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beans & legumes archive

beat the clock: italian minestrone with beans, pasta and chard

I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately, but I’ve pretty much sucked at the documentation part of things. I could tell you about the amazing chicken tortilla soup I made yesterday for lunch or the wonderful spicy pork loin…

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a winning trifecta: tortilla pie

This past week was busy. Not only did I have my own design work and meetings to attend to, but I had to play corporate graphic designer at my old job, filling in for a old collegue on vacation. There…

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hot damn: black bean pumpkin soup

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you’re probably aware that I am a huge soup lover and my dear husband is not. But I’ve recently discovered a way for my picky husband to finish a bowl (or sometimes…

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35 days in europe and all i got is a bowl full of lentils: apple, red onion and lentil salad

It’s pretty difficult to recap such a tremendous vacation…a very incredible, exciting and best-vacation-ever kind of vacation (35 days worth of photos have been uploaded onto flickr, in case you are interested) into some kind of meaningful post. I’m afraid…

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rainbow chard & lady peas

Last week it was all “heat wave” and “sunshine” and now it’s back to grey skies and threats of rain. Whatever, I’m going with the flow. I’ve got my head in the clouds anyway. Cornelius and I are planning a…

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salad days: southwest bean & pasta salad

One of the qualities that my husband admires in me is my resourcefulness. He thinks I have the ability to turn what seems like nothing into something wonderful. I hate being wasteful and I’m thrifty by nature, so being resourceful…

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the magical fruit: pineapple baked beans

When I was a kid I loved eating baked beans from a can. They had to be the kind that contained maple syrup and I’d definitely pick over that 1 gigantic fatty piece of bacon that seemed to mutate from…

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recovery: black bean soup with ham

Dealing with a small electrial fire, electrians, and finding a new place to live really caught me off guard and into the waiting arms of a big bad sickness. I hate being sick and having this flu was the absolute…

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