Monday, May 21, 2012

taco love.

Great news! Emma from Emmadime asked me to be a new contributor on her blog (!!), and my first post is up today! Check out our new SIMPLY WHOLESOME series HERE. I'm sharing how to prepare dried black beans "from scratch" and the benefits of using dried beans over canned beans. Plus...a recipe for black bean veggie tacos!

Mexican food has really become my comfort food since living down here in southern California. If you are ever looking for Aaron and me on a weekend night (or any night!), you can most likely find us at a Mexican restaurant....fighting over sharing a basket of chips & salsa, Aaron with some green sauce enchiladas, and me with a taco or two. We just love it. The black bean veggie tacos were so delicious, and I had soo much fun making them, partly due to the fact that I got to use fresh cilantro....I swear nothing smells better than fresh cilantro.

Anyways, head on over to Emmadime to see some more photos and get the recipe(s)! Thanks so much for having me, Emma!

43 comments:

  1. yum! i'm definitely going to have to try this out!

    great post!

    alissa b
    http://alissab.us

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  2. I love the smell of cilantro too. They should make air fresheners that smell like it. :)

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    1. i think so too! air fresheners, perfumes, house cleaners...anything! :)

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  3. These look so soooo delicious! Mexican is also my comfort food :)

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  4. Congrats on your great news! I'm definitely trying your taco recipe!

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  5. Yeah girl! So excited to see you on Emma's blog :)

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  6. not a big fan of mexican food, but i think i'll try this out!

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    1. i used to not be so crazy about mexican food either, but if you have a husband like mine who only ever wants mexican food...you'd come to love it too :)

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  7. Wow, congratulations! This looks delicious! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

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  8. what a perfect pairing, you and emmadime!

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  9. Wow, such a great opportunity! Congratulations, girl!

    Oh, and those tacos look AMAZING.

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  10. So great. Love both of your blogs. =) p.s. I love that you find the time to enjoy all the little things (from your last post)

    Kacie

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  11. Mmm.. I love Portland for many reasons, but they just don't know how to do Mexican food right. I always miss my Southwest upbringing when I'm craving Mexican.

    And hooray for your new blog gig. Can't wait to see what you coming up!

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  12. great guest post, girl!
    and mexican food is my comfort food too. so delicious!!! i'll have to try these sometime ;)
    xo TJ

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  13. Mexican food is my favourite too but sadly aussies don't really do great mexican. That was one of my favourite things about traveling through the southwest of the states, so much yummy food!

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  14. and now i know what we're having for dinner tomorrow. :)

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  15. I'm so hungry now. I want to eat the pictures!

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  16. I love BEANS (well, I'm Brazilian...) and tacos. It's nice to see how you make them, because I used to use my pressure cooker, but it's not working right anymore :-(

    I'm glad I found another alternative. I had no idea how I'd survive without beans.

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  17. They look so pretty.

    Once in a while I bake for my friends a big oven plate of a Swedish pancake and make a few fillings (mostly savory). Maybe they are Finnish-kind of tacos (:

    Sunny Tuesday morning greetings.

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  18. This is so wonderful! Eat Sleep Cuddle and Emmadime are two of my absolute favorite blogs. Such a perfect fit. Congratulations on your new series!

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  19. Mmm you are making me hungry!! I often forget (living with a very meat eating boy!) that you dont actually need meat to put in these kindsv things and make them delicious.

    Congrats on the contributing, i shall have a little goosey gander xxxx

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  20. perfection. you deserve to be on emma dime's blog -- 100%. xx

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  21. i've always wanted to attempt making homemade black beans - or refried beans! i feel like you must have a lot of patience for them. your tacos look delish!

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  22. i loves taco too :) amazing photos :)

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  23. that is awesome! will definitely have to stay tuned to this series. i too have been trying to eat all whole foods & have been considering trying dried black beans. i've read that the longer you soak them, the more toxins are removed. off to check out your feature!

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  24. Looks delicious! I'm excited about the new series :)

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  25. Yummy! I adore Mexican food, so tasty! We are primal so don't eat beans but I will make an exception for Mexican. Yuuuum!

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  26. hooray about emmadime! congrats, can't wait to see more. and those tacos look so delicious.

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  27. i bought some black beans today, thanks! :)

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  28. My partner's name is also Aaron, but we're more Indian cousine fans. He makes an absolute killer burrito sauce, though!

    www.-a-dreamers-disease.blogspot.com.au

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  29. We have this once a week in our home! I am excited to see your take on chalupas, and looking forward to seeing this new series!
    :) Anna

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  30. Okay.. those tacos look amazing! Totally have to try them out!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  31. You make AMAZING photos!

    http://www.tamarasblend.com/

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  32. just found your blog from his little lady. these look amazing... seriously, i'm drooling! can't wait to look around the rest of the blog!

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  33. great photos!
    and congrats on SIMPLY WHOLESOME.
    xo,
    andrea

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  34. yummy!

    x

    sharpest-lives.blogspot.com

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