Tag Archives: Beans

Vegan Causa Limena

I came across this recipe from a favorite food online food publication called Taste. When the aji amarillo came in the mail (I bought this from Amazon and it was great), I used what I had (meaning I modified a … Continue reading

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Red Lentil Coconut Curry Soup

A simple and delicious recipe adapted from 101 Cookbooks. Here’s what you need: 2 cups split red lentils 7 cups water 2-3 medium carrots, peeled and small diced 2 tablespoons minced or grated ginger 1 tablespoon salt 2 tablespoons curry … Continue reading

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Drunken Beans

These are hands down my favorite beans. So good, in fact, that my self-proclaimed, bean-detesting husband couldn’t stop eating them. Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated. Here’s what you need: Salt 1 pound (about 2.5 cups) dried pinto beans, soaked over night … Continue reading

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Chickpea and Kale Pomodoro

For a slightly spicy, very satisfying tomato dish, excellent over brown rice, give this a try! Adapted from Food & Wine. Here’s what you need: 1/2 cup olive oil 5 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 28-ounce can of crushed or … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla ceci, aglio y olio (or just Fancy-Tasting Pantry Pasta)

Last night I was craving some flavorful, fancy-tasting pasta (probably because I’ve been marking interesting recipes in an Italian cookbook), but didn’t have man fresh ingredients. So, I came up with this recipe that’s heavy on stuff-on-hand, and it was … Continue reading

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Farro & Arugula Salad (the title doesn’t do it justice…)

Going down the rabbit hole of reading a Food & Wine email, to reading the entire article, to reading comments in the post, an Ina Garten fan brought me to a recipe for farro salad that looked delish. This is … Continue reading

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Dengu (aka Kenyan Lentils)

For Christmas this year, we were invited to celebrate with a wonderful group of Kenyans. One of my favorite dishes was a simple stew of lentils, tomatoes, cilantro and red onions. I asked the chef for the recipe, and then … Continue reading

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Creamy Dreamy Beans

Perusing Instagram one night, I came across a picture of this delicious looking pot of beans. It led me to a recipe that was, while a bit time consuming, really quite simple and hands off at the same time. And … Continue reading

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Moroccan Lentil and Garbanzo Bean Stew

Warm and comforting, flavorful and beautifully spiced, this stew was a real winner. Here’s what you need: 1/3 cup olive oil 2 ribs of celery, diced 1 medium brown onion, diced 2 tablespoons grated ginger (I used the kind that … Continue reading

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Persian Herb Soup with Lentils, Rice and Lamb Meatballs

Since Patrick loves lamb, any lamb recipe that I come across usually gets at least a second look. ┬áThis one was particularly interesting because it was for a soup that had lentils, rice, herbs and lamb meatballs – a pot … Continue reading

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