“MY GARDEN IS MY MOST BEAUTIFUL MASTERPIECE.” Claude Monet
I love creating vegetarian meals. They sure do make the most colorful masterpieces! When I moved to my home 18 years ago, I was excited to have several areas of my yard that I could devote to gardening. Unfortunately now, so many trees on the perimeter of my property have grown so much, that my yard is now too shady for a proper garden. And I’ve resorted to planting a few peppers and cucumbers. My deck is the home of my many pots of herbs and my Meyer lemon tree! Fortunately, I have a wonderful farm market nearby. And with the exception of the black beans, all of the ingredients for this tart came from local sources.
Not only is this black bean tart vivid in color, but it is bright and bold in flavor as well. A light black bean puree, sweet corn and red bell peppers, spicy jalapenos, mild scallions and the kick of cilantro are bound by melted Monterey Jack cheese. All of this nestled on top of a flaky crust made fabulous by the warm spices of chili powder, cumin and paprika! And to top it all off. . . . . [Read more...]