Flageolet Bean Salad – The Caviar of Beans – Tiny, Tender, Delicate

Flageolet Bean Salad – The Caviar of Beans Flageolet Bean Salad with Cucumber, Radishes, Carrots, Scallions & Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette

I now belong to a Bean Club. Actually, Steve Sando’s Rancho Gordo Bean Club featuring heirloom beans from around the world. My first Bean Club box arrived a week ago. Wow, such a bounty of beans. Six pounds of new-to-me heirloom beans along with a bag of Turkish bay leaves and Continue reading

Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup – A True Classic

Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup Our Favorite Winter Soup – Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup

Naturally Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup may become your go-to soup this winter and for many winters to come. Relatively quick cooking large limas (1 hour pre-soak and 1 hour cooking time) make a deeply nurturing, rich and flavorful broth.

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Curried Winter Squash Red Lentil Soup Tames the Cold

Curried Winter Squash Red Lentil Soup Curried Winter Squash Red Lentil Soup with Coconut Cream

With an Arctic blast of cold air bringing subzero temperatures at night and daytime “highs” from 2 to 7 degrees, what’s a person to do to tame the cold? Make soup, of course. A warming, earthy, spicy and aromatic soup. A satisfying soup made from Continue reading

Roasted Beet Hummus – Vibrant, Versatile, Flavorful

Roasted Beet Hummus – Vibrant, Versatile, Flavorful Roasted Beet Hummus – Yes, Please!

With winter-like days, leafless trees and a blanket of snow outside, I’m thrilled to have an indoor azalea plant bursting with vivid pink blooms. This year I’m especially drawn to all things bright and colorful—including food. Last week I shared pickled pink Daikon Carrot Pickles with you. Continue reading

Garden Vegetable Minestrone Soup Topped with Pesto

Garden Vegetable Minestrone – Colorful, Thick and Satisfying

I know, it’s odd to feature a recipe for soup when it’s so hot outside. But soup’s what I’d been cooking before the weather turned hot. And, fortunately, it will cool down again. And then you’ll be glad to have this tasty and satisfying Garden Vegetable Minestrone in your recipe collection. Continue reading

Hummus Update – Lighter, Smoother, Tastier

Hummus Update – Lighter, Smoother, TastierHummus Update – Join the Hummus Celebration on May 13

Rarely a day goes by without hummus in our refrigerator. Hummus, both “plain” and “fancy” (with preserved lemon or garlic scapes), is my comfort food. Perfect for quick energy straight from a spoon. Perfect as a snack, breakfast, lunch and dinner wrapped in a lettuce leaf with a Continue reading

Chana Dal with Spinach & Tomatoes

Chana Dal with Spinach & TomatoesChana Dal with Spinach & Tomatoes – Make Indian Food at Home

Mildly spicy, fresh and flavorful, thick and satisfying. Golden-hued Chana Dal with Spinach & Tomatoes is Indian food you can easily make at home. Make it thin and saucy, or thick and creamy. Adjust the heat level as well, by adding more hot peppers to the tarka. Continue reading