Black Bean Soup with Poblano Corn Pudding

Black Bean Soup with Poblano Corn Pudding

So I had to give my ring up…. 🙁

Before you get too upset, it is because I needed it re-sized, but I still didn’t want to give it up haha

It is amazing how quickly I got used to that pretty thing being on my ring finger  🙂

I have also determined that where I work is not conducive to my super sparkly ring. These florescent lights do nothing for me. Do you think that is a viable reason to quit? haha

Because I kind of do 😉

It has officially been a week since Patrick and I got engaged. Can you tell that I am still excited? Haha

I know I know, it is silly. But hey, this only happens once right?

Patrick is actually traveling right now, he left this morning at 3am for a flight at 5:45am. How terrible is that?

I always feel a bit silly admitting this, but whenever I am alone in the house. I get scared.

Yes, I am a 28 year old woman who get scared in her own home when her guy isn’t there too.

Hear me out though, does your house make noises?

Mine does, it creaks and cracks all the time and of course that makes the animals perk up and then that freaks me out even more.

So I resort to having lights on ALL the time and having the TV on all the time, even though I don’t really watch TV haha. More for the background noise to drown everything else out.

Do you have any tricks to make yourself feel better when you are home alone?

Don’t lie, I know you get scared 😉

One thing that I do enjoy doing when I get a tiny bit scared is cooking. It helps get my mind off things.

These recipes I am sharing with you today are something that was completely comforting and totally satisfying.

I hope you all enjoy the recipes as much as I did!


Black Bean Soup
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: RavieNomNoms
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Serves: 4
A healthy soup that is packed with protein!
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces) seasoned black beans, rinsed
  • 1 can red beans, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 4 to 5 dashes green Tabasco sauce
  • Sliced avocado
  1. Heat extra-virgin olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, season with salt and pepper to taste, and sauté until soft, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  3. Take red beans, 1 tablespoon cilantro and lime juice and food process together until they have the consistency of a paste.
  4. Add chili powder and cumin to pot and saute for 30 more seconds. Add beans (loose and paste), water, and chicken broth and bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. To serve, place soup in a bowl, top with avocado slices, remaining cilantro, lime juice and a dash of Tabasco.
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 252 Fat: 7.6 Saturated fat: 1.3 Carbohydrates: 36.2 Sugar: .3 Sodium: 362 Protein: 12.2
Adapted from Recipe [url href=”″]here[/url].



Poblano Corn Pudding
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: RavieNomsNoms
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Serves: 4
Spicy side dish for a Mexican themed meal.
  • 2 large poblano chiles (10 ounces)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/8 cup yellow cornmeal
  • .5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/8 cup)
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 (8 1/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 cups frozen whole-kernel corn
  • 1-2 ounces reduced-fat cheddar cheese with jalapeño peppers, shredded
  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Place poblano chiles on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 8 minutes or until blackened and charred, turning after 6 minutes. Place in a paper bag abd fold to close tightly. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel and discard skins, discard seeds and stems. Chop chiles.
  3. Change oven temperature to 350°
  4. Coat a oval, oven safe, dish that is about 8-10″ in diameter with cooking spray. Place Milk, cornmeal, flour, sugar, butter, baking powder, salt and egg into a bowl and mix together with a whisk
  5. Add in peppers, corns, and cheese and mix together until well combined.
  6. Pour mixture into coating dish and put on a cookie sheet and cover with foil or top of baking dish.
  7. Bake for about 40 minutes at 350°. Remove the lid and raise temperature to 375° and cook for about 10-15 minutes.
Serving size: 1/2 cup Calories: 183 Fat: 5.8 Saturated fat: 2.9 Carbohydrates: 26.5 Sodium: 353 Protein: 9.1
Original Recipe can be found [url href=””]here[/url]. Recipe note: original recipe is for a crock pot, I changed this because of time constraints and used the oven. A good rule of thumb for doing this. Take the time you would need to have the item on low in the crock pot and divide that by 4 and you will have your oven time at 325°.


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  1. I love black bean soup! I miss it, because beans are a little high carb for me, but yours looks wonderful!

  2. This sounds delicious – I haven’t had black bean soup in a long time bc the spicy is usually more than I can bear. At least here I can determine my own level. Thanks for this idea!! PS – I listen to the radio bc it’s on the main level and my TV is in the basement. Little different scenario where I live vs where you live, but I still go with the background noise for sure!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Really? I have never had a black bean soup that was over the top spicy. You must have a low spice tolerance 😛

      Background noise is my definite go to.

  3. I love this soup! Healthy and filling

  4. Oh, your black bean soup certainly looks comforting and delicious! And I adore corn pudding…but I must add poblanos next time. Such a wonderful pairing of dishes.

    PS…hope that sparkling ring is back on your finger soon!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      I was lucky enough that the jeweler did it for me right there 🙂 So I didn’t have to give it up for more than 45 minutes hehe.

      Yes the poblanos makes it delicious!

  5. Sue Meyers says:


    When you get the ring back, need new photos; having it sized smaller always makes the diamond look bigger. Really.


  6. I do’nt get scared in my place, but I get creeped out by the noises if I’m at my mom’s house alone!

    Love this soup. I’m seeing black bean everywhere today – maybe it’s a sign…

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Yea, see that’s what I am dealing with right now. I am babysitting my parents house while they are gone and it is TOO big and makes TOO many noises haha.

      ::sings:: I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign….ok I’m done haha

  7. Heck… I totally feel for you being alone at home. Don’t watch any scary movies.. believe me. I get scared at home alone when the hubs is at work and the kids at school. If the dog or cat get that “alert” look I’m all goose bumped out. Sad… I know. 🙂 Hope the sweetheart is back soon so you don’t have to be afraid. Love this healthy soup and the corn pudding… oh yes… definitely a keeper. 🙂

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Oh definitely NO scary movies haha. AT ALL! I watched like 6 full hours of Friends on NickatNite last night. I just left the TV on and it went until 5am haha

  8. Oh girl, congratulations, congratulations, congratulations! How so very exciting. I have had to have my ring resized once…and it was miserable! I’m glad you already have yours back. And this soup? Well it looks just delicious. Love the corn pudding too. Thank you for sharing, sweet girl!

  9. Congratulations!!!
    The black bean soup looks marvelous. I love the colour contrast too.

  10. OMG congratulations on your engagement!! That’s so exciting 😀 Almost as exciting as this soup! Love the avocado garnish. And it’s okay I still get scared when all my roommates are out and I’m alone in the apartment (shhh don’t tell!).

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Thanks so much Jess!! I love the avocado garnish too, goes perfectly with this soup!

  11. So yummy and warming! I love that you included a corn pudding, too! Wonderful winter meal. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Mmm, that soup looks so yummy, Raven!

  13. What a delicious recipe! It’s so late here and now I’m craving your soup:)