Category Archives: legumes

White Bean Soup

The beans are white, but the soup is a richly hued orange. It’s warm, comforting, with subtle notes of fennel polished by a good olive oil. If your beans are cooked, it’s fairly quick to put together. We enjoyed it with warm rolls and glasses of milk. I’m sure the more sophisticated among you can [...]

Pot of Beans

There are some things I do in the kitchen that are worthwhile to me, but may not matter much to everyone else. I’m sure you’ve seen a few of these things on this blog (half bread flour and half all purpose, really? Make your own vanilla? C’mon.) I’m going to suggest something that you may [...]

Cookbook Review and Giveaway: Guy Fieri Food

I was recently contacted to review Guy Fieri’s newest book, Guy Fieri Food: Cookin’ it, Livin’it, Lovin’it. Now the only thing I know about Guy Fieri is that he has crazy blond spiky hair and I’ve seen him on commercials for TGIFriday’s and for a gameshow on network TV. Knowing only these things, I was [...]

Weeknight Dinner: Red Lentil Soup

This was devoured before I could take a photo of the finished soup–on three separate occasions. This one is popular with everyone in my family, from husband down to infant. There aren’t many meals with such mass appeal. It is very flavorful, but not spicy (you could easily spice it up before by not seeding [...]

Several Bean Stew with Rosemary Garlic Oil

Another hot, nourishing stew to keep you warm at night. I think you could live off of this stew for weeks at a time and be in perfect health. Veggies, whole grain, and protein from the quinoa and beans make it delicous and super-nutritious. The rosemary garlic olive oil gives it a luxurious flavor and [...]