Rockcliffe Child Care Centre

 Brigitte's Recipes

From time to time we'll post some of Brigitte's special recipes.

 Flourless Black Bean Brownies

  • 1 x 15.5 oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 3Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 c. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder (for more cake-like brownies)
  • 1/2 - 3/4 c. sweetener of your choice (honey, sugar, agave, maple syrup, etc.)

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Oil an 8x8" square baking dish.
2. Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, & sweetener in a blender; blend until smooth.
3. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
4. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 25-30 minutes.

 Indian Butter Cauliflower

  • 4 c. cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp tandoori seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 lg garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 c. crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 c. full-fat coconut milk
  • salt & pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 425F
2. While oven is heating up, add chopped cauliflower, 1 Tbsp oil, lemon juice, tandoori seasoning and salt to a large bowl. Mix well so that all of the cauliflower pieces are coated
3. Add cauliflower to a baking sheet and cook in pre-heated oven for about 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
4. In a large skillet, add 2 Tbsp oil and heat on medium heat. Once warmed, add onions and cook until translucent, about 10 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, chili powder , turmeric, coriander, cumin and cinnamon, and mix well. Add crushed tomatoes, and mix until combined.
5. Simmer on medium heat for about 15 minutes, then add coconut milk and sugar, Mix well and cook for another 4 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste, then add in the cooked cauliflower and cook until everything is heated through.
5. Serve over rice, quinoa or grain of your choice.

 Black Beans and Rice

  • 2 x 15oz cans black beans, drained
  • 1 c. onion, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • oil for cooking
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro
  • 1 x 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 c. frozen corn niblets
  • 1 c. hot cooked rice
  • 1/4 c. cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder

Sauté 3/4 c. onions, garlic, and bay leaves in oil. Add black beans, cilantro, tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, and corn. Simmer until heated through and flavours meld.

Make a mound of cooked rice on a platter. Pour bean mixture over rice and top with remaining onions and shredded cheese.