Wine tasting. Gotta love it.
Taylor and I spent the afternoon sipping on some lovely reds and reminiscing the good old days when we first met. We have been married for two years but have been together for nine. A lot has happened in that time!
Wine tasting was a lot of fun. We drove through the beautiful Gorge and took in all the sights.
Of course two farmers can only take so much wine. We ended our afternoon at a brew pub.
2 tbs olive oil
2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1 inch pieces
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 large bell pepper, diced
2 (15 oz) cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes, in juice
3-4 cups veggie stock (more or less depending on how thick you like it)
2 tbs chili powder
1 tbs ground cumin
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
dash of red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in a large soup pot. Add onion and cook for about 5 minutes. Add garlic, sweet potato and bell pepper. Cook for about 5 more minutes. Add spices, beans, and tomatoes. Bring to a slight simmer. Add veggie stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour. Season to taste with salt and pepper.