty. The “tamale” part formed a weird crust that I wasn’t a fan of, but other than that it was delicious! It sort of reminded me of the Kashi Mayan Harvest Bake that I’m obsessed with. I bought a plantain that is taking far too long to ripen. As soon as that puppy is black, I’m trying to conquer the Mayan Harvest Bake!
Have a wonderful weekend!!