Very Good Recipes of Black from Out of the Ordinary

There are 58 Black recipes on the blog Out of the Ordinary. (1118 on all the blogs)

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Coconut-black pepper-rice flour pancakes Coconut-black pepper-rice flour pancakes By Out of the Ordinary 04/29/14 19:09 My favorite word at the moment is “perplex.” I like the sound of it–I think it has just a few more consonants than it needs, in just the right order, to make it perplexing to pronounce. And I like the … Continue reading →
Mushroom and black bean “meatballs” Mushroom and black bean “meatballs” By Out of the Ordinary 03/04/14 21:28 I have a shocking confession to make. Every morning in the wintertime, when it’s too cold and icy to scamper on the towpath, I exercise by jumping up and down and waving around two cans of beans. As embarrassing as … Continue reading →
Spicy smoky black-eyed peas and rice Spicy smoky black-eyed peas and rice By Out of the Ordinary 01/05/14 17:43 On New Year’s day we lost and found Clio. It all started because we all had a thick layer of wintery cobwebs clouding our vision and our brains, and they needed clearing, so we went to a big field by … Continue reading →
Chickpeas, black beans and spinach with lime, ginger and avocado Chickpeas, black beans and spinach with lime, ginger and avocado By Out of the Ordinary 12/31/13 20:27 “We have a mom to cut our pineapple! We have a mom to cut our pineapple!” Malcolm sang as he and Isaac danced around the kitchen in their pajamas. They’d been in their room for an hour, and they’d piled … Continue reading →
Mushrooms stuffed with pecans, black beans and smoked gouda Mushrooms stuffed with pecans, black beans and smoked gouda By Out of the Ordinary 12/30/13 22:14 I took the day off work yesterday, not because I’m sick, although I am, but because somebody asked for my shift and I thought, “Why not?” But I felt vaguely guilty all day. I only work two days a week, … Continue reading →
Hazelnut chocolate chip thumbprint cookies (with black currant jam) Hazelnut chocolate chip thumbprint cookies (with black currant jam) By Out of the Ordinary 11/20/13 19:53 Yesterday was a bright, blustery, bewildering day. The leaves are all gone from the trees, but the wind shook the dark branches, and the light came white and strong at such an angle that it was always in your eyes. … Continue reading →
Broccoli rabe and black beans with ginger and tamari (and tofu!) Broccoli rabe and black beans with ginger and tamari (and tofu!) By Out of the Ordinary 11/12/13 20:43 In my dream I decided to legally change my name to Clairey the Observer. And in my dream this was my job (my dream job!), I was a professional observer. I just sat back and watched people and then I … Continue reading →
Hazelnut oatmeal chocolate cake with cinnamon and black pepper Hazelnut oatmeal chocolate cake with cinnamon and black pepper By Out of the Ordinary 10/28/13 19:38 My sister-in-law and her wife are getting married today! If that sentence doesn’t make much sense, it’s because the world hasn’t made much sense for years, but it’s starting to look a lot more sensible here in New Jersey. Christy … Continue reading →
Roasted butternut squash and black beans in coconut milk Roasted butternut squash and black beans in coconut milk By Out of the Ordinary 10/20/13 14:43 Yesterday, despite my advanced years, the intimidating gravity of my demeanor, and my preeminently eminent status among the scholarly scholars of the world, I was scolded like a child. Like a bad child, I tell you! Like an impertinent middle … Continue...
