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Black Beans & Rice…& Rock Climbing.

October 12, 2010 by Carolina

A few weeks ago someone asked what our favorite meal is, I’m about to share the recipe for mine. Though I go through spurts, this meal remains one of my faves, I crave it often: Black Beans & Spanish Rice. I take a few short cuts for the sake of saving time; this meal is fast & delicious.

Ingredients

1 Pack of Spanish Rice

1 Can Black Beans

1 Medium Green Pepper, chopped

2 TBS Garlic, minced

1 TSP Oregano

1 Bay Leaf  

1 TBS Olive Oil

Start by making the rice according to the package instructions. There are a lot of options out there but I’m a big fan of Vigo Spanish Rice. While the rice is cooking, heat olive oil in a deep skillet. Add the peppers & garlic, cook for a couple of minutes. Add the beans, oregano & bay leaf and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat & discard bay leaf.

Most times I eat this alone, but since I had guacamole around I topped the black beans & rice with it — so good! Buen provecho!

After eating, I headed to Aiguille Rock Climbing Gym for a fun work out with friends. We began by taking a class to learn how to knot our ropes & belaying, then we were off to our first wall.  Hatch climbed & I got ready to belay.

I’m a little afraid of heights so I knew this wasn’t going to be easy. I like to push myself though, so I smiled & began climbing.

I’m afraid of heights, I knew this wasn’t going to be easy. It took me a couple of times…

But I made it to the top!

I was really proud of us all, for trying something new & going all the way. We’ll definitely be going back & trying harder walls. Hatch is ready.

Next time you’re looking for a fun way to work out check out your local rock climbing gym, you’ll have a blast!

Carolina

Carolina is a marketing professional and graduate student living in Orlando, Florida. Originally from Colombia, Carolina loves experimenting with different spices in the kitchen. When she's not cooking she loves to run, practice yoga and spend time with her dog Rocco. Carolina is passionate about travel and always has her suitcase packed and ready to go!

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