As the weather gets warmer, the stove becomes a less attractive option for cooking since it makes even more heat. Here is a cool approach to making spreads that can be meals or side dishes.
Beans - pinto, white, black, etc.
Spices - cumin, coriander, chili powder, blend (from the website, e.g, Indian), etc., salt and pepper to taste.
Salsa - add a Gourmet-O-Matic tm salsa, if you want.
Drain beans if using canned.
Put in food processor.
Blend 'til desired consistency.
Add salsa if you want. Blend if you want smooth. Stir in if you like things chunkier (this is easier if you remove the spread from the food processor).
Remove from food processor.
Chill, if you like.
Get bread, crackers, etc.