Recipe: Black Bean and Veggie Tostadas
The photo was taken at the park, I really loved the golden pink light reflecting on the snow.
Firstly, a recipe for Black Bean and Veggie Tostadas
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- 1 small avocado, diced
- 4 small corn tortillas
- juice from 1 lime
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 bell pepper, any color or various colors, sliced
- 1/4 red onion, sliced
- 1/4 sweet onion, sliced
- 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed
- 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
- 1/2 cup store bought pico de gallo
- kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
Put the tortillas on a cookie sheet and place into the oven for 5-10 minutes, until lightly browned and crispy. In a small saucepan, lightly saute all veggies except for the avocado, feta cheese, and pico de gallo. Pour into a bowl, add the avocado, feta, pico de gallo, taste for seasoning, add more salt and pepper if you need to. Lightly toss until everything is well mixed. Evenly divide the mixture into four even portions and top the warm crispy corn tortillas. Weight Watcher Points per tostada is 3. For all four tostadas it is 14 points. So yummy. So healthy. So filling. A nice meat free dinner!
Today has been a long day. Work was fine, I had a victory over lunch. I decided upon Wendy’s for lunch (small chili, side salad no dressing, plain baked potato) and my boss wanted a sandwich. She gave me cash for her sandwich and I was going to pay for my meal on my bank card. So I drive in the balmy cold (it was practically 35 degrees although windy), order our food, go to the drive up window to pay, and was VERY specific on what amount was to be placed on my card and what would be paid in cash. Suffice to say the woman (who is ALWAYS very rude, other people who have gone to this particular Wendy’s have told me so), screwed it up. I didn’t want to gyp my boss out of her change so I went into the Wendy’s and was very polite and explained the situation to the cashier. He got me the head manager who was super friendly and we discussed the complicated change situation. I even did the math on a napkin for him! Long story short, he didn’t even bother charging my card the extra $1.58, gave me the correct change back for my boss, AND a free medium (although in Wendy’s sizes it’s more like a large) Coke Zero! I was SO thrilled they provide Coke Zero now!
Then when I got home, I hurried and got Daniel ready to go and we went to the park to play for a bit, after freezing my hands into frozen chunks, we went to the bank and then the grocery store. I took a photo of the freshly misted corn because well… it’s pretty.
Daniel then wanted to take some photos, which naturally I am still full of glee about because he has some mad photo skill! Look at the photos he shot in the store! My five year old son ROCKS!
So after dinner and everything, I worked out for an hour and am currently freezing. I noticed after I lost the first 25lbs or so, that I am CONSTANTLY cold. It’s so irritating sometimes although come summer I’m sure I will appreciate it!
iTunes had an offer to download, for free, the premiere episode of The Dresden Files. I watched it tonight and thought it was very interesting! I am looking forward to future episodes. So download and check it out!
We also decided on a late night Blockbuster run, we rented Employee of the Month and The Chronicles of Narnia.
Lastly, what song would you use to define your life?
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