Quick and Easy Cuban Style Black Beans (from canned!)

Quick and Easy Cuban Style Black Beans (from canned)- HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

These quick black beans are flavorful, fiber-ful, and just pretty! Smokey cumin compliments the combination of onions, garlic and bell peppers known collectively as “sofrito”, or “the Holy Trinity”. Despite seeming to be too quick to be true, these legumes make a delectable nutrient rich side dish.

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Light Tabouli Style Rice Pilaf; a fresh, simple side dish

Light Tabouli Style Rice Pilaf; a fresh, simple side dish- HeDoesXrayIDoFood

This pilaf is a little different from typical pilaf in that the veggies are added after the rice is cooked in order to keep them fresh. However, the rice is pre-seasoned using the vegetable broth, and no added salt. Trust me, this is anything but bland. I also love this because it can be served warm or cold, making it perfect for making ahead or taking to a pot luck where oven space is never available.

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My Za’atar Recipe, The “Hot Sauce“ of Spice Mixes; Put it on Everything

My Za'atar Recipe, The "Hot Sauce“ of Spice Mixes; Put it on Everything-HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

Good on a bagel with cream cheese, great over avocado toast. Tasty stirred into quinoa, magnificent on my Za’atar Chicken with Tahini Sauce. Sprinkle over roasted or sauteed veggies, or spread over buttered French bread and toast in the oven! This versatile mixture can be made and kept in an airtight container or spice jar for many months. But, trust me when I say it won’t last that long before you eat it all!

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