Beans

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 tsp. […]

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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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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 1-2 ounces feta cheese, […]

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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.) […]

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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 […]

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Tex Mex Chili

I’m a BIG fan of beans! I know many folks have taken them out of their diet for various reasons. If you are ready to put them back in, try this nourishing and delicious Tex Mex Chili. It’s totally delish!

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Seasonal Bean Salad

Seasonal Bean Salad

Looking for a nourishing salad? This salad combines some of my favorites: beans, sea veggies, and green beans!

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French Lentils and Vegetables

1 tbsp. olive oil 1 medium onion, peeled and diced small 2 carrots, diced small 1/2 cup celeraic (celery root) peeled and diced small 2 pinches sea salt 1 cup French lentils (small greenish/black) 1 inch dried wakame (sea vegetable) 2 1/2 cups water 2 bay leaves 3 tbsp. shoyu (naturally fermented soy sauce) Parsley, minced Put oil into a […]

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Spiced Lentils

1 cup green or brown lentils 2 1/2 cups of water 2 bay leaves 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 large onion, peeled and diced 2 carrot, diced 3 stalks celery, diced 3-4 garlic cloves peeled and minced 2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. coriander 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper Sea salt Parsley, minced Bring lentils, bay leaves, and […]

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Bravado Black Bean Burritos!

1 tbsp. olive oil 1 onion, peeled and diced 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1 red pepper, seeded and diced 1 tsp. cumin 2 shakes of cayenne pepper 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced 2 cups cooked black beans 1 cup cooked brown rice Sea Salt Black Pepper 3 tbsp. cilantro, minced Sprouted Whole Grain Tortilla’s […]

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Easy Hummus

1 can chick peas, drained 2 heaping tbsp. sesame tahini 1/3 cup olive oil 1/2 tsp. cumin 2 shakes of coriander 1 tbsp. shoyu 1-2 shakes of black pepper Juice of 1 lemon Combine all ingredients in the food processor and whip it up!  Recipes don’t get much easier than this one! Andrea BeamanAndrea Beaman […]

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White Bean & Arugula Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

1 red onion, peeled and minced 1/2 red pepper, deseeded and diced 1/2 cup parsley, chopped 2 cups cooked cannelini or northern beans (can use canned bean) Arugula or mixed baby greens 1/3 cup olive oil 4 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp. honey 1 tbsp. dijon mustard 1/4 tsp. sea salt Toss onion, red pepper, parsley and […]

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Braised White Beans and Escarole

1 cup white cannelini beans (or great northern beans), soaked overnight 3 cups water 2 bay leaves 1 tsp. olive oil 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1/2 head escarole, cleaned and chopped 1/2 cup water 1/2 cube vegetable boullion or other seasoning Discard bean soaking water.  Place beans, 3 cups fresh water and bay […]

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