Here’s a simple recipe for browned white beans. Make these as a side dish, or serve them over grains with a dollop of yogurt for a light, healthy main course. I like making these with a large variety of white bean, such as the gigante or large butter bean, because they’re easy to flip so you can brown both sides. The beans should be mostly dry when you’re ready to start cooking.tags: sides beans sauté more
The sweetness comes from roasted sweet potatoes, coconut oil, vanilla, and cinnamon. There’s no sugar in the pancakes, and they are gluten-free, so the taste of the maple syrup poured over them at the end can really shine through. Give them a try!tags: breakfast potatoes griddle more
As a rule, turmeric works well with in Indian recipes. Here is a simple recipe for red lentil soup flavored with turmeric. Put a different spin on this soup by adding a cup of chopped fresh vegetables, a few handfuls of leafy greens such as spinach, or a cup of a cooked grain like rice or quinoa.tags: soups and stoups beans simmer more
Mung beans make a great addition to your pantry, and here’s the main reason: they cook much faster than most other beans! Boil whole mung beans in water and they’re ready to eat in about 45 minutes. Split mung beans, which have the outer skin removed and are yellow, take only 20-30 minutes to cook. That means that you can throw a handful of grains like quinoa, rice, or rolled oats in with the beans, take your time chopping up vegetables like carrots, broccoli, and kale, and then throw them into the pot for the last 10 minutes of cooking. Voila, you have a flavorful, nutritionally balanced soup, and you probably had time for a glass of wine and a phone call, too.tags: soups and stoups beans simmer more
These cookies are a combination of everything delicious about seasonal holiday desserts, including chocolate, cinnamon, brown sugar, and pumpkin. The cookies are very easy to make. They are classic chocolate chip cookies with a twist, namely, pumpkin pie spices and squash puree. They have a subtle orange hue, a mild pumpkin taste, and a hearty texture that’s both crunchy and bready.tags: desserts bake more
Classic Italian meatballs get a boost of fat and flavor from grated Parmesan, while breadcrumbs make the texture fluffy. And who doesn’t love them? Juicy, plump, and aromatic, little parcels of ground meat bubbling away in a rich sauce are irresistible.
Although I’ve always associated meatballs with Italy, it turns out that people throughout the world have their own version of this savory delicacy. From Turkey to India to Sweden to Iran, you’ll find delicious variations, many of which use no bread or cheese.tags: appetizers dinner rice, grains and breads beef poultry braise simmer more
Truly Tasty Tofu Burgers!
I’m always in search of a good veggie burger that’s firm and chewy, with lots of flavor, and I like this recipe because the texture of the burgers is very, well, burger-like! It’s also really easy, and there’s lots of room for variation.tags: lunch burgers rice, grains and breads tofu sauté more
I was inspired to make this dessert by my sister-in law Joy, an excellent cook, who made it for us a few weekends ago. When I walked into her house, the kitchen smelled like apple pie, but Joy was making baked apples. She served them up with plenty of the delicious pan juice, and I couldn’t get over how satisfying and creamy they tasted. I topped mine with a dollop of almond butter, and the combination of flavors tasted remarkably like apple pie.tags: desserts fruit bake more