Once upon a time there was a
girl (yeah, right!)
who had some squash blossoms in her fridge that were in peril of perishing. After sitting idly in front of a computer
, the "
girl" had little energy to squander on squash.
Determined to save the delicate blossoms, she looked to the heavens and
asked them to use her as a vessel for squash-saving good
. Then voila, a brilliant flash of lightning sent an electrical charge to her brain, and she was
Super Sloth. So she simply sautéed the blossoms in a bit of olive oil and sea salt and lazily laid them on her leftover cumin-scented black beans. Through her slothful powers, those blossoms bloomed into a delicious and decorative, exertion-free dish.
The earthy yet subtle flavor of the blossoms melded beautifully with their new black bean* and cumined counterpart.
The moral of the story? The early bird catches the worm, but the sloth catches the blossom.
Squash blossoms, stems and stamens removed
*Super Slothwas too sluggish to write down her recipe for the beans.