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Week 12 of my 13 Week Menu Plan. This is black bean week. Our third time during the 13 weeks to have black beans. I tried to put some time between bean repeats but we still had them week 6 and week 9 and now week 12. I think I’ll adjust my menu plan a bit to spread them out more since it seems like we just had black beans. But for this week, here they are again. We do like black beans so I don’t think anyone will mind.
All of the black bean recipes for this week are ‘proven’ as in I’ve made them before. One very delicious meal that we are having this week is Black Bean Soup. It is a recipe from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon that uses the juice that the beans have been cooked in (some beans too) and was a huge hit last time I made it. The picture above is not mine (Flickr Creative Commons picture- credit below) but it does look very much like the soup when I made it last time. I’m sorry to say that I didn’t put the pretty swirls on it though. I think this time I might just to surprise my family. I have a fresh jar of Creme Fraiche that will work dandy for decorating.
Easy Black Beans and Yellow Rice is based on this recipe but tweaked a bit to work with the ingredients I prefer to use.
Breakfast Tostados are super simple seasoned black beans, scrambled eggs, homemade soft cheese, creme fraiche, cortido and sprouts on a sourdough tortilla.
Our menu only has dinners on it. See this post for what we do about breakfast. Lunches are usually leftovers for Christopher and me. The girls and Joe eat at school (Joe works at a school) usually choosing the salad. When the girls get home from school we enjoy afternoon tea.
D- leftovers
D- Easy Black Beans and Yellow Rice, green salad with jalapeno dressing
D- Breakfast Tostados
D- Black Bean Soup, sourdough bread, lacto fermented spicy carrots
D- Salmon Quesadillas, green salad
D- Crock pot Lasagna, sides to be determined
D-Roman Egg Soup (recipe from Nourishing Traditions)
What’s on your menu this week? Do you have a favorite black bean recipe?

Photo Credit: sweetbeatandgreenbean

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