Mom's Most AWESOME Bean Salad!

Mom's bean salad is SO GOOD!!!  Every other bean salad I've had is really not good at all.  It's so good, in fact, my kids beg me to make it! RECIPE Get all your ingredients tog...more

I love my…rice cooker!

As I’ve posted before, I read one post on The Front Burner about the versatility of rice cookers and I was sold. I purchased this baby immediately. I’ve made Azuki beans...more

Charro Beans!

 **Please note: all food posts are from my previous blog The Flexitarian Kitchen. I've kept them here because... well, they're good recipes. And it's late. And I'm tired of adjusting my settings. Think of these recipes as the free prize in the bottom of the cereal box!As I post this, I realize... the last recipe I posted was bean-based.Oh no.Well... heck....more

QuickByte Friday--Foodie Mommie's Roasted Garbanzo Beans, my lovelies! Okay, so I guess I really slacked off this week, since I missed my mid-week post and am still piggybacking off other bloggers for today's post. What can I say? In my other life, I am implementing a new system that will help our office go more paperless and be more e-flexible in how we do business. Yes, trees everywhere just breathed a deep sigh of relief!...more

Nachos - the Fresh, Homemade Way

The Souper Nachos - Quick and Easy What you will need: Baking Dish (9 X 11), a bag or two of your favorite tortilla chips, chunk of fresh cheese to grate (mix two kinds of cheese for even better flavor). Grating fresh cheese is best for flavor, but for convenience shredded cheese is an option. Note: salsa can be a layer as well or served after the baking with the Nachos. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Layer the ingredients above beginning with first layer of tortilla chips. Repeat until last (top) layer is cheese....more

Fall Food: White Bean Soup with Spinach and Meatless Chicken

As I write this, it’s 65-ish degrees here in Los Angeles.  It's soup weather!...more

My Summer Succotash Recipe

My Summer Succotash Recipe The summer harvest is well underway! CSA deliveries have been robust and full of summer goodies like squash, sweet corn, herbs, peppers, tomatoes, beans, melons, and more! One of my favorite ways to use a whole hodgepodge of them is to chop them up and saute them into a fresh succotash....more

Autumn Beans Recipe

Autumn Beans8 slices bacon, chopped1/4 cup minced onion1 cup apple cider2 (16 ounce) cans baked beans, undrained1/4 cup raisins1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamonDIRECTIONSIn a skillet, lightly fry bacon. Remove to paper towel to drain....more

HOW TO: Sprout Beans

AshaB I totally thought that sprouting things was  way more trouble than it was worth, but it’s actually super easy and way gratifying! It’s like having a jar full of new babies every three days, except these are edible babies. You need four things: 1. glass mason jar 2. stainless steel sprouting screen (which you can make at home or buy precut…if you make it just make sure you buy a screen that your beans can’t fall through) 3. dry beans to sprout (mung, lentil, adzuki) (I used a mixture) 4. water!...more

Red Beans and Rice

 Something that is a major factor in my cooking and menu is cost.  I live on a budget and am always having to find new ways to feed my family.  In the grocery store, one of the cheapest meals you can find are those bags of dried beans and lentils.  My pantry always has these little bags.  One of those tiny bags will easily turn into one HUGE meal or several regular-sized meals.  Beans are also super super healthy for you…until that is you turn them into Beans and Rice My Way.  That’s okay, though.  It’s really tasty and that means a whole lot sometimes. ...more