Saturday, October 30, 2010

Yam and Black Bean Burritos

I love, love, love the mixture of yams and black beans, so when I found this recipe I knew that it was going to be delicious. I found it on taste to savour ( and served it with my homemade and very spicy guacamole.

Yam and Black Bean Burritos

5 cups peeled and cubed yams (or sweet potatoes or blend of both)
1 tsp salt

2 tsp vegetable oil

3 medium onions, peeled and diced
4 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 jalapeno, diced (seeds removed first if you want to soften the heat)
4 tsp cumin, ground
4 tsp coriander, ground
3 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 bunch cilantro leaves, stems removed and chopped
2 tbsp lime juice
salt and peppers to season
8 8" whole wheat tortilla (or flavour of your choice)

Preheat oven to 350'F. Place yams and salt in a saucepan with cold water to cover plus 1 ". Bring to a boil and then turn to a simmer til tender (10mins
or so). Drain and set aside. While the yams are simmering heat the oil in a skillet and add the onions, garlic and jalapeno. Slow cook until they start to caramelize, about 10mins. Then add the cumin and coriander and cook for 2-3 more minutes to release the spices. Remove from heat and set aside. Place yams in a bowl and mash with a fork. Then mix in with a wooden spoon: black beans, cilantro, lime juice and onion mixture. Taste here and add salt and pepper. Lightly oil a baking dish. Spoon about 1/2 cup of mixture in the centre of each tortilla. Fold in the sides and roll it up. Place seam side down in baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for about 30mins.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Un cappuccino s'il vous plait..

Nothing beats a homemade cappuccino on a rainy day.

Add cocoa and stir~

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hot and Heavy Pumpkin Pie

I used the recipe from the joy of baking website again, minus the pecan and gingersnap layer and 1.5x the spices.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Italiano Cooking

My friend recently got back from Italy, bringing back with her some tasty Italian recipes. So the other day, we made a visit to whole foods, picked up a bunch of fresh, colourful ingredients and made an Italiano feast.

For appies, we put out pesto-stuffed sicilian olives, and 3 different types of cheese (French herbed brie, Italian provolone, and English chesire) with baguette.

For the entree, we made fusili pasta with roasted cherry tomatoes, onions, kalamata olives, oregano, olive oil and feta cheese.

Hard-boiled eggs with balsamic vinegar and green onions.

Salade with mixed greens, peppers, sliced onions, cucumbers, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt.
And to keep up the theme, we drank peroni beer and lambrusci red wine.