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Continued: Recipes: black-themed Halloween party

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Nutrition information per each of 8 servings:

Calories 72 Fat 7 g Sodium 550 mg

Carbohydrates 3 g Saturated fat 1 g Calcium 35 mg

Protein 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Dietary fiber 2 g

Diabetic exchanges per serving: 1½ fat.

BLACK BEANS

Serves 6.

Note: Canned lower-sodium black beans speed up this recipe from Cooking Light’s “Lighten Up, America!” (Oxmoor, $29.95) by Allison Fishman Task. For better flavor and texture, you can use dried beans that you’ve soaked and cooked in place of the canned product. Serve the beans as is, topped with a dollop of sour cream and minced cilantro, or roll up in warm black tortillas with some grated Monterey Jack cheese and tomatillo salsa.

• 1 1/2 tbsp. canola oil

• 1 c. chopped onion

3/4 c. finely chopped red bell pepper

• 1/2 tsp. brown sugar

• 1 garlic clove, minced

• 1/4 tsp. ground cumin

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

• 1 c. water

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