Category Archives: Legumes

Sweet and Savory Beef Bean Medley

This beef and bean dish may not look like much, but it is really good.  Sweet and savory combined, I rank this with comfort food.    Other great things about this meal:  it’s a slow cooker meal and it makes a lot.  I almost always freeze about half.  Then some night when I do not feel like cooking I can simply defrost, warm and enjoy. So, if you are looking for lots of protein, this dish has it.  If you are looking for a way to eat more legumes, this is a good recipe to start with.  If you are … Continue reading

Garlic and Sage White Beans And Three Ways To Serve Them

I may have a vegan in the making on my hands.  Beans, a/k/a legumes, are a favorite source of protein much more than meat for someone in my house.  Good thing I cook both legumes and meat to hit all the preferences of my family. This recipe for garlic and sage white beans is super easy and very satisfying.  I found three ways to serve it.  One way is to put the beans on French bread for French bread pizza.   Another way to serve them is over a dark wild rice.  What a contrast between the white beans and dark … Continue reading

Vegetable Chili-Vegan Style

I love soups, stews and chili this time of year.  I love to make them and eat them.  Today I bring you a vegan chili that is so hearty.  This is a good way to introduce people to meatless soups or a good way to start trying them yourself.  You will not miss the meat.   I bring this recipe (slightly tweaked) to you from More Choices, Eat Well, Live Well by Cheryl D. Thomas-Peters, RD.  It is a decent cookbook. Serve with corn bread or biscuits and a green salad and you have a complete meal. Also shared on Gluten Free Friday and Wellness … Continue reading

White Bean Quesadillas

I have a new favorite mid-day meal.  I never tried quesadillas before, and I am not sure why, but with a creamy inside and crunchy outside, these make for a good, quick lunch.    I was flipping through a vegan cookbook of mine and found a recipe for white bean quesadillas.  The problem was the only ingredient I had on hand was the white beans.  So I had to come up with my own version and I think I stumbled upon something delicious the first time out the gate. This is easy to put together and if you do not use … Continue reading

Jerk Chicken Rice and Beans

You may see this title and write this off as a recipe you may not want to try.  I encourage you to not do that.  You will be missing out on an easy and quick meal.  You may hesitate to try something spicy, but you can adjust the seasonings to your liking.  It is always a good thing to try new things…expand your horizons and taste buds.  Adding spice to your meal may add spice to your life…maybe get you out of a food rut. Now you may be thinking, “Well, I have kids, they wouldn’t touch this with a 10 foot … Continue reading

Italian Bean Soup

Today’s soup is easy peasy!  Everything is put into the crockpot and then you can forget about it.  Another great thing about this soup is that it makes a huge batch.  So if you have a large family, you wouldn’t have to double it, and if you have a smaller family you can freeze half.  That is what I do.  I make a crockpot full and freeze half (it freezes well).  This is a great option for any mom.  On nights you are too tired or busy to cook, you can simply defrost this soup, add a salad and maybe bread and you … Continue reading

Black Bean and Squash Chili

Autumn is in the air today where I live.  A clear sky, cool temps, and a light breeze require a sweatshirt.  But after the horribly hot summer this weather is very much welcome.  And did you know that today also marks the first day of autumn on the calendar?  And what comes to mind when thinking about food at this time of year?  Soups and stews.  Be ready.  I love cooking stews and soups.  You will probably be seeing a few here. As I mentioned in an earlier post,  I try to make a meatless meal once or twice a week.  … Continue reading

Mexican Bean Salsa

I try to make at least one meatless meal a week, if not twice.  It started as a way to keep the grocery bill down.  Buying beans is more affordable than meat.  However, I have really grown to enjoy my meatless meals and do so now out of desire rather than affordability.  Beans, such as black beans, navy beans, pinto beans, kidney beans etc. are so good for you as they are chuck full of protein and fiber.   The recipe brought to you today originated with Cheryl D. Thomas-Peters, RD in her More Choices book and I made a few tweaks here and there.  … Continue reading

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