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Posts Tagged ‘beans’

Giant Butter Bean & Feta Gratin

I’m cursed by a total inability to cook the “magical fruit” from scratch. Every time I try, I end up with rock-hard nubbins that would be better as pebbles on the bottom of a fish tank than dinner. Fortunately, there is a wide selection of the canned variety at the store. While I like bacon […]

A Hearty Breakfast for Your Inner Mexican

Let’s face it,  we all wish we were Mexican. Cinco de Mayo, margaritas, Caesar salad, Salma Hayek and, dare I say it Chihuahuas, are all a part of American culture. What would life be like without miniature, hairless dogs stuffed into purse-carriers and sweaters to keep them safe and warm?? And no Salma? That is […]

Bean and Kale Soup

Kale is one of those ingredients that I didn’t know about growing up and now it’s the trendy “green” to cook and serve. I’ve experimented with many different kale recipes, both cooked and raw — with roasted delicata squash or in an Asian peanut dressing, respectively. It’s a form of cabbage so it has a […]

Barley Minestrone

Rain! Wind! Fading light! When it gets dark early, I get lazy(er) and don’t feel like cooking when I get home at night. Having a pot of soup in the fridge is so fantastic that I don’t even mind eating it all week. This version of minestrone is great in that it helps me clean […]

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