Beans

Black Beans and Sweet Summer Corn Salad

Beans and corn are kinda like peas and carrots… they work really well together. Corn lacks the amino acids, tryptophan and lysine, that are essential to forming proteins. And, beans are high in lysine and tryptophan to make up for that lack. So these two foods, when combined together, create a healthful and delicious dish.…

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Creamy Hummus

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

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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 2 tsp. cumin 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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