Grilled polenta with chard, black beans and pepito-sage-goat cheese sauce Grilled polenta with chard, black beans and pepito-sage-goat cheese sauce By Out of the Ordinary 10/04/13 19:08 This morning on the way to school, Isaac informed me that after tonight there will be two days to three weeks to Halloween. This boy loves Halloween, he really gets it. Not just the candy and costumes, but all of … Continue reading →
Black bean soup with grilled mushrooms and peppers Black bean soup with grilled mushrooms and peppers By Out of the Ordinary 09/17/13 20:17 I have a shocking admission to make…I’ve never read On the Road! Terrible, I know! But now I’ve seen a movie version, so I feel that I can speak about the book with complete authority. It is, of course, the … Continue reading →
Trifle with black currants and cherries and almond custard Trifle with black currants and cherries and almond custard By Out of the Ordinary 07/19/13 18:55 Isaac just walked into the room with a tear-stained face and said, “Do you want me to run away?” Such has been our morning that I didn’t say, “Of course not, darling.” I didn’t even laugh. He wants to go … Continue reading →
Soba noodles with potatoes, black beans and spinach in red pepper sauce Soba noodles with potatoes, black beans and spinach in red pepper sauce By Out of the Ordinary 05/17/13 20:06 Each day on our way to school, Isaac and I pass a house that half-burned down a few years ago at Christmastime. Apparently it will be torn down before too long, but now it’s oddly beautiful with its charred, inside-out … Continue reading →
Thin crispy roasted potatoes piled with chipotle black beans, spinach, smoked gouda, jalapenoes, and guacamole Thin crispy roasted potatoes piled with chipotle black beans, spinach, smoked gouda, jalapenoes, and guacamole By Out of the Ordinary 05/10/13 19:42 “Why is it okay to be scruffy when you’re real?” This is a question Isaac had to answer for class, and in solidarity with the lad, I’m going to try to answer it myself, here. I should start by saying … Continue reading →
Collards and black eyed peas in spicy smoky broth Collards and black eyed peas in spicy smoky broth By Out of the Ordinary 05/09/13 19:33 I’ve been talking so much, this week, here on The Ordinary’s virtual pages. I feel like I’ve had thoughts spilling out of my head messily all over this little blank box. So today we’ll have a bit of quiet, and … Continue reading →
Walnut, coconut, black currant, chocolate chip bars Walnut, coconut, black currant, chocolate chip bars By Out of the Ordinary 05/06/13 18:33 I’m in a mood to talk about things I don’t understand! Since David is at work, the dog’s not one for abstract conversations, and my imaginary friends are all busy with their monday morning chores, I’ll write about it instead. … Continue reading →
Tacos with spicy black bean mince Tacos with spicy black bean mince By Out of the Ordinary 04/19/13 18:15 Behind the school there’s a hill where the children play. Some will build forts, some will make a bridge over the slight ravine that leads to the hill or a dam for the creek that runs down the hill after … Continue reading →
Chickpea flour cake baked with tarragon and artichoke hearts and spinach sauteed with white beans and black truffle butter Chickpea flour cake baked with tarragon and artichoke hearts and spinach sauteed with white beans and black truffle butter By Out of the Ordinary 04/10/13 18:43 Malcolm wore flannel pajamas under his trousers all winter long. Why did he do it? He has his reasons! Was it for warmth? for comfort? for a sense of extra security? Out of laziness? Was it a nouveau-grunge look? (Grunge … Continue reading →
Black bean and kale cornmeal cakes with fresh avocado cucumber salsa Black bean and kale cornmeal cakes with fresh avocado cucumber salsa By Out of the Ordinary 04/03/13 20:25 I’m reading Roderick Hudson at the moment. It’s Henry James’ “first serious attempt at a full-length novel,” and it’s quite fascinating. It’s youthful and ambitious, and about youth and ambition, which seems so sweetly unselfconscious to me. James tells...
Black currant and bittersweet chocolate bakewell bars & cardamom ginger chocolate chip cookies Black currant and bittersweet chocolate bakewell bars & cardamom ginger chocolate chip cookies By Out of the Ordinary 03/08/13 18:55 Our house was built in 1850, or thereabouts. This June, we’ll have been here a decade. In that time, for every part of the house we’ve repaired or prettied up, another has fallen apart. We’ve got cracking plaster, peeling paint, … Continue reading →
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