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White Bean Pesto Soup

Happy New Year! For my first post of 2013 I wanted to feature something healthy, simple and filling, Since soups is my most popular recipe category I thought it would be a great way to kick off a healthy 2013. It is such a fun way to experiment will all kinds of healthy, delicious ingredients. I especially love soup in the winter, it’s  a perfect cold weather meal. This soup came together on Sunday afternoon as we were decorating our Christmas tree. I wanted something simple and healthy that could last a few days. I soaked some white beans and then added some other things I had on hand. This [...]

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Jamaican Red Beans and Rice

Hey all! I recently became aware of an issue with my RSS feed when I migrated from Blogger to WordPress. Turns out, if you previously subscribed, you won’t be getting my updates. In order to continue hearing from me, just unsubscribe and then resubscribe to my feed. I apologize for the inconvienence. I wish I could understand half this tech stuff, but I really have no clue what I’m talking about. And now onto the recipe… Called “rice and peas” in Jamaica, this creamy, comforting dish is the perfect compliment to the fiery jerk chicken with scotch bonnet sauce I made this weekend. In addition to being super simple, it’s [...]

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Black Eyed Pea Salad

My favorite part of my local Whole Foods is the bulk section. Dozens and dozens of different grains, beans, nuts and lot of other delicious things. The prices are good and the selection is amazing. Every week I stock up on some new things that I store in mason jars. This week, I decided to give black eyed peas a whirl. I knew they are traditionally prepared in southern cooking, but I wanted to put a fresh and healthy spin on these. Using the rest of my farmer’s market haul, I decided to throw together a fresh and healthy salad to highlight this wonderful legume. Black eyed peas are low [...]

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Bean Salad with Radish and Fennel

I had another extremely fruitful Saturday at the farmer’s market. There were a ton of amazing new things to try. Between the fresh bagels, boxes of strawberries, and mini whoopie pies, my head was spinning. Luckily I was able to pick up a bunch of yummy things. After the farmer’s market, I hit Sherman Market to pick up a few extras and stumbled upon a display of Baer’s Best Beans. These heirloom beans are grown locally in Massachusetts and Maine by a small farmer who wanted to bring local beans back to Beantown. I grabbed a bag of Boston Roman beans and decided to use some of my farmer’s market [...]

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Baked Cattle Beans and a Giveaway!!!

I can’t believe it’s almost Memorial Day. The official start of summer!!! This is exciting for a number of reasons, mainly lots and lots of great cookouts to host and attend. I am also thrilled that my grandparents are coming to visit this weekend from Texas. I am always excited to see them and I have lots of great recipes planned for the weekend’s festivities. I will absolutely be bringing these baked beans along to every cookout this summer. Craig is constantly requesting baked beans, so I had to finally oblige. I used some gorgeous cattle beans, which are also called trout beans. Cattle beans are plump, red and white [...]

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Mexican Rice Salad

Now that the weather is nice, we are grilling more and more. It’s so nice to kick back after a long week with a beer outside in our backyard. If bribed with peanut butter, Archer will even sit quietly out there with us. I wanted to create a low maintenance side dish that would pair well with all sorts of grilled goodies. I adore wild rice and decided to dress it up with some healthy Mexican flavors. Black beans, corn, pepper and carrots all combine for a filling and tasty salad. Packed with filling protein and fiber, this can easily be a great main dish or a side. This recipe [...]

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