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Hi I'm New! My name is Brekke My age is: 22 I live in: Georgia (USA) My relationship status is: Serious relationship (2 yrs +) hopefully engaged withing the next year! I live in a...house with my parents until I can get my own apartment My children and/or pets: none, but I would like to adopt a cat when I get my own place My obsession of the moment is: designing/building/starting a potted garden and finding a full-time job My favorite "guilty pleasure" is: peanut butter chocolate cookies and chocolate chip ice cream My favorite domestic activity is: Baking!! The domestic chore I hate is: Vacuuming! Are you a beginner domestic diva or an experienced pro?: Beginner for sure! But I want to learn as much as I can :) I found this community through (referral from member, community promo, random, etc.): a search for easy chocolate chip cookies My favorite recipe is (put behind an LJ cut if it is lengthy): I thought I'd add a recipe I found for easy black bean soup. I love this recipe! It is good as a hot soup, or over rice (I bet you could thicken it for a taco filling or on nachos). It's taken from the book You: On A Diet. 1 T olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, sliced 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 2 quarts (8 cups) low-salt veggie or chicken stalk or broth (you can make your own!) 2 cans (15 or 16 ounces) black beans, rinsed and draiened (you can always use dried, just soak before hand) 1 tsp ground coriander 1/4 tsp cayanne (I use a little etra because I like spicy foods, just experiment) 1 T balsamic vinegar 1 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped (for garnish, it's optional) Heat oil in large pan over medium heat and add the onion; cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic, carrot and celery and cook until soft (about 5 min) stirring occasionally. Ass stock, beans, and spices then simmer uncovered for 10 min. Stir in vinegar. Transfer to blender or food processor and process to desired consistancy (if you want it smooth, add rice if you want a thick, bean-y filling). Warm if nessisary and ladle into bowls. Enjoy with a bit of cilantro!