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Orange Black Bean Stew

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This past week I did an atrocious job of reading and commenting on the blogs I love, and, I must apologize. You see, last week, I was dramatically ill. It all started last weekend; on Sunday to be exact, when my schedule was thrown out of whack. You see, last Sunday, I was badly bitten by the Spring Fever Bug! I know Spring isn’t technically superposed to start till March 20th – but here in Atlanta, the weather has been glorious!

Black Bean & Orange Stew

Last Sunday when my daughter and I went for our first outdoor run for 2015, the temperature was in 70’s! And, it stayed up around there for most of the rest of the week (with the exception of Friday). To all of y’all still in frigid temperatures…please don’t stop reading…I have a spare room…y’all are welcome to come thaw out…I accept payment in the form of F.O.O.D.


After a cold (for me) winter, I was so ready to be outside. I pulled out imaginary weeds; I leisurely swept my deck instead of blowing it with a leaf blower; and, I walked my dogs till they sat down and refused to budge! Ahhh…there’s nothing like the first week of warm weather (even with overcast days) – is there?


Spring Fever has never hit me this bad before! Last week, I also happened to have a hard time staying inside long enough to get dinner started. I usually find chopping and dicing so therapeutic, but last week, I was just looking for some quick and easy eats.

Sometimes, I thumb through recipes in magazines for inspiration when I am in moods like this; so, when my daughter and I were at our neighborhood Target store, I picked up copies of Real Simple and All You magazines. And, it was through these magazines that I got the inspiration for this recipe.


If you happen to pick up a copy of All You magazine (*see below for a special deal), you will find a recipe for “Cuban Pork and Black Bean Stew” – which is what gave me the idea to combine orange juice and zest with cumin and oregano to make a hearty base. As I was looking for “quick and easy”, and since my daughter and I are doing the vegetarian thing this month, I figured I would adapt the recipe, and forgo the Crock-pot for the stove-top and whip up a hearty bean stew for dinner – in less than 20 minutes!

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Savoring a bowl of Orange & Black Bean Stew, where orange juice, and orange zest, and cumin, and oregano, and tomato paste, are all harmoniously married together is like savoring a warm early-spring evening – in a bowl – even after the sun has gone down!

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Orange & Black Bean Stew

Orange & Black Bean Stew

Quick and Easy and Super Tasty, Vegetarian Orange And Black Bean Stew is a must try for a no fuss evening meal - combining orange juice, and orange zest, and cumin, and oregano, and tomato paste, in one bowl, sure to thrill your tastebuds!


  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2/3 cups tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups canned black beans


  1. In a large pan over medium heat, add the vegetable broth, orange juice, tomato paste, cumin, oregano, and red pepper flakes and let cook about 4 minutes
  2. Roughly chop up the red onion and garlic and add to the pan
  3. Add the orange zest and black beans and cover and reduce heat to low and let simmer for about 15 minutes - till stew has thickened.
  4. Serve warm with toppings of your choosing.

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Saturday 21st of March 2015

I am waiting for spring fever myself. We had snow on the first day of spring up here... Urgh!! I love to try this fresh and zesty stew... it would make the dull cool spring we are having here almost tolerable.

Sonali- The Foodie Physician

Thursday 19th of March 2015

Shashi this stew looks so hearty and flavorful, I want to dive right in! You should've called me last week when you were "ill". For a bowl of this stew, I would've been more than happy to come do a house call :)


Wednesday 18th of March 2015

Looks like a lot of us have caught the spring bug! We're actually getting a little spring rain right now which is very unusual, but very nice since it only rains here about 20 days out of 365. What an easy and very tasty recipe!!


Wednesday 18th of March 2015

We caught the same bug! But it's cold again, so we're back to dreary weather. :-( Anyway, love the orange in this stew -- that'd sure brighten up our day! Really fun recipe -- thanks.

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