Harissa white bean stew with turmeric yogurt. 2/15/22

Harissa white bean stew with turmeric yogurt served over raw kale and a cauliflower white rice mix

Although this looks super interesting on my plate, we miscalculated proportions and ended up with an overly spiced bitter dinner. How did this happen? We decided that two cans of beans would be equal to one pound of dried beans so we kept the sauce as originally written and just added two cans of cannellini beans. The flavor of the harissa was over powering! Too late I looked up the fact that 3 1/2 to 4 cans of beans equals one pound dried.

We have leftovers so today we will add an additional can of beans and see if that helps. I am thinking of adding pinto beans since they have kind of a sweet flavor. We plan on having the rest of it as lunches.

It seems like every other day I am making a bowl of something that I start off with a base of raw kale. I really like the taste and volume of it which makes my dinner seem larger. Plus kale contains fiber, antioxidants, calcium, vitamins C and K, iron, and a wide range of other nutrients. What’s not to like?

As usual I augment my 1/2 cup of white rice with an equal portion of cauliflower rice. It still has the flavor and texture of rice for half the calories.

If you are interested in trying this dish the recipe can be found on the Food and Wine website. For a vegan dish omit turmeric yogurt or use non-dairy yogurt.

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