one pot black bean enchilada pasta from


  • 4 cups small pasta shapes
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 yellow pepper diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 4 cups water or broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar plus extra to top (optional)
  • cilantro, cherry tomatoes, lime wedges to serve (optional)
  1. Place all ingredients except for the cheese and garnishes in a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and simmer until pasta is done, about 15 minutes.

  2. Stir in cheese, add more on top if you like. Serve with cilantro, diced tomatoes and lime wedges.


Adult Grilled Cheese: AKA GetInMyBelly inspired by Joy the Baker


Heat a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat with: 1 Tbs. olive oil
Slice into half-moons: 2 large onions

Add the onions to the skillet with:
1 Tbs. butter
1 Tbs. olive oil
2 tsp. salt

Cook the onions on medium heat for about 20 minutes, yes, 20. Patience. You want them to be really soft and golden brown (turn down to medium-low if they start to brown too quickly). Set aside until all your ingredients are ready to go.

In another skillet on high heat, sauté until dark brown and soft (set aside when done):
1 pint cherry tomatoes
Salt and pepper
1 tsp. olive oil

In a small bowl, mix together:
¾ c. part-skim ricotta cheese
3 Tbs. chopped fresh basil
1/3 c. chopped spinach
Salt and pepper to taste

Slice and butter one side of good crusty bread.
Salted butter, softened
12 slices of bread

To assemble the sammies, spread a spoonful of the ricotta mixture on the unbuttered side of each slice of bread. Sprinkle on one side:
1 Tbs. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Thinly sliced fresh mozzarella to cover the bread in one layer

Top with some of the roasted tomatoes and caramelized onions. Close the sandwich up with your other piece of bread and brown the sandwich in a skillet on medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side, or until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melty. Makes 6 sammies. Serve hot and enjoy!!!