In honor of a fresh start in 2012, here is a recipe loaded with beautiful colors and flavors. It contains all the things you need to appreciate the good people and things in your life…as well as letting go of the bad!
• Papaya – to help your eyes see things clearly (thanks to a heap of beta-carotene)
• Spinach – to perk your mood (B vitamins are great for this)
• Coconut Milk – for a healthy heart
• Caribbean Flavor – for happiness and spice!
Have a colorful year!
‘True Colors’ Caribbean Soup
1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed (or 2 c. cooked black beans)
1 15 oz. can coconut milk
2 c. vegetable broth
¼ c. pickapeppa sauce (a sweet and slightly spicy Jamaican sauce)
1 medium papaya, diced
1 red onion, diced
2 c. spinach leaves
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. allspice
sea salt to taste
2 1/2 c. cooked brown rice
Topping: hot sauce of your choice (optional)
Place all ingredients except rice & hot sauce into slow cooker. Cook on ‘low’ setting for 3-4 hours.
Place 1/2 c. cooked rice in each bowl. Ladle soup on top. Serve with hot sauce on the side.