Tag Archives | beans/legumes

Black Bean Dip!

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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Haricots Verts (thin French green beans) and White Beans with Shallot Vinaigrette

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.

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Black Bean Soup with a Hint of Orange

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.

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Flageolet Beans with Rosemary and Thyme (slow cooker)

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.

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Lentil Meatballs (no meat!)

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 […]

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Chili Time!

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…

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Red Chili

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 […]

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