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Creamy Hummus

I love hummus – it’s such a great snack! Try this yummy recipe.

Lentil Soup

Savory Lentil and Vegetable Stew with Crispy Kale

1 cup lentils, soaked overnight 5 cups water (or chicken stock) 2 inches alaria sea vegetable or wakame 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 leek, cleaned and cut into 1 inch pieces (use both white and green part of leek) 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 2 parsnips, diced into ½ inch pieces 3 carrots, diced…


Creamy White Bean Soup

  1 1/2 cups navy beans (or other white beans) soaked overnight 5 cups water 2 bay leaves 1 tsp. sea salt 2 pieces naturally cured pastured bacon 1 leek, peeled and diced 2 new or red potatoes, diced 3 celery stalk, diced 2 carrots, diced 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary 1/4 tsp. dried thyme 1…


White Bean Bruschetta on Whole Grain Baguette

Ingredients: Whole grain baguette, sliced into 1/2 inch thick diagonals 1 1/2 cups white beans (navy, great northern, cannelini), pre-cooked (can use rinsed canned beans) 1 large tomato, seeded and diced 4-5 basil leaves, minced 1/3 cup olive oil 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp. champagne or white wine vinegar 1 garlic clove, peeled and…


Spicy Black Bean Soup with Polenta Croutons

1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, peeled and diced 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1½ teaspoon cumin 1 carrot, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced 2 cups cooked black beans, or 2 cups rinsed and drained canned beans 4 cups veggie…


Black Eyed Peas with Chorizo

1 1/2 cups Black Eyed Peas, soaked overnight (or two 15oz cans, rinsed) 3 cups water 2 bay leaves 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 onions, peeled and diced 5 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1 tbsp. fresh oregano (1 tsp. dried oregano) 1 1/2 cups chicken stock (or water) 3-4 oz chorizo, diced (or turkey…


Marinated Chickpea Salad

1 1/2 cups Garbanzo beans, cooked (can use canned) 8-10 cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced 3-4 black olive, pitted and chopped 3 shallots, peeled and minced 1 tsp. fresh oregano, minced 1/3 cup olive oil 2-3 tbsp. white wine vinegar Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 ounce feta cheese,…

lentil stew

Lentil Stew with Spinach & Feta Sausage

1 tbsp. olive oil 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1 leek, cleaned and chopped 1/2 celeriac root, peeled and diced 1½ tbsp. fresh thyme or 1-2 tsp. dried thyme 2 cups dried french lentils, soaked overnight 5-6 cups water 2 bay leaves 2-3 spinach & feta sausage links, diced (can use pork, turkey, etc.)…


Braised Kale and White Beans

1 cup chicken stock or water 1 bunch kale, cleaned and chopped into bite-sized pieces 1 1/2 cups cooked white beans (Cannelini or Great Northern) 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced 1 tbsp. olive oil 1/4 tsp. sea salt (or to taste) Put kale and chicken stock into a saute pan and cook on medium high…


Tex Mex Chili

2 tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. chili powder ½ tsp. allspice 1 tsp. cumin 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1 large onion, peeled and diced 8-10 ounces beef, diced (optional) 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and diced 2 tomatoes diced 1 ear corn, kernels 1 & 1/2 cup kidney beans , cooked ½ cup water or stock…


Seasonal Bean Salad

1 cup dried kidney beans, soaked 6-8 hours or overnight 3 cups fresh water 2 inches kombu, sea vegetable 1 tsp. sea salt 1 cup fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces 2 summer squash, cut into 1 inch rounds 1 small red onion, peeled and diced 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved…


Black Bean & Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

1 cup black beans, cooked 2 cups quinoa, cooked 1 small red onion, peeled and minced 1 red pepper and 1 yellow pepper, seeded and diced small 1/4 cup fresh green peas (spring peas) ¼ cup cilantro, minced Juice of 2 limes 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar (to taste) 1/2 tsp. sea salt 1/3 cup olive…