I’m a woman, ergo I enjoy multi-tasking.
I put on makeup while I talk on the phone.
I get my news, via the radio, while I commute.
I blog while I…read other blogs.
It’s a scientifically proven fact that women are born multi-taskers. [disclaimer: you should know that what I consider “scientific fact” is often rooted in cold hard evidence such as “I heard it on the radio a couple weeks ago”.]
As one of said born multi-taskers, I expect a lot from my food.
Rarely do I buy a grocery item with only one purpose in mind. Take this black bean dip, for example:
This baby can multi-task. Clearly it’s a female dip. Ew, that sounds kind of pervy. Forget I said that.
I’ve eaten a bunch of it with chips and veggies. It’s got a lot of kick (they weren’t kidding with the spicy part), so naturally I’m addicted to it.
It’s also great as an accompaniment to a main course like this sausage/onion/potato/cilantro stirfry that I recently wrote about. I threw a blob of it on my plate and stirred it in.
Sometimes I love making sauces. Sometimes, not so much. This is a great alternative when I’m feeling especially lazy.
The dip would also be great incorporated into a dish that already calls for black beans. For example, I’m currently toying around with a great black bean quesadilla I have stashed away in my recipe bank. A little bit of this dip would add a ton of flavor to the whole quesadilla. Or enchilada.
It could also be awesome melted into soup. I mean, who doesn’t love a dollop of sour cream or crème fraiche on their butternut squash soup? Black bean dip would be equally amazing in vegetable soup.
At about $3 a jar, I’d say this was a good investment.
Yes I consider something as little as $3 an investment.
Don’t judge. I’m very frugal.
I’m thinking of doing a series of posts like this. — are there any grocery store items that you’d like to see me stretch into different uses? Suggestions welcome!