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White Bean Spread

White Bean Spread

Now I like hummus as much as the next gal, but hummus isn’t the only way to turn cooked beans into a tasty puree. White beans have an exceptionally creamy texture, but a more delicate flavor than chick peas. And since the beans will be pureed, you don’t need to fuss over the white beans...
Cloth Cooking Bags

Cloth Cooking Bags

Anything that gets a long cooking time can have extra flavors added during that cooking (yes, beans but also soup, or even poached fruit). Veggie and herb trimmings give a huge flavor boost, but their texture is usually rather unpalatable. Wilted, spent cilantro stems: your slimy residue is not welcome in my refried beans, thank...
White Bean, Kale & Bacon Soup

White Bean, Kale & Bacon Soup

More beans! And finally on to some big beans. Yes, they take a bit more preparation than lentils, and you have to remember to soak them ahead of time, and they take a long time to cook. But if you can get past the long cooking time big beans have some great culinary assets. For...
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...