I just realized that I've never posted this recipe. It's one of my favorites. So easy, low-fat, yummy and satisfying. I think I found it years ago in a magazine (maybe Redbook?) but don't know for sure. It's really good!
Black Bean Soup
1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 cans (1 lb. each) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can MSPI-friendly chicken or vegetable broth
Saute onion in oil till tender. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer 15 minutes. Remove 1 cup soup and puree in blender. (Be very careful! Hot liquids can pop the lid when blenders are turned on!) Return to soup. Serve with garnish: red bell pepper, chopped cilantro, chopped green onion, corn chips, etc.