Black Bean Soup

August 12, 2010

Madeira wine gives this soup a rich, warm taste. If you don’t want to purchase an entire bottle of wine for this recipe, look for miniature airline bottles at the liquor store. Sherry can be substituted for the Madeira. Makes 12 servings Ingredients 1 pound (2 cups) dry-packaged black beans, soaked 1/4 cup butter 2 […]

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Wilted Greens & Blackeyes

August 12, 2010

Any hearty greens will do in this recipe – kale, mustard greens, collards – you decide which are freshest. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 2 pounds greens 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 ounces prosciutto or 3 slices of bacon, diced 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged blackeyed peas 1 tablespoon […]

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Sweet Onion Apricot Limas

August 12, 2010

Sweet onion and tart apricots compliment the buttery taste of lima beans. This can be served hot, as a side dish, or cold, as a relish. Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged baby lima beans 1 medium onion, sliced 1 cup sliced dried apricots 1 […]

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Salsa Verde Yellow Squash Saute

August 12, 2010

Make this dish in August at the height of summer squash and tomatillo season. Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium-sized onion, chopped 2 large cloves garlic, minced 1 pound yellow squash, quartered and cut into 1/2-inch thick […]

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Refried Pinto Beans

August 12, 2010

Substitute black beans or any other bean for pinto beans. Look for epazote, cotija cheese and chiles in a specialty Mexican market. Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1 pound dry pinto beans Salt Water 3 dried chipotle morita chiles, or 2 chipotle meco chiles 2 onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 large spring epazote, optional Black […]

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Jamaican Red Beans & Rice

August 12, 2010

Coconut milk gives this recipe island flair. Serve as a main dish or as a side dish with Jamaican Jerk Chicken. Ingredients 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged light or dark red kidney beans 2 teaspoons salt 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 2 chopped scallions […]

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Falafel

August 12, 2010

1/2 cup chopped tomatoTuck these into pita bread or serve with a green salad. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged garbanzo beans 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup packed parsley leaves 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 2 […]

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Black Bean & Walnut Burgers

August 12, 2010

This vegan dish can be made ahead of time and grilled or pan fried when ready to eat. Makes 8 burgers Ingredients 2 15-ounce cans, rinsed and drained, or 3 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged black beans 2 teaspoons ground cumin 3 teaspoons chili powder 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 cup cooked brown rice […]

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Bean Souffle

August 12, 2010

This seemingly complicated dish is as easy as turning on a blender and whipping up some egg whites. Great Northern or navy beans can be substituted for the lima beans. Serve this as a side dish, small meal, or entrie for a brunch. Makes 4-6 servings Ingredients 1 teaspoons butter 2 tablespoons parmesan or fine […]

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Thai Chicken & Bean Wraps

August 12, 2010

Think of this recipe as a complete Asian meal nestled in a tortilla. It will be hard to resist using the Thai peanut sauce on other dishes, like noodles and rice. Makes 4 servings Ingredients Vegetable cooking spray 8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 cups small broccoli florets 1/2 medium […]

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