I am really...frugal, I guess you could say, when it comes to my electricity bill. I try to last as long as I can without turning on the heat. So long that I have to wear sweatshirts and I jump into bed and ball up because that is the only way to get warm. By the time I wake up, I'm nice and toasty...but some people would call me crazy! For the past 3 weeks...I have had my heat on. It's been cold! Sometimes when it's cold, you just want to become a bear and hibernate. Go to work, come straight home and curl up on the couch under blankets with a hot cup of tea or coffee and watch a movie! YES!!! But...it's still really important to keep active and have healthy meals. This week for Eat. Live. Be. we are talking about how to stay moviated. How do I keep myself in an exercise mode? Well, first off, I make exercise part of my routine. I just do it! Next, I put my exercise clothes in the car so that I don't have an excuse! If I get home and it's cold, I do NOT want to get back out. But if I go to the gym straight from work, then I just get it done...and I warm up for a cold ride back home!
black bean soup.
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 carrots, chopped
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
4 cups vegetable stock
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (8.75 ounce) can whole kernel corn
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, and carrots, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onion is softened.
Meanwhile, in food processor or blender, puree together tomatoes and remaining can of beans; add to pot. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until carrots are tender. Enjoy!
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