3 tablespoons olive oil
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 large onion
4 -5 cloves garlic, chopped
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 teaspoons oregano, separated
2 teaspoons ground cumin, separated
2 (16 ounce) cans black beans, undrained
1 (4 ounce) jar sliced pimientos
salt & pepper
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 package of Trader Joes Brown Rice



In a large pan, heat olive oil and add red pepper flakes.
Add onion and garlic, and cook until onion is tender.
Increase heat, add chicken, stirring until cooked.
Lower heat to medium, add 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp cumin, and simmer 1 minute.
Add black beans, pimentos, remaining spices, and balsamic vinegar.
Blend and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes,
Microwave brown rice 3 an\d a half minutes
Stir in rice to pan



I found this great recipe on the Williams Sonoma site.

We had a great family day in Easter. The whole gang was here. On the menu:

  • Leg of Lamb Stuffed with Spinach, Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts
  • Sugarcane Glazed Ham with Bartlett Pears and Granny Smith Apples
  • Crown Roast of Pork
  • Cindy’s Awesome (not) Low Calorie Scalloped Potatoes
  • Creamy Peas with Pancetta
  • Honey Glazed Carrots
  • Deb’s Pineapple Delight
  • Emerils Banana Cream Pie with Caramel, Chocolate Sauce and Shaved Chocolate

Here are some pictures