Macrobiotic Black Bean & Cornbread Casserole

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“From "The Hip Chick's Guide To Macrobiotics" by Jessica Porter, Corn Pona Lisa (Black Bean and Corn Bread Casserole)”
25hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F After beans and kombu have soaked overnight, discard the soaking water. Clice kombu into thin strips. Place beans and kombu in a 4 or 5 liter pressure cooker and cover with fresh water so that the water comes to about 1 inch over the beans. Close the pressure cooker and bring the beans to pressure. Place flame deflector under pressure cooker, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 30 minutes. (If you don't have a pressure cooker, cook beans in a saucepan with kombu over medium-low heat for 1 1/2 hours.).
  2. While beans are cooking, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onions, garlic, sea salt, and corn until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Grate a 2 inch piece of ginger into pulp and then squeeze out 1 tablespoon of juice. Add cumin, ginger juice, and shoyu, and cook for another 5 minutes. When beans are cooked, strain them and add to onion mixture. Mix in cilantro. Pour mixture into a lightly oiled 9 x 13 inch casserole dish - use corn or olive oil.
  3. For corn bread topping, sift together dry ingredients and then blend together wet ingredients. Mix them together until just blended.
  4. Pour batter over black-bean mixture and bake for 40 - 45 minutes. Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

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