Better 3-Bean Salad

Fresher, with a few extras and a sweet vinaigrette - elevate this delicious salad, to make year round...if you like!...more

Baked Beans

Spicy Green Beans

This is a great way to dress up green beans but really it could be used on any veggie you’d like. I made this for Mike and his family and it was well received. With that said, I added too much of the chili flakes (see notes) and needless to say, we drank a lot of water that night! Really though, I choose to believe I was doing everyone a favour because A) water is good for you and B) spicy food speeds up your metabolism; enjoy!

Creamy Vegan Coleslaw with Bean Mayonnaise

Did you know that cabbage is ridiculously good for you?If you did, you get a gold star! If not, read on. I promise you’ll like where this is going.It…...more

Black Eye Pea Fritters ( Akara in Nigeria or Acaraje in Brazil )

World Cup fever is everywhere……you cannot escape it, even a football ignorant person like me!!! Growing up, I watched a lot of cricket and tennis. While cricket now is no longer on my must watch list, tennis is still quite prominent. V and N however really enjoy football or soccer as its known here. So we have been watching a few matches and I have to say that I still don’t understand many of the rules….I however enjoyed myself thoroughly!!!...more

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip is an excellent alternative to fatty dips which are often served at parties. It is tasty, filling and good for your health. If you serve it with some fresh vegetables, it can be a great afternoon snack for the whole family. Black beans are full of proteins and fiber and also low in carbohydrates. That makes them a great dish for diabatics and everybody else on a low-carb diet. Bean dip is suitable for vegans and vegetarians alike. It consists of cooked black beans, ketchup, garlic, olive oil, lemon or lime juice, ground cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt....more

White bean dip with cherry tomatoes, feta & basil

Unlike some of the other creations I've whipped up for this blog so far, this white bean dip is a dish I've been making for years and years. It also happens to be the first recipe I've resurrected from my old blog and re-shot with my new lens and somewhat improved photography/food styling skills....more

Red Beans and Rice

“You know when sometimes you meet someone so beautiful — and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later they're as dull as a brick; but then there's other people. And you meet them and you think, "Not bad, they're okay," and when you get to know them ......more

Ham and Beans {Slow-cooker} and Beans Winter is almost over and Spring is upon us.  So, I thought I would post one more cozy winter recipe in our last few days of winter.  I make my recipe for Slow Cooker Pinto Beans (EF, DF, GF) often.  One of the times I was picking up ...more

Black Bean Soup with Potatoes and Bacon

Hearty, thick and delicious – black beans with roasted red potatoes and sweet red peppers, fragrant garlic and bacon simmering in a vegetable broth and slow cooked to tender perfection.  ...more