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White Bean Spread

White Bean Spread

White beans have an exceptionally creamy texture, but a more delicate flavor than chick peas. Pair them with garlic, good olive oil and a few herbs and before you know it you'll have a creamy, delicious spread more subtle (but no less addictive) than hummus.
Cloth Cooking Bags

Cloth Cooking Bags

Veggie trimmings and whole spices can add wonderful flavor to long-cooked dishes like soups. But then you have a bunch of slimy cilantro stems to sift out. Cloth bags let the flavor meld into your cooked dish, and keep the texture separate. Here's how to make your own quick, easy cloth cooking bags.
White Bean, Kale & Bacon Soup

White Bean, Kale & Bacon Soup

Spring veggies are still just a wistful daydream for a little while yet *sigh*, so I wanted to make something big and bright with the long-lasting winter stalwarts kale, celery root and carrots. Creamy cannellini cooked with bacon fat and root vegetable trimmings make this soup satisfying enough for dinner. Crispy bacon, fresh lemon...
Homemade Veggie Burgers

Homemade Veggie Burgers

Veggie burgers don’t always have to be seen as a second-rate meat substitute; at their best they have a wholesome, not-too-filling-but-still-satisfying vegetable-y goodness. From a culinary perspective, veggie burgers are just a savory vegetable croquette topped with all of the delicious trimmings of a burger. The freezer section of your local grocery probably has its...
Savory Lentils & Greens

Savory Lentils & Greens

  I didn’t mean for this dish to be so good. I was really just looking for something serviceable as a vehicle to explain how to cook lentils. But it turned out to be so easy and delicious, I might just be making it all the time. Is two nights in a row too much?...
Cooking Dried Beans

Cooking Dried Beans

Dried beans are one of the few food products that are cheap and durable enough to also double as childhood craft supplies. But they are good for more than gluing to your turkey themed collage or for filling tiny sacks of potatoes in your latest diorama; dried beans can and should have a starring role...