Black Bean Quesadilla

This simple, one-serving quesadilla came together out of hungry desperation.  It’s hearty and satisfying and delicious Mexican, granted it’s not entirely traditional due to its addition of pesto.  Regardless, the end result is a fresh and vibrant “fusion” quesadilla that’s perfect to eat whenever. Unlike most quesadillas, this one is heated in the broiler, which achieves […]

Big-Flavor Black Beans

Rain, rain, rain.  I love rain dearly–the moody atmosphere, the guttural thunder, the edgy lightning; but the dark cloud cover can sometimes impede on my natural light… Unfortunately, this has been the case for the past few days, and every attempt in a new post has ended with photos of unfocused dishes with unnatural golden hues.  Thankfully, I […]

Classic Mexican Red Rice

Before we talk about rice, I need to say a few things about the Olympians.  First, congratulations, Michael Phelps, for a job well done–you’re pretty darn amazing.  Second, the USA’s women gymnasts are incredible.  Third, May-Treanor and Walsh?  Congrats for holding your own against the Chinese–they were tough opponents.  Fourth, good job Missy Franklin; you’re on […]