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Mar 31, 2008



Cool Chile are great aren't they? It's so nice to be ble to try out Meican food now. I envy you for having lived there- even if it did make your waistine suffer. Like you say you can always lose weight when you're dead! :)

Tht soup ooks beautiful. I'm not very familiar with black beans so I can't imagine what it tastes like but I'd love to find out.

Katie B.

Beautiful soup! I love how dark it is, like a black hole of tastiness!


What a great recipe! looking forward to it. I'm a black bean nut myself. But I think just the opposite is true for me. I think they keep the weight off...and I even read about a beany sort of diet it in an old book called The Brilliant Bean. It helps if you don't slather them with cheese :) ...even though that sounds good too!

Nice site. Thanks!



I'm with you. I adore black beans. The soup is luxurious and gorgeous!

Fearless Kitchen

This sounds pretty amazing. I love black beans, and the crab meat and lime would probably go beautifully!

In terms of beans to use, when I'm in a hurry I've found that there are a couple of brands of canned beans that are tolerable. Westbrae Farms Organics has good-quality beans that have flavor and texture. I'll also use Goya brand beans if they're around, at least black beans - the chickpeas are a little icky. I know that dried beans are better, but in a pinch the canned beans will work for me.


Mmmmm - that looks fabulous! After a rather late start in life, I am now in love with pretty much all beans, these babies included. Lovely presentation too! Thanks for a yummy contribution to this month's WTSIM :)

Big Boys Oven

looks amazing, must try it soon!


What a fantastic soup! I've just had lunch, but now reading this has made me hungry again. :-D


Mmmmm, black bean soup. Black beans are one of my favourite kind of beans. No chili con carne is really complete without black beans, as far as I'm concerned.

And really? Black beans are hard to find where you live? How tragic!

To counteract the possibility of flatulence, I use a technique learned from the same book "The Brilliant Bean" that Deborah mentioned: Soak well washed beans overnight and the next day, remove any beans that are floating. DISCARD the soaking water, rinse the beans and cover with cold water to cook.


That's quite a looker, dear Johanna! Very pretty!

Susan from Food Blogga

This is such as elegant version of black bean soup, Johanna.


Love the color!


looks scary...I would put something white on it...cream...but only a bit....

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe

I am a member of that black bean fan club...This looks like a keeper!


I'm simulateneously attracted to and repulsed by your description of "Mexican Rice"!


lisa, i am not surprised! i was too, and thinking back, i actually still am. but i guess i had acclimatised enough not to be grossed out. i would never ever want to make it again here, though!

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