By Rosie Moore
Recipes For Body and Soul
Summer is about halfway through and no one wants to stand at a hot stove cooking. I have a healthy recipe for the body and good thoughts for the soul Enjoy!
Black Bean and Corn Salad
This bright, simple salad is a great potluck dish, or a great main dish served with tortillas or cornbread.
1/2 c. balsamic vinaigrette dressing
1/4 tsp. seasoned pepper
1/4 tsp. dried cilantro
1/8 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
2-15oz. cans black beans, rinsed and drained
2-15.oz. cans whole corn, drained
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. chopped green onions
1/2 c. red bell pepper, chopped
In a small bowl mix together balsamic vinaigrette, pepper, cilantro, cayenne pepper and cumin. Set dressing aside.
In a large bowl, stir together beans, corn, onions and pepper. Top with dressing. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Toss before serving. Serves six.
Nobody (for soul)
If nobody smiled and nobody cared
And nobody helped us along,
If every moment looked after itself
And good things always went to the strong
If nobody cared just a little about you
And nobody cared about me
And we stood alone in the battle of life,
What a dreary old world this would be.
Life is sweet, just because of the friends we have made,
And the things which in common we share
We want to live on not because of ourselves
But because of the people who care.
It is doing and giving for somebody else
On which all of life’s splendors depends,
the joy of this world when you’ve summed it all up
Is found in the making of friends.
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