Food, Glorious Food!

While working in my kitchen I ran across a slim volume cookbook entitled, Recipes for Romance. The book, an effort by our local romance writing chapter to fund a conference, was published in 2005 and barely made a splash in the world of cookbooks. However, we had a blast finding or developing recipes, naming them in a “very romantic” manner and then seeing them in print.

I love recipes, though I rarely follow them word for word. I’m one of those cooks who will substitute a spice for one I don’t have rather than go to a grocery and buy it. Needless to say, I have some winners and some stinkers. But these recipes were tested and approved by members, sometimes repeatedly.

I’m going to share a recipe every now and then from the book and hope you enjoy! This month, since we’re still in the midst of cold and dreary weather, I’m sharing a soup recipe that Carolynn Carey posted in the book. While we used some recipes we’d had passed down or found in magazines, we generally tried to make them our own. I hope you enjoy this one!

Black Bean and Rice Soup

1 medium onion, chopped                                          1 14 oz. can tomatoes with chilies

2 14 oz. cans vegetable or chicken broth                  8 oz. medium salsa

1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed           1/2 cup uncooked rice

1 11 oz. Mexican corn, drained

Cook the onion in a medium saucepan in broth for about 10 minutes. Add all ingredients to the onion and broth mixture, cover and simmer about 45 minutes or until the rice is cooked.


One thought on “Food, Glorious Food!”

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I’d completely forgotten it. Maybe I’ll make it for this upcoming weekend. I do enjoy soup!

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