Today’s Lunch

August 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm 5 comments

Today’s packed lunch included cheese quesadillas, salsa, Southwestern black bean and veggie salad, and plain yogurt with diced fresh pineapple.

Southwestern Black Bean and Veggie Salad

  • 1/2 zucchini
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 c. frozen corn (thawed)
  • 1/2 – 2/3 carrot, diced
  • 1/4 onion, finely diced
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 – 1/2 c. red wine vinegar (add as much as tastes good to you)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 c. chopped cilantro (optional)

Mix all ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour before serving.


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  • 1. B  |  August 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    creeepy…honey’s lunch was taco salad today. maybe we are reading each others food vibes…heh heh

    yours are nice lunches from scratch

    mine are what we did not finished the night before. 🙂

    these lunch ideas are great, thanx rachel!

    • 2. The Joyful Kitchen  |  August 9, 2011 at 5:18 pm

      Mmmm, taco salad. I should make that soon! We could definitely be sharing food vibes.
      Don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll be incorporating left overs at some point, lol. Usually though, the leftovers are my lunch! 😀
      I’m glad you like my lunch ideas! Hopefully there will be a lot more to come!

  • 3. B  |  August 9, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    can i introduce ur blog on mine? would you mind writing up an intro blurb in english/japanese? does not have to be perfect. if they understand u r a foreigner, they’ll be pretty easy on ya. heh heh. at least they tolerate my bad japanese….

    • 4. The Joyful Kitchen  |  August 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm

      Sure! That would be awesome!
      Would the info on my about page work? That’s about as self-intro as it gets, hehe.

  • 5. B  |  August 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    sure thing…that works

    ii cannot proofread your japanese so have ur husband give er a glance 🙂 just in case. should be all right though!


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