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

(for body)

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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