Easy Black Bean and Guacamole Tostadas

You know how when you close your eyes at night, images appear behind your eyelids? And it’s not your imagination really, they’re just random what-have-you designs that place themselves there without permission or inhibition? Do you know what I’m talking about? Well, the other night whilst in bed (am I a total troll using the word “whilst?” I hope so.), I kept waking Aaron up to tell him what my visions were.

Me, “Okay, wow. I’m seeing a distressed white cabinet with blue pin stripes on it and wallpaper behind it filled with tiny orange flowers.”

Him, “That’s nice.”

Me, “Oh oh!! Now it just became a tall rectangular metal thing with this sort of greenish bluish tint all over it. And branches on it. You know you could make something cool like this for that one corner in our kitchen.”

Him, “. . .  because I can see your images. Can I go to sleep now?”

Me, “OHHHHHHHH! Get THIS. It just became this bright orange ball flame thing that erupted into a sea of baby blue eyeballs. Trippy!”

Him, “uuuuuuuugh.”

Wasn’t that the most compelling story of all time?


Would you rather talk about tostadas? Because we can. Tostadas topped with wilted spinach, seasoned black beans and creamy guacamole? Because I’m game if you are. Let’s talk about it! Actually, could we talk about it over here? Coo, coo.

Also! Whilst (sorry) it’s still January and our New Year’s Resolutions are hanging on by an imaginary microscopic thread, I might as well show you this little list I made of healthy ingredient swap outs. You know, so you can read them and promptly punch me in the face.


One more thing? And let me just start by telling you it was negative 286 degrees out with 17 feet of snow. Okay.

So you may or may not have noticed my lil’ profile pic change in my About Me section. Basically, over the Christmas break my little sister tied me up, held me at lenspoint and forced me to go out into the dangerous elements of winter to shoot new head shots. Photographers are so bossy! She’s got the whole series on her blog today, and it makes me giggle. Like, my hair seriously belongs on a horse.


Last thing! Today is video shoot day aaaaaaand I’m on panic attack #825. Where’s my wine?

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30 Responses to Easy Black Bean and Guacamole Tostadas

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks January 22, 2013 at 7:07 am #
    Bev you're stunning! I am in love with that pic of you. Your smile and cheerfulness is contagious :)
  2. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan January 22, 2013 at 7:41 am #
    Love that pic, and those tostadas!
  3. a farmer in the dell January 22, 2013 at 8:09 am #
    lovely photograph. you are stunning! and those tostadas look amazing. Checking out the recipe now!
  4. Ali | Gimme Some Oven January 22, 2013 at 8:25 am #
    I was oooohing and ahhhing over those tostadas on Tablespoon. And girl, you are STUNNING! Great photos!
  5. Kare @ Kitchen Treaty January 22, 2013 at 9:02 am #
    I love that you turned your eyelid images into kitchen projects. And these tostadas look terrific. And you are gorgeous! Love the pics.
  6. kelley January 22, 2013 at 9:02 am #
    The tostadas and your profile pic are gorgeous!
  7. Carly @ Snack Therapy January 22, 2013 at 9:28 am #
    Okay, I totally do that. "I just closed my eyes and saw an alligator standing on it's hind legs. Do alligators even have hind legs?" I'm so glad I'm not the only one.
  8. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids January 22, 2013 at 9:49 am #
    Oh, Bev, absolutely beautiful. Even if you are my imaginary virtual cyberspace friend, I am just so proud of you! And, the tostadas look simply divine, as well!
  9. Amy January 22, 2013 at 10:00 am #
    Okay, wait. So you're funny AND beautiful? If you tell me you can juggle, I might cry. Love the pictures!
  10. claire @ the realistic nutritionist January 22, 2013 at 10:02 am #
    You are just the prettiest woman EVER.
  11. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 22, 2013 at 10:42 am #
    You're a babe! Love this recipe!
  12. merrill January 22, 2013 at 10:48 am #
    Outstanding! Two of my favorites combined on crunchy goodness! And the head-shot is fabulous; kudos to your kid sister dragging you out into my kind of weather ;>)
  13. Kari@Loaves n Dishes January 22, 2013 at 11:07 am #
    You're so preeetty; and your hair does not belong on a horse, but these tostadas definitely belong in my belly!
  14. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe January 22, 2013 at 12:06 pm #
    Love the new photo - you're gorgeous!
  15. Julie January 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm #
    Gah, so pretty Bev!!!
  16. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl January 22, 2013 at 3:41 pm #
    1) Spinach in ethnic food makes me smile. 2) You are stunning. 3) I want to drink those coronas with you. 4) Can't wait for the video. 5) I'll still love you even if you have a deep horse man voice. Which of course you won't. It will be high and perfect and happy. Damnit.
  17. DessertForTwo January 22, 2013 at 3:46 pm #
    First, you're like the prettiest food blogger ever. But I've told you this a million times. Second, I eat tostadas LOTS for dinner. But I need to fancy mine up like yours! Three, Aaron is a saint. He knows this. ;)
  18. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking January 22, 2013 at 3:52 pm #
    So, so yummy! I made something similar recently but added shredded chicken and a heap of tomatoes. You're absolutely lovely, too. Beautiful shot!
  19. Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats January 22, 2013 at 4:28 pm #
    Love the new picture!! You look fabulous!
  20. Brian @ A Thought For Food January 22, 2013 at 7:40 pm #
    Loved seeing the pics from the shoot today. You rock! Speaking of other things that rock... these tacos are right up my alley. I want a million of them!
  21. Kristen January 22, 2013 at 7:52 pm #
    So you and this picture have made me go all crazy and decide to grow my hair out again! I love it!
    • Bev Weidner January 23, 2013 at 6:49 am #
      Hahah! Nice! do it! (sorry about all the !!!)
  22. Cassie | Bake Your Day January 22, 2013 at 8:16 pm #
    Dude, seriously, your hair is nowhere near horse hair. It's gorgeous and I can't wait to see you on camera!
  23. Megan @ Country Cleaver January 22, 2013 at 8:48 pm #
    I want your hair - at least it's got personality, volume, texture and sass - unlike my straight as a rail, won't curl and laughs at me when I tease it (get it, tease it?)… Other than that. And I'm sure it will look radiant on camera, too. sassy.
  24. Kathryn January 23, 2013 at 5:03 am #
    Gorgeous shot of you Bev and delicious recipe!
  25. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. January 23, 2013 at 11:02 pm #
    These tostadas are the cat's pajamas! And those photos are just gorgeous!
  26. Jen January 25, 2013 at 8:42 pm #
    Aw! You do not have horse hair! You look ridiculously cute!
  27. Tracey@Cooking with Love January 26, 2013 at 3:02 pm #
    I love tostadas! These look so good. Your pictures are so pretty. Your sister did a fantastic job shooting you and you have such beautiful eyes! :)
  28. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious January 27, 2013 at 1:14 am #
    You look gorgeous!
  29. Vita @ Juicer Depot January 27, 2013 at 2:26 pm #
    Your sister took a lot of great pictures of you. She looks a lot like you too.

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