I’d really like to have a kitchen.  I’d really like to prepare food the way that I like it.  I’d really like to wash my dishes in a sizable sink.  I’d really like to have my food and dishes and stuff in one place.  All in good time, I suppose, but right now, it’s a drag to feed myself.

Eating out all the time is not a good option for my wallet, or my waistline.  I like my sandwiches fine, but that too can be fattening, or monotonous.  Sometimes I just want a salad.  Even though a salad doesn’t require much cooking, it’s an effort to put together when there’s no space and the cutting board doesn’t fit in the bathroom sink.  My black bean salad wasn’t as good as it usually is due to not being able to mince the jalapeno and cilantro as well as I would like given my teeny backup cutting board and paring knife.  It’s time to go back to sandwiches. 

Black Bean Salad

-drain and rinse 1 – 15 oz. can black beans

-mince 1 jalapeno pepper and 1/3 cup cilantro

-toss with 1T olive oil and juice of 1/2 lemon and salt and pepper to taste

Minced scallions or garlic would add spicy piquantness.  Chopped roasted red bell pepper or tomato would give color and contrast.  All welcome additions if on hand in a working kitchen.  

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  1. Taco Salvation « The Littlest Kitchen Says:

    […] The loser bean salad worked out not so much as a salad, but as a perfect spicy filling to vegetarian tacos.  Slices of avocado for creaminess and radish for crunch, all the flavors complement each other wrapped in an earthy corn tortilla. Not having a stove has made reheating the tortilla a challenge in that aside from being warm, they have to be pliant enough to fold up.  Microwaving turns them into cardboard.  Wrapped in foil in the toaster oven didn’t make them flexible enough.  Neither was wrapping them in a tea towel afterwards to steam it.  Brushing with a little oil made them more like tortilla chips.  Maybe it’s the tortillas.  These fancy handmade tortillas from Urban Rustic have big corn flavor, but are thick and brittle.  Or maybe I just need a stove. […]

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