They say necessity is the mother of invention. That was the case with this Black Bean Dip. I wanted to have something healthy around for snacking and spreading on sandwiches – my mind went immediately to a bean dip – but I didn’t want to go to the grocery store. I opened the pantry and […]
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More often than not, I mess with ingredients in recipes. I substitute this or change that. Sometimes I change things because I want to use what I have on hand instead of buying something new. Often, I make substitutes in order to make healthier choices. But not with this recipe. Nope. I like it just the way it is.
This recipe combines creamy white beans with crispy haricot verts and a tangy vinaigrette. Best served room temperature, make it ahead so the beans have some time to marinate. BTW – this shallot vinaigrette recipe stands on its own. I imagine it’s delicious on boiled red potatoes, grilled vegetables or mixed greens…yummy.
For Valentine’s Day, my husband gave me the Sunday Soup cookbook and a Le Creuset soup pot. Oh, heart be still…
This version of black bean soup has a great combination of tang and heat from interesting ingredients ~ chorizo and fresh orange juice. It’s delicious, different and totally on your list of soups to try. I used canned beans. The original recipe called for dried beans, but I am committed to using ingredients in my pantry before buying new, so I changed it up a bit – with great results! I hope you like it too.
If you want something super satisfying or easy for a crowd, try Sweet Potatoes Topped with Black Bean Chili. Add a mixed green salad and call it a delicious meal. Double the amount of chili and you’ll be one happy camper the next day at lunch.
French flageolet beans are buttery and smooth – and can be hard to find. You may substitute navy beans, but try to find the flageolet. The first night, I served this as a side dish. The next day, I sautéed sliced cooked chicken sausage and added it to the leftovers for a hearty main dish. Using the slow cooker means you don’t have to pre-soak the beans.
These vegetarian meatballs are super hardy and delicious! They taste great dipped in tomato sauce or pesto. They are also great on the run and they make a perfect lunch. For me, they fall into the same “triple threat” category occupied by the Quinoa Patties – simply satisfying super foods! To cook green lentils for this […]
I’m always in the market for a good hearty soup! This Lentil Sausage Soup is a keeper. Lentils cook relatively quickly, so I consider this a weeknight recipe. It also freezes well. I served it up with a green salad and some equally hearty Irish Soda Bread. ~yum~
This week started out as summer and took a major turn towards Fall. In celebration – I made this Red Chili. I surfaced an old favorite recipe and made it my own by blending ground pork and beef, adding spices and a little heat. It’s delicious! For 5 chili recipes, read more…
Yield: 6 servings When you don’t want it fancy and you just want it good – turn to this recipe. It’s quick – definitely week night fare. It’s also delicious served as a Chili Mac, over whole wheat spaghetti, topped with cheddar cheese and chopped onions. Ingredients: 1 pound ground pork 1 pound ground beef […]