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Spiritual and calm, you tend to live a quiet but enriching life. You are very giving of yourself. And it's hard for you to let go of relationships. The purpose of your life: showing love to other people Famous blues include: Angelina Jolie, the Dali Lama, Oprah Careers for you to try: Psychic, Peace Corps Volunteer, Counselor

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This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)


Here's the Dish: Black Bean and Avocado Salsa

I was never a huge fan of avocados until I tried this salad ~ ever since then, I've been an avocado lovin' fool. It surprises me how many people that I talk to either really love them, or hate them with a passion. Many of the haters have the notion that they're full of fat ~ it's true that they are but it's the "good" fat, not the kind that clogs your arteries. That is why I'm happy to use them whenever possible. Recently I whipped up this delicious batch of fresh salsa that contains some of my favorite ingredients. It was quick to make, and quick to eat ~ we gobbled it up in no time flat! Good news ~ one 1/4 cup serving contains only 43 calories, plus protein and fiber. Too bad I ruined the healthy part by consuming a margarita along with it :)
Black Bean and Avocado Salsa
2 cups chopped seeded tomato
1 cup diced peeled avocado
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 T. chopped fresh cilantro
2 T. fresh lime juice
1 T. finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper (removing the seeds and white stuff inside the pepper will tone down the heat)
1/8 t. salt
1 - 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
Combine all 8 ingredients in a medium bowl, toss gently. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Yield: 3 1/2 cups

1 comment:

jacjewelry said...

I absolutely love avocados! You're right - people either love or hate them. Thanks for sharing the recipe - it looks easy, delicious and nutritious. :)