Black Beans and Rice With Tortillas
In a small saucepan, combine beans, 1/2 the onion, about a 1/2 cup water and season. Cook over low heat for at least 5 minutes, longer (20 minutes) if you have time.
In a bowl, mix tomatoes, cilantro, remaining half of onion and seasoning.
Serve beans along side, rice and salsa with hot tortillas.
Fusili With Tomatoes and Spinach
Cook pasta according to the package directions, drain and cool under cold water, then drain. Toss with a bit of oil to prevent sticking and set aside.
Heat a large skillet, then add about 2 tablespoons of oil. Add tomatoes, spinach, basil, salt, pepper and sauté for about 3 minutes, until tomatoes are hot. Add pasta and toss until heated. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Serve with warm bread!
Potato and Onion Soup
In a pot, over medium heat, sauté onions in oil until soft and season with salt and pepper.
Add flour and cook for about 2 minutes. Add broth and potatoes and simmer until potatoes are done. Taste and season.
Serve with crackers and top with optional garnishes.
Vegetable Pot Pie
Sauté vegetables, in oil until soft and season with salt, pepper and seasonings. Add flour and cook until a little brown. Add broth and cook for about 5-10 minutes.
Pour vegetables in a casserole dish and top with pie dough and bake until golden brown. Let stand for about 10 minutes before serving.