Scrumptious Black Bean Enchiladas

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Image courtesy of potentialdoctor.com

I’m always on the look out for new tasty recipes, particularly ones that are kid-friendly and nutritious. Last week I stumbled upon this delicious bean enchilada recipe. It was scrumptious and very easy to make. The main ingredients are beans, chopped tomatoes, onions, grated carrots wrapped in tortillas and topped with a dollop of yogurt and grated cheese.

Now, my kids have an onion ‘radar’ second-to-none, but I was able to disguise the onions by chopping them up as small as possible and frying them in some delicious spices that the kids could not resist. (The spices were Dhana jeera and Garam masala which can be found at Indian stores and some supermarkets. If you are unable to locate these particular spices, you can whip up something similar using ground coriander, cumin, cloves and turmeric).

You can use any type of bean for this recipe (I used black beans) and even include some lentils. A green salad complements the enchiladas nicely. This recipe was a hit with the entire family and refrigerates well for a subsequent meal. I hope you enjoy your enchiladas as much as we did!

 

 

 

Cilantro and Lime Salmon

I am always looking for new ways to cook fish and this week, I found an absolutely mouth-watering recipe for making salmon. Since I am cooking for a family of four and time is of the essence, my goal is to make recipes that are tasty yet easy to make.

Cilantro and Lime Salmon. Photo credit: potentialdoctor.com

Cilantro and Lime Salmon. Photo credit: potentialdoctor.com

The salmon recipe courtesy of Closet Cooking consists of a simple marinade made from cilantro, lime (juice and zest), and garlic. Jalapeno chilies are an optional ingredient. I made the salmon with a side of mashed potatoes, tomato and corn salad.

What I loved about this recipe:

  • The marinade keeps the fish moist during cooking
  • Makes use of healthy ingredients such as garlic and cilantro
  • Tasty lime flavor
  • Easy and fast

Suggestions/Tips:

  • Try to avoid cooking for more than the recommended time as this will dry out the fish.
  • If you don’t have much time to marinade the salmon, then marinade for just 15 minutes prior to cooking. This will still make a difference in bringing out the tasty lime flavor.
  • To enhance the appearance of the salmon, garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and lime wedges

I hope you enjoy your cilantro and lime salmon dish!

Delicious Breakfast Egg Cups

I have been really enjoying trying new recipes regularly. It gives me something to look forward to in the kitchen, I get to surprise my family with something new and it is helping me to get more organized with my meal planning!

This week’s new recipe is an easy, healthy breakfast recipe courtesy of Super Healthy Kids.

It consists of eggs, spinach, red peppers and cheddar cheese baked in a muffin tray.

A freshly baked breakfast egg cup.

A freshly baked breakfast egg cup.

What I loved about this recipe:

  • Fast and easy
  • Colorful appearance from the spinach and red peppers
  • Versatile (you can vary the ingredients you include)
  • Great way to use up left-over vegetables
  • Freezes well for future meals
  • Kid-friendly (although one of my kids did pick out the red peppers!)

Suggestions/Tips:

  • Only fill the muffin tray 1/2 to 2/3 of the way up because the egg expands upon baking.

I hope you enjoy your breakfast egg cups!

Freshly baked breakfast egg cups.

Freshly baked breakfast egg cups.