Category Archives: Legume Recipes

Corn Avocado Salad, Tomato, Black Eyed Peas and Four-Minute Corn on the Cob

Husking fresh corn for corn salad says summer is here, the crops are in, and the food we wait all year for is ready to go. While we here  in the Nashville area don’t grow our own avocados, we do … Continue reading

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Maple Bourbon Baked Butter Beans from Retro Rose

Fancy pants me invites my girlfriends for dinner one night, thinking I might wow them with this chocolate cake. I can’t remember what I actually made, but I do remember that the hit of the night was Retro Rose’s baked … Continue reading

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Open Face Sandwich of Bangers and Lentil Mash, Pineapple Sage, Tabasco Mayonnaise

Bangers and Lentil Mash Sandwich is hearty and flavorful piled on top of grilled crusty sour dough with spicy tabasco sauce and only needs a cold beer for perfection. How in the world did I come up with Bangers and … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Minestrone Soup and Cast Iron Dutch Ovens

Quick and Easy Minestrone Soup is for the person who doesn’t want canned soup, but doesn’t have six hours either. This is the minestrone equivalent to this quick version of chicken noodle soup. This may not be minestrone soup that … Continue reading

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Doug’s Five Minute, Five Hour, Five Bean Chili

Doug’s  Five Minute, Five Hour, Five Bean Chili  makes me think of something Mulan told Belle in the series “Once Upon a Time” convincing her that she could kill a scary monster. “I never thought I could fight for anything … Continue reading

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Tuscan White Bean Bruschetta with Crispy Kale and Prosciutto

Continuing down the bean path, I am reminiscing about a trip we once took to Tuscany. We ended up eating lunch one day at a small outdoor cafe in the middle of nowhere in a town called Volpaia. No one … Continue reading

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Crostini with Edamame Avocado Spread

Edamame, olive oil, lime, nori sea salt and avocado on Italian toast is going to be my appetizer of choice this Sunday. I love Super Bowl Sunday. It’s the first serious feast since the New Year and a great time … Continue reading

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Soup for Winter. Snowcap Heirloom Beans with Shrimp, Green Olives, and Lime with Homemade Corn Tortillas

I keep meaning to write about our most recent trip to Napa that once again enhanced my culinary life, making it just a little better, just a bit more exciting. When I go to Napa, I equally enjoy the food … Continue reading

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Christmas Lima Bean and Celery Soup with Olives and Lemon Garnish

When I was in Napa last month, I got to visit two stores that I had a hard time leaving. One was a kitchen store that has everything you could ever need and it’s so retro, they even write out … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Radicchio with Warm Bean Salad

This is a simple salad to kick off the March schedule of Cooking Italy. What I love the most about this group of home cooks is our google group. Not only do we discuss the ingredients that sometimes are not … Continue reading

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White Bean Chili, Buttermilk Cornbread Keeps Up the Pace

Pace Picante Sauce sent me two jars of picante sauce. I agreed to try both jars, and give my honest opinion and create a worthy recipe. One reason that I agreed to this is that I never had used Pace … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Ebogoné–Cranberry Beans, Sage, & Rosemary Bring a Big Smile to the Fall

I have mood swings when it comes to herbs. If you noticed my summer fare, you saw a lot of basil, parsley and thyme. Thyme is my summer go to herb for just about everything that isn’t tomato based. But … Continue reading

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South Beach Fresh Start Brunch

I named this South Beach Fresh Start Brunch for many reasons. It could easily be a part of the famous South Beach Diet, high in fiber, protein and no bread. It has the right complex carbs that are sanctioned and … Continue reading

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Bean Soup with Bacon and Crunchy Rice

This might be the best bean soup you have ever eaten because there is a surprise crunch that packs big flavor. This is an Italian inspired bean soup. You can be sure of that. Cannellini beans, arborio rice, pecorino cheese, … Continue reading

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