Cooking Beans

Cook with what you have sounds nice but what should/would you like to have on hand? This is a fun and complex question. I’m going to tackle a small fragment of this question today. I’m going to talk about beans, white beans, and cooking them at home. A quick side note about dry beans. Here in the Portland area we are lucky to have a couple of very local sources of dried beans. Ayers Creek Farm sells their beans at...... Read more »

Recipes

...Curry Summer Squash Soup Italian Lentil and Rice Stew Leek and Green Garlic Soup Spring Soup with Herbs and Grains The Best Soup Turnip and Turnip Greens Soup Red Lentil and Winter Squash Dal White Beans, Roasted Tomatoes, Spicy Sausage Zuppa Bastarda (Black Bean Soup over bread with pesto)   Beans   Cooking Beans Barley Lentil Soup with Green Garlic and Parsley Bean, Herb and Cheese Quesadilla Bean and Egg Burrito w... Read more »

It's a Wonder We Make it Through the Day!

...cholesterol and how to best nourish him and us all.   I have no perfect answers. Stress doesn’t help so taking short cuts is important too. My years of cooking with or just assembling basic pantry items does help me get through days like yesterday without having to order take-out (extra $ plus extra time) and I’m committed to sharing more ways to nourish ourselves when there’s no time for chopping herbs and washing lettu... Read more »

Cooking Beans

Cook with what you have sounds nice but what should/would you like to have on hand? This is a fun and complex question. I’m going to tackle a small fragment of this question today. I’m going to talk about beans, white beans, and cooking them at home. A quick side note about dry beans. Here in the Portland area we are lucky to have a couple of very local sources of dried beans. Ayers Creek Farm sells their beans at…

Recipes

…Curry Summer Squash Soup Italian Lentil and Rice Stew Leek and Green Garlic Soup Spring Soup with Herbs and Grains The Best Soup Turnip and Turnip Greens Soup Red Lentil and Winter Squash Dal White Beans, Roasted Tomatoes, Spicy Sausage Zuppa Bastarda (Black Bean Soup over bread with pesto)   Beans   Cooking Beans Barley Lentil Soup with Green Garlic and Parsley Bean, Herb and Cheese Quesadilla Bean and Egg Burrito with Greens Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich Chickpeas and Cauliflower…

It’s a Wonder We Make it Through the Day!

…cholesterol and how to best nourish him and us all.   I have no perfect answers. Stress doesn’t help so taking short cuts is important too. My years of cooking with or just assembling basic pantry items does help me get through days like yesterday without having to order take-out (extra $ plus extra time) and I’m committed to sharing more ways to nourish ourselves when there’s no time for chopping herbs and washing lettuce and cooking beans.    …