I, for one, am happy the holidays are past.
While I love Christmas, it has its share of stresses too, including buying presents for everyone, making what seems like a never-ending list of recipes, and attending requisite family and friend gatherings. What should be a fun and exciting time can end up being quite taxing!
Now that we're safely into January and all has passed, I'm looking forward to getting back into my normal rut of a routine. 🙂
One of the things I'm most excited for this month is a reality show called Broken Skull Challenge.
If you're unfamiliar, it's basically a reality show that pits strong men and women against one another, with all of them vying for a chance to be the last man (or lady) standing. That person then attempts to complete the final 'skull-buster' obstacle course in order to win $10,000. Given our love of fitness, my husband and I are very excited for the show!
Personally, I find it extremely motivating to watch others either workout or eat healthy, so shows like this are my jam.
I'm also excited for this recipe. Though it doesn't look like much, this is a phenomenal little meal that really fills you up, makes you feel good, AND is quick, easy, and cheap.
Garlicky Beans and Lemony Greens
- 1 T. olive oil
- 1 c. red onion chopped
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 3-15 ounce cans black beans drained of the top inch of liquid
- 1 small tomato chopped
- 1/4 t. cayenne
- sea salt to taste (I use about 1/2 teaspoon)
- 3 T. cilantro minced
- 1 T. olive oil
- 3 small shallots or about 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 1/4 t. red pepper flakes
- ~6 c. dark greens spinach, kale, or chard are all good options
- sea salt to taste
- lemon juice to taste
- Heat the oil in a medium saucepan.
- Add the onion and a sprinkle of salt, and saute for about five minutes.
- Add in the garlic and saute for another minute.
- Drain just the top inch of bean liquid out of the cans, and pour the remaining contents into the pot.
- Stir in the cayenne and tomato.
- Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Salt to taste, cool, and serve.
- Heat the oil in a shallow pan.
- Add in the shallot and pepper flakes.
- Saute for 3-4 minutes.
- Add in the greens and turn the heat off (leave the pan on the burner).
- As soon as the greens have wilted, remove the pan from the hot burner, and add in salt, to taste, and a good squeeze of lemon juice.
- Serve immediately.
This has been a favorite of mine the last month, as it is so quick and delicious! Pair it with my Spanish Rice or some chicken for a more complete meal...I also have a sneaking suspicion that a soft-boiled egg would be scrumptious on top as well!
Do you watch Broken Skull Challenge?