Erythritol and Sugared Beans without the Sugar

Hello there!

Spiced Roasted Black Soy Beans

I thought life would slow down a bit after my fitness competition.

I was wrong.

It’s only gotten busier! I don’t even know where all my time goes- but it’s been so hard to find the time to blog!

My workout routine has changed a little bit- now I’m going to the gym everyday. There used to be days where I would be only doing cardio, so I didn’t need to go to the gym- but now actually I’m there everyday.

Even Sundays.

Sure two of my workout sessions are only 30 min ab circuits- but it still takes time to go, warm up, stretch, change, leave etc.

And therefore I have less time to devote to my blog.

Over Easy Southwest Salad

Chopped lettuce of choice (I like the crunch of iceberg in this salad)
1 diced Avocado (Pricey in Korea, but worth the splurge for this salad!)
1/2 diced Bell pepper (Your preference on color)
1 diced roma tomato
1/3 C rinsed canned black beans
Salsa/ rotel
1 over easy Fried egg
Salt and pepper

First chop up all your veggies. Toss them together for your single serve salad.
While you fry your egg to runny perfection (season with salt and pepper), warm up those beans in a pan or microwave.
Top your chopped salad with salsa, warm black beans(pintos would work too), and place that beauty of an egg on top. To enjoy, simply cut up the egg and stir into the salad. The yolk and salsa create an amazing dressing and it is a lean protein packed treat to boot! (It makes me think of a southwest version of bibimbap sans the rice.)
Beware. It is addicting!

Thanksgiving Crunch Time:

Tis the season... for Thanksgiving gatherings and potlucks. Need some ideas for what to make, take or gift that has the flavors of home? I have a few recipes to spark your creativity!

First, check out THIS POST from two years ago on Thanksgiving favorites you can make without an oven.

Second, HERE are some no bake desserts that are sure to please.

Now, for those trying to maintain that pre-holidays figure... let's take a look at some lighter alternatives.

Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic You can find green beans at Costco

Try using olive oil or chicken broth instead of butter in your mashed potatoes.

Cilantro Lime Hummus

image courtesy ovenlesschef

1 lb cooked chickpeas(you can find dried in Asia Marts, canned at Homeplus or MegaMart)
Fist full of fresh cilantro (
3-4 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp Lime juice (Lemon will work)
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp chili powder (Korean will work)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
3 T olive oil
add water, iced tea, or even beer as needed to get consistency desired
(For a more rounded flavor, try adding a few Tbsp of shredded coconut or coconut oil!)

Black Beans and Rice

image courtesy allrecipes

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup uncooked white rice
1 1/2 cups water
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 1/2 cups canned black beans, drained (Home Plus)

1.In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 4 minutes. Add the rice and saute for 2 minutes.
2.Add the water and bouillon, bring to a boil, cover and lower the heat and cook for 20 minutes. Add the spices and black beans.

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

image courtesy google

1 (15 ounce) can yellow corn, drained
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed (Homeplus)
1 (14.5 ounce) can tomatoes with chilis or jalapenos (Homeplus)(Salsa would also work)
1 bunch finely chopped cilantro (
1 large green onion, finely sliced
1 small red/yellow onion, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 tsp ground cumin (local asia mart)
1 Tbsp olive oil, or to taste

Fiesta Soup

6-8 C water
2 bouillon cubes
2 chicken breasts
1 large carrot, diced
1 large onion, diced
2 green onions, sliced
2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained (home plus)
1 can corn
2 cans diced tomatoes with chilis (home plus), or 3 large tomatoes diced
2 Tbsp Cumin (, asian marts)
2 tsp Chili powder
1/4 tsp black pepper

Shredded cheese, Tortilla chips, cilantro(, and lime juice to serve with.

1. In large stock pot, bring water, bouillon, and chicken to boil.
2. Add diced carrots, onions, and green onions.
3. Once chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes, remove chicken to cutting board and let cool.
4. Add beans, corn, tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, and black pepper to pot and reduce to simmer.
5. Using two forks, shred chicken and add back into pot.
6. Let simmer for 10-20 minutes.

Southwest Eggrolls

2 T oil
1 chicken breast
1/2 green onion (1/4 inch dice)
1/2 red bell pepper, diced small
1/3 C corn kernals
1/4 C canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 C fresh chopped spinach

Black Eyed Pea Dip

2 cans Black eyed peas (4 Cups cooked, salt and pepper to taste)
4 T salsa
2 C shredded cheddar
1/2 C sour cream or Plain yogurt (not korean plain yogurt, Denmark plain)
1 diced onion, saute in skillet for richer flavor

1. In bowl, combine drained peas, salsa, sour cream/yogurt, and onion. Stir until fully combined.
2. Place in microwave safe dish and cook in microwave for 4 minutes.
3. Remove, stir ingredients and mash some of the peas with back of spoon against the side of the bowl.
4. Cover with shredded cheddar and place back in microwave for 1 minute.

*For a more spicy version, add diced chilis or jarred jalapenos to the mix.

Grab your tortilla chips. Dip. Eat. Enjoy.

Courtesy Kate Lett

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