Fall Bean Briefs

October 23, 2012

For holiday parties this year, try new, healthy, delicious appetizers with beans. The fried chick pea orecchiette, olive tapenade, and Tuscan white bean hummus will bean-dazzle your guests! Fall Bean Briefs (PDF)

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Fried Chick Pea Orecchiette

September 10, 2012

Ingredients 4 fluid ounce Olive Oil 4 1/2 cup Chick Peas, Drained 2 1/4 cup Onion, Minced 1 1/2 tablespoon Minced Garlic 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 2 teaspoon Salt as needed Black Pepper 7 7/8 cup Blanched Broccoli Raab 7 7/8 cup Cooked Orecchiette Pasta Preparation 1. In a large skillet over medium […]

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Tuscan White Bean Hummus

September 10, 2012

Ingredients 1 1/2 cup White Kidney Beans, Drained 3 tablespoon Tahini Butter 2 fluid ounce Lemon Juice 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/4 cup Basil, Chiffonade 1 fluid ounce Extra Virgin Olive Oil Preparation 1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth Serving Size 40

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Chick Pea Egg Salad

September 10, 2012

Ingredients 18 cup Chick Peas, Drained 1 3/8 quart Mayonnaise 1 1/2 liquid cup Yellow Mustard 4 1/2 cup Onion, Finely Diced 1 1/2 liquid tablespoon Tabasco Sauce 1 1/2 tablespoon Salt 1 1/2 teaspoon Course Ground Black Pepper Preparation 1. Place Drained Chick Peas in a food processor and pulse to blend. You want […]

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Tomato Butter Bean Bok Choy – Vegetarian

September 10, 2012

Ingredients 2 2/3 fluid ounce Olive Oil 1 cup Shallots, Minced l/2 cup Minced Garlic 2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 8 cup Butter Beans, Drained 4 cup Diced Tomatoes, Drained 4 fluid ounce Soy Sauce 8 cup Bok Choy, Chopped as needed Salt as needed Black Pepper Preparation 1. Place a large saute pan […]

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Tomato Butter Bean Bok Choy

September 10, 2012

Ingredients 2 2/3 fluid ounce Olive Oil 8 each Bacon, Thick Slice, Finely Diced 1 cup Shallots, Minced l/2 cup Minced Garlic 2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 8 cup Butter Beans, Drained 4 cup Diced Tomatoes, Drained 4 fluid ounce Soy Sauce 8 cup Bok Choy, Chopped as needed Salt as needed Black Pepper […]

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Heart Healthy Turkey Chili

September 10, 2012

Ingredients 1 pound Ground Turkey 2 tablespoons Olive Oil 2 cups Onion, Diced 1 cup Celery, Diced 1/4 cup Jalapeno, Diced 1 tablespoon Chili Powder 1 tablespoon Cumin 1 teaspoon Oregano, Dry 1 tablespoon Thyme, Dry 2 teaspoons Garlic, Minced 2 each 28 oz. Diced Tomatoes 2 cups Dark Red Kidney Beans 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce 2 […]

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July 4th is National Baked Beans Day

July 4, 2012

If you would like to make your own “old fashioned” baked beans, start with dried navy beans. Add just the right amount of sweet and sour flavors to suit your taste.  Try this savory recipe from nutritionist Donna Weihofen to kick off your 4th of July holiday! Donna’s Homemade Baked Beans With Ham  1 pound […]

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When Should You Get Your Fiber?

May 22, 2012

Did you know that only about half of Americans get the recommended amount of daily fiber? To put the right amount of fiber back into your diet, experts say you should eat 25 to 35 grams daily, in small doses. Including fiber-rich foods such as beans and other veggies in your meals and snacks will […]

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Can Beans and Rice Work in Your Diabetes Diet?

April 18, 2012

Diabetic rice lovers can now enjoy white rice without worry, as long as it’s been mixed with beans. In a recent study partially funded by the USDBC, researchers found that beans, a healthy component to any diet, can keep rice from raising a person’s blood sugar levels. For diabetics who love rice and those of […]

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