Tag Archives: beans

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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BFD – Breakfast For Dinner. 12/27/20

Ah, BFD, so easy but often so dull. I decided to load my plate with color tonight. They say you eat with your eyes first. When it comes to eating, I will do it any way can! Bright yellow eggs, … Continue reading

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Vegan/vegetarian chili. 10/2-3/20

Unfortunately this chili looks better than it tastes. I tried a new recipe and the spices turned out gritty. The instructions had me putting them in too late in the cooking. They needed to be added with the oil towards … Continue reading

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Pinto bean tacos with spicy tomato rice (vegan). 8/22/20

Our taco meal was surprisingly filling and satisfying. The canned pinto beans were cooked with onion, garlic, Serrano chile, and cumin. The beans went into stovetop toasted corn tortillas and then garnished with salsa, cabbage, and cilantro. One of our … Continue reading

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