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It has been a while since I have posted a recipe. I have been cooking but I have been really bad about keeping up with my blog for the exception of Indi Friday.

Tonight we are going to our friends’ “Movie Night” in El Segundo. For the happy occasion I decided to make the above salad which I have named “Happiness Salad” because it is so colorful and happy looking. I pretty much used stuff I had at home, it is fairly simple to make and it transports well.

2 15oz cans of white kiney beans

1 15oz can of black beans

1 red pepper diced

1 yellow pepper diced

1/2 red onion diced

2 corns on the cob

1/2 bunch of parsley

2 cloves of garlic

4-5 tbls of olive oil

salt & pepper

Wash and drain the beans in a colander.  Either on a BBQ or on your stove roast the corn for a few minutes on each side making sure that it doesn’t burn.  The corn must be crunchy and not cooked all the way through and mushy. Smash the garlic with a knife and place in oil and infuse on the stove until slightly golden. Dekernel the corn with a knife and let it cool.  Mix the onion, peppers, beans, and the corn together.

For the dressing place parsley leaves in a food processor along with the garlic used for unfusing the oil, salt and pepper. Create a pesto like dressing while adding the infused oil little by little. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well. Let sit at room temperature for a couple of hours to allow flavors to develop.

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J made an amazing brunch one day for us. I was seriously impressed and to say it was delicious is not enough. All I know is that he went into the kitchen, closed the door behind him, and emerged an hour or so later with the yumminess above. By that time I was starving. I will be honest, I was wondering what the heck was going on as I was under the impression that he was just going to make us some eggs. You can just imagine my surprise when I saw the plate above. 🙂

Every so often J makes carnitas. About a couple of years ago we decided to try to make carnitas in our crock pot. The results were really good as once the meat is done the pieces just fall apart. Then he puts the meat in the oven for the juices to evaporate and for the meat to get a little crunchy. SO GOOD!

For this fine breakfast he went all out and made homemade salsa and his famous black beans. I personally love his beans, he adds some bacon to them and the results are delicious. So anyway (note to self: stay focused!) he warmed up a couple of corn tortillas, and a built a few layers on top. He started with some black beans, added some left over carnitas, made sunny side up eggs and placed them on top of the carnitas, sprinkled some English white cheddar cheese on top and placed some salsa and sour cream on the sides.

It was a pretty big meal and neither one of us was hungry until dinner time.

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