Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lenten Recipe

Okay, yes, very stereotypical, but what the hey - it's almost Lent and I'm feeling about as Lenten as if it were the day after Pascha, so maybe this will help get me thinking about Lent instead of chocolate.

This is an incredibly easy and quick recipe, and I make it often for church functions - notably the icon workshop.

I don't know what it's called.

1 large can diced tomatoes.
1 or 2 cans black beans.
1 or 2 cans creamed corn (and yes, creamed corn is Lenten - they use cornstarch, not cream - that's why it's called "cream-style" corn.)

cumin seed - a little bit.
1 bay leaf.

Get a pot. Open the cans and put in the pot. Add the cumin seed and the bay leaf. Heat. Cut up some Italian loaf or French bread or a baguette or sourdough bread. Make a salad. Eat when the soup is hot.

See - easy.

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