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Hearty Black Bean Soup

I made a delicious black bean soup last night. It was chock full of veggies such as onions, celery, red pepper, and habanero pepper along with black beans and pinto beans. The recipe comes from the Part-Time Pro Bono Baker blog. I made the following changes to the recipe: used Earth Balance instead of butter, doubled the amount of cumin, and omitted the salt (since the canned beans are not drained). I’d definitely make this recipe again. To go with the soup, we snitched a few mini cornbread loaves from the double batch I made for my mom.

Vegan Hearty Black Bean Soup

Now moving on to a crazy story I saw last night on our local news (Chicago). Apparently a coyote wandered into a Quiznos in the Loop! The link to the article features a slideshow and a video clip of the news story. There is even security cam footage showing the coyote walking through the front door. Be forewarned though, the pictures of the coyote being removed may be a bit disturbing.

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  • pinknest April 4, 2007, 9:36 am

    wow, that’s pretty insane. the coyote, that is. the soup, fabulous!

  • River April 4, 2007, 10:00 am

    Lovely soup – we are mad about soup here – It’s a strange day that we don’t have it at least once. Thanks for that!

    About the coyote – saw him in the cooler section of the store in a clip on TV. Poor little guy. I didn’t like to think of what would come next.

    Thank you for visiting me (did I say that yet?) – things have been stressed around here lately, but I’m so pleased to have found you here!

  • rachel April 4, 2007, 10:57 am

    The soup looks great!

  • scottishvegan April 4, 2007, 11:31 am

    Your soup looks good and I love the bowl it is in. That is a crazy story about the coyote. I wonder how he knew to go to the cooler to make his leg feel better? I don’t know what happens to him now, but I hope they sort out his sore leg for him.

  • K April 4, 2007, 6:38 pm

    The soup is awesome!!!

  • mikaela April 5, 2007, 9:16 am

    Oh my goodness… That poor coyote. I guess loss-of-habitat is everywhere 🙁

  • Randi April 5, 2007, 8:15 pm

    I cried when I saw that on the news. Its so sad, ppl dont realize why he came into the store. If man would stop cutting down all the forests, the animals wouldnt have to roam into the city.

  • Diann April 5, 2007, 9:55 pm

    The soup sounds spicy and looks terrific!

    I saw that coyote on the news. He looked scared to death when they found him. I didn’t watch the capture and removal.

  • bazu April 6, 2007, 9:03 am

    Great looking soup! I need something warm and soothing like that.

    I didn’t watch the coyote story (because I’m a big oversensitive crybaby!) but back when I was in Southern California, the evidence of the poor coyotes’ loss of habitat was everywhere. I feel so sorry for them. (And the mountain lions, and all the animals being displaced and then portrayed as dangerous monsters…)

  • Popcorn April 8, 2007, 5:07 pm

    I love a good bean soup. Looks delicious 🙂

    And isn’t that a crazy story about the coyote? He’s one cool customer. Nyuk. Nyuk.

  • johanna April 9, 2007, 4:21 pm

    Your soup looks good , poor coyote.