Adzuki Bean Salad

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 cups adzuki beans, cooked ½ cup arame sea vegetables 2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 green onion, sliced super thin ¼ cup yuzu rice vinegar or plain rice vinegar 1 tablespoon lime zest 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 tablespoon orange […]

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Buffalo Bean Burritos

Makes 6 burritos Buffalo meat and eating dates back to the times when the only inhibitants of the USA were the Native Americans. Buffalo are to this day still raised traditionally, thriving on the western grasslands. Buffalo has a very similar taste to beef but buffalo is sweeter and lighter in flavor and less fat […]

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Cabbage & Bean Salad with Spicy Pesto Vinaigrette

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup red cabbage, shredded ½ cup carrots, grated 1 red pepper, sliced thin 1 orange pepper, sliced thin 1 cup sliced radishes 1 cup baby greens 1 red chili pepper (fresh) and chopped 2 cups cannellini beans ¼ cup champagne vinegar Juice and zest of one lemon ¼ cup olive oil […]

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Falafel

Makes 25 INGREDIENTS ½ lb dried chick peas, soaked for 24 hours 2 teaspoons cumin ½ lb dried fava beans, soaked for 24 hours 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 small onion, quartered 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon salt ½ bunch cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon black pepper ½ bunch scallions, roughly […]

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Fall Herb Cassoulet

Serves 4-6 Ingredients Olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ tablespoon lemon zest 2 pounds heirloom beans, pre soaked and par boiled 1 cup white wine 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock ½ cup fresh thyme leaves ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves 2 tablespoons fresh marjoram leaves 2 […]

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Fava Bean Puree Costini with Mint and Pea Shoots

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 pounds fava beans 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons water Juice of ½ lemon Salt Pea shoots, for garnish (optional) Baguette, for serving DIRECTIONS Prepare a large bowl of ice water and set aside. To prep and cook fava beans, […]

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Fava Bean Salad with Lemon, Mint and Pecorino Shavings

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the salad 3 pounds fava beans 1 red onion, cut in half and sliced thin 3 cups arugula 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Juice and zest of 1 lemon Salt Freshly ground pepper For the pecorino lemon zest ¼ cup fresh mint 1 tablespoon lemon zest ¼ cup pecorino, freshly grated […]

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Fresh Herb Pappardelle with Summer Beans, Tomatoes & Fresh Herbs

Serves 6 Ingredients ¼ cup each basil, parsley, mint, tarragon, marjoram, chopped Plus an additional 1 tablespoon of each for the sprinkle Olive oil Pinch of dried crushed red pepper 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 2 cups fresh summer shelling beans, shelled and cooked until tender 1 small fennel bulb sliced thin 2 tablespoons fresh […]

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Gallo Pintos

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons lard or canola oil 1 medium white onion, chopped fine 2 cups cooked black beans, drained but cooking liquid reserved 2 cups long grain rice, cooked Salt ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine (optional) Directions In a large skillet, heat oil to medium, add onions and sauté until edges start […]

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Romano Beans with Grilled Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic and Olive Tapenade

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound Romano beans, cleaned and cut into 3 inch sections (steamed to aldente) 1 pint cherry tomatoes (all different varieties) lightly grilled and sliced in half 2 tablespoons chopped garlic Juice of one lemon ¼ cup olive oil Sea Salt course Cracked Black Pepper Olive Tapenade (recipe follows) PREPARATION Mix beans, […]

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Sage & White Bean Crostini

Serves 5-6, Appetizer Portions INGREDIENTS ½ pound white beans, kidney, or navy 1 tablespoon lemon zest Salt 3 cloves garlic ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 6 fresh sage leaves, chopped ¼ cup lemon juice 1 teaspoon white pepper 1 large baguette, sliced PREPARATION Clean the beans, making sure all debris is removed. Place beans […]

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Smashed Beans

Serves 4-6 Ingredients Avocado or canola oil 1 medium white onion, chopped fine 3 cups black, red or pinto beans ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves 1 teaspoon cumin Salt Directions In a medium sauté pan heat the oil to a medium high heat. Sauté the onions until slightly translucent or about 3 minutes. Add the […]

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Spicy Black Bean Squash Cheese Tamales with Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

Makes 20 tamales Ingredients For the black bean squash 2 cups cooked squash (winter squash or zucchini), cubed 1 cup black beans, dried and cooked or canned 1 red pepper, roasted, destemmed, peeled, deseeded, and chopped 1 jalapeno, roasted, destemmed, peeled, deseeded, and chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted ½ cup fresh […]

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Spicy Black Bean Sweet Corn Tomato Salad

This salad is so delicious and quick to prepare, healthy as all heck, and CHEAP CHEAP to make! I eat it often when I am short on time. I used to sprinkle cotija cheese over the top, but since I am on my new, almost-vegan diet I have eliminated it and have not for a second had any complaints!

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Spring Vegetable Minestrone with Herb Pesto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For spring vegetable minestrone 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 6 cups vegetable stock 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 3 carrots, chopped medium 3 celery ribs, chopped medium 5 asparagus stalks, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces 1 cup green beans, trimmed and […]

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Three Bean Pork & Green Chili

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the Rub 2 tablespoons cumin 2 tablespoons green chili powder 2 tablespoons salt 3 pounds pork butt, cubed in 1-inch pieces For the Chili Vegetable oil 2 medium yellow onions, chopped 1 jalapeño, seeded, pith removed, and chopped 1 pound tomatillos, husks removed and chopped 3 poblano chilies, roasted, peeled, seeded, […]

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Vegetable, Bean, and Cheese Burritos

Serves 8 Ingredients 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 medium white onion, chopped medium 1 red bell pepper, chopped medium 1 poblano pepper, chopped medium 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped fine 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 teaspoons salt ½ cup white rice 1 cup water 1½ cups […]

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Winter Herbal Pasta E Fagoili Soup with Fresh Pesto

Serves 8 -12 Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil ½ yellow onion, chopped small 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 carrots, chopped medium 2 celery ribs, sliced thin 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves 1-2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons salt, plus […]

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