Emily Bayless Project #38-Frijoles con Chorizo y Espinacas

I have a list of things I want to do. One of them is to cook every recipe in a cookbook so I’m working my way through Rick Bayless’ Everyday Mexican. I’ve eaten a lot of good stuff. This series is the record of those adventures.

March was one of those months where it seemed like there was always a reason for some cake, or some cookies or some (insert your choice here) and while I aspire to be gluttonous in theory, in reality I need moderation. I need green vegetables and vitamins. Thanks goodness for the project and it's healthful recipes. I mean look at this recipe! Black beans -fiber bomb! Wilted greens-hullo vitamin pack! Chile to burn off your winter cold and a little bit of queso fresco so that you don't hate yourself for being too healthy. This particular dish used chipotle chile so it felt so warm and smoky, the chile helps this dish to not collapse in heaviness and bring together the ingredients in world-peace harmony.

Eat this on a cold day when your body is crying out for some culinary healing. It'll do you good.

Posted on May 9, 2011 and filed under Mighty List.