Black-eyed beans in slow cooker

I experimented on our dinner guests last night. I wanted to play with the slow cooker and I had black-eyed beans.

I used a recipe I got from a friend for black bean chili as a sanity checker but just added in other stuff I thought would be nice. It was very yummy!

Black Eyed Beans

  • Black-Eyed Beans soaked overnight (I probably used about 6 cups as I like making bulk).
    approx 2 cups of olive oil (covered about an inch of the bottom of the cooker)
  • 4 Bay Leaves.
  • Onions (lots)
  • Zucchini (4)
  • Chili flakes(to taste)
  • Sour cream (to serve)
  • 3 Jars of pasta sauce.
  • Salt (to taste)

Put everything except the sour cream in the slow cooker, cook on high for 8 hours.Remove bay leaves and add sourcream before serving. How easy is that?

Yum. I’m having some for breakfast.

What I Ate

What I ate

What I Ate - 8th June
The Food

  • Porridge made by Thomas with almonds, dried apricots, sunflower seeds and raisins.
  • Carrot, walnut and date snack.
  • Broccoli, Leek and Potato Soup made yesterday. Even better the second day.
  • Apple and mandarins.
  • Salmon, mashed potatoes and red cabbage.

The Calories

There is a total of 1347 calories in these photos which is 62% of the days calorie allowance (Allowance changes daily depending on amount of exercise).

What I Ate

I read a lot of food blogs and sadly most of them are northern hemisphere centric. This means that when my body is getting ready for winter, the internet is tempting me with pretty pictures of fresh spring/summer foods.

There were a lot of recipes last month with fresh asparagus. I love asparagus. I have to wait till October to satisfy that craving.

Here it is soup season, so soups it is!

What I ate

What I Ate - 7th June
The Food

  • Porridge made by Thomas with almonds, dried apricots, sunflower seeds and raisins.
  • Mandarins and pumpkin seeds.
  • Fried eggs served with mixed vegetables, feta and salsa. Thomas likes to add toast with his for the texture but I like it without.
  • Kiwifruit and walnuts.
  • Marinated mussels.
  • Broccoli, Leek and Potato soup made both of us chucking things in the pot. It’s simple but yummy.

The calories

There is a total of 1186 calories in these photos which is 55% of the days calorie allowance (Allowance changes daily depending on amount of exercise).

What I Ate

I think it’s rather pretty. Looking at food is half the fun.

What Kim Ate - 6th June

The Food

  • Porridge: made by Thomas with almonds, dried apricots, sunflower seeds and raisins.
  • Mandarins
  • The burger is using the same Potato, Kidney bean, Carrot, Corn and Leek Patty patty recipe that is here in full.
  • Chai with honey
  • Marinated Mussels
  • Avocado and tomato on toast. Simple and divine.
  • A perfectly ripe banana and a few walnuts

The calories

There is a total of 1744 calories in these photos which is 84% of the days calorie allowance (Allowance changes daily depending on amount of exercise).