Thursday, August 9, 2012

Public Radio is Food for Your Brain (and your stomach)

It's a no brainer that food is a Necessary Pleasure.  But if you've been reading this blog for any length of time you know that (at least in our house) public radio is also a Necessary Pleasure.

Today, we offer up a slice of both in the form of Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, baked by WBHM intern Will Dahlberg's fiance Katherine. Thanks guys!

Nom, nom, nom..... now back to the fund drive.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pinto, Black, and Red Bean Salad with Corn and Avocado

While we're on our soup kick (you have to check out this recipe for posole!), we thought we'd share a recipe that shares many similar ingredients, but is a bit lighter.... 


1 cup halved heirloom grape or cherry tomatoes $
1 teaspoon salt, divided
3 ears shucked corn $
1 medium white onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 jalapeño pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil $
Cooking spray
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 diced peeled avocados $


1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

2. Place the tomatoes in a large bowl, and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let stand 10 minutes.

3. Brush corn, onion, and jalapeño evenly with oil. Place vegetables on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill corn for 12 minutes or until lightly charred, turning after 6 minutes. Grill onion slices and jalapeño 8 minutes or until lightly charred, turning after 4 minutes. Let vegetables stand 5 minutes. Cut kernels from cobs. Coarsely chop onion. Finely chop jalapeño; discard stem. Add corn, onion, and jalapeño to tomato mixture; toss well. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, cilantro, and next 4 ingredients (through kidney beans) to corn mixture; toss well. Top with avocado.

So, so, so good!