Tag Archives: beans

Turkey enchiladas with spicy beans. 1/14/23

The plan originally was to make chicken enchiladas. I thought I had two packs of rotisserie chicken in the freezer but I did not. While pulling out everything in the freezer looking for the chicken we came across two frozen … Continue reading

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Tilapia tacos with spicy black beans. 12/3/22

John pan roasted the fish and I made the beans with yellow bell and jalapeƱo peppers, onions, and garlic spiced up with Tabasco sauce, cumin, and chipotle powder. The garnishes were avocado crema and yogurt. We warmed the tortillas in … Continue reading

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Kale and white bean stew. 12/2/22

We made this dish once in 2021 and I was not a total fan. It was merely okay. Obviously I had forgotten that I did not really care for it when I suggested it this week as one of our … Continue reading

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Cannellini beans with tuna. 8/16/22

It is hard to know exactly what the temperature is going to be where we live. The San Francisco Bay Area is made up of many micro climates. It can be 105F 35 miles inland where we live and under … Continue reading

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Grilled portobello with 2-bean vegetable salad 5/13/22

If you are trying to eat more plant-based meals, grilling a portobello mushroom instead of a meat burger is a great substitution. John marinated the mushrooms in no fat Italian salad dressing and balsamic vinegar and sprinkled on some garlic … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas and spicy black beans 5/5/22

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo we made chicken enchiladas and spicy black beans. Our method is pretty simple. Buy a jar of salsa verde, corn tortillas, feta cheese, and rotisserie chicken. Shred the chicken. Put a layer of salsa … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Fusilli with cannellini beans, mushrooms, broccoli. 12/11/21

Oh no, the chicken did not thaw!! Chicken parmesan is definitely not happening tonight. Quickly we came up with a Plan B. I had used some cannellini beans in my lunch salad so they were at the ready, the refrigerator … Continue reading

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Spicy black bean cakes with roasted veg. 5/24/21

This was a new recipe for us on Meatless Monday. I have adapted the recipe and added our tweaks below. John and I have never made a veggie patty before and we were pleased with how they came out. Usually … Continue reading

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BFD Mexican influenced Breakfast for Dinner. 1/3/21

I am thinking that I might continue the ethnic theme for these BFDs, at least for a while. I can imagine doing an Indian inspired or Chinese inspired take on my egg-based dishes. Keeping meals interesting as well as colorful … Continue reading

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