Thursday, January 29, 2009

Yummy Recipes!

I just had to send you these two GREAT recipes. They both brought great joy to my life this week :)

Rinny's Rice and Beans
1 pound dry black beans
2 C salsa of choice
2 C brown rice, uncooked
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
Cooks the beans overnight in PLENTY of water in the crock-pot. When they are cooked, drain and add salsa. Cook on low until dinner. Cook the rice to package directions in the broth of your choice. Just before the rice is done (or after if you miss the "just before" ;) stir in the chopped cilantro. 2 POINTS for a 1/2 cup of rice and 2 POINTS for a 1/2 cup of beans. I like it mixed together with a little bit of light sour cream :) My family likes it on tortillas.

Barbara's Lentil Leek Soup
1 pound of lentils
1 onion, chopped
3 large leeks, washed and chopped
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
broth of choice
Cook onion and lentils in crock pot in PLENTY of broth on high until the lentils are cooked, about 4 hours. Add chopped leeks, cook for a few more hours. Add the chopped cilantro, cook for a bit longer ;) 1 POINT per cup. 3 POINTS for 2 cups. This can also be done on the stove in about an hour.

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