Category Archives: Beans

Spaghetti with cannellini, onions, sundried tomatoes and parsley – 2 April 2018

Oh Argh. Writing this [finally (and ironically) in the time I have to spare b/c the internet is down and we don’t have extra minutes to spare on the cell phone data plan] on the 16th, and I remember this … Continue reading

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Reheated Common Grill black bean soup with salsa, avocados, and sour cream; Brussels sprouts – 2 February 2018

Well, if the groundhog had been out here, he sure would have seen his shadow. Taken off his fur coat to boot. A lovely spring day, sunny and warm. Probably in the low 70s (though the interior of the house … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; Brussels sprouts – 30 January 2018

To use up what was about 6.4 oz but should (per the recipe) have been 8 oz of remaining Niman Ranch ham – from a 3/4″ or so thick round slice that was a pound – well, I said I’ll … Continue reading

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Dinner at Juan’s for the heck of it – 29 January 2018

We couldn’t decide on dinner and nothing obvious was lying around. So we did a workout walk/weights in the early dark, then shower, then walked over to Juan’s. I ordered a half serving of chile rellenos (chile relleno, I guess) … Continue reading

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Fresh cranberry beans cooked in piperade and topped with an egg – 13 January 2018

Finally writing this up on the 22nd. D wanted to have this again – he’s become a piperade addict, and was already totally into fresh cranberry beans. We don’t have it quite right yet, but it’s worth perfecting. The recipe … Continue reading

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Soup with capon stock, updated with sausage; salad – 4 January 2018

D wanted to add salsicce secche to his soup from Tuesday the 2nd, so that was dinner tonight, which finished up the soup. Last time (2 days ago) he served out all of the penne he had added, b/c he … Continue reading

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Bean/veggie/penne soup from Christmas capon stock – 2 January 2018

After boiling and reboiling this stock a few times, D finally made it into a soup, and an excellent soup it was! Here are the beans being checked for untoward inclusions: We tried to use up tiny quantities of old … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh cranberry beans; salad – 15 October 2017

D cooked this delicious dinner. He used most of the remaining cranberry beans that we cooked last week (with garlic cloves, rosemary, and salt in the water) and heated them in olive oil, adding marjoram and Greek oregano from the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Italian sausage, sundried tomatoes, onion, and herbs; pear and walnut salad – 2 October 2017

I picked up a packet of four Italian sausages from Christopher Lee yesterday, and, since we had dinner planned for that night, tonight was the night for one of his sausages. We decided to make a pasta using one sausage, … Continue reading

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Bruschettae with beans, and with tomatoes and basil; pasta with parmaggiano; baby bok choi – 29 September 2017

I was sort of going to make ravioli tonight, but just got too unmotivated to go to the Bowl for spinach and go through that whole process by myself. We had cooked fresh cranberry beans that wanted eating, and the … Continue reading

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“Three Sisters” grilled vegetable salad with cranberry beans, from Mitsitam – 1 July 2017

D suddenly got out a couple of cookbooks the other day b/c he wanted to explore some new recipes. One was the Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook from the National Museum of the American Indian. This is the first new recipe he’s … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; kale – 7 April 2017

Rainy and cold, so I suggested we make a soup. We had planned on nachos soon, so buying salsa and sour cream worked for both that and this soup. I made the soup, changing only a couple things from the … Continue reading

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Leftover Common Grill black bean soup – 19 January 2016

We had leftover soup and leftover lentil salad ingredients. Asked to choose, D decided he felt like soup, so we had this. We just reheated the soup and topped with sour cream and La Cascada fresh salsa (mild version).Also had … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; kale – 16 January 2016

This is a delicious soup and great for this rainy, cold (California version) weather.  I wrote it up in some detail here. Changes are: I settled on 1Tbsp plus 1 tsp salt, and that was great. Used Niman Ranch applewood … Continue reading

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“Janet’s Chili”; green beans – 24 December 2015

I made our usual Christmas Eve dinner of chili, which simmers for 3 hours, so is great for pre-prep for a busy evening. Brown one chopped onion and 1 1/2 pounds hamburger, remove grease, add 28 oz tomatoes (chop if … Continue reading

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Cranberry beans with prosciutto; persimmon and walnut salad – 2 November 2015

I bought some of this delicate lettuce — what’s it called… galisse? – from Blue Heron at the Saturday market, and a Fuyu persimmon to make a salad. Tonight I finally managed to fix it. I used most of the … Continue reading

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Speck; green beans – 10 August 2015

Wow, we’re both tired out tonight! D worked hard on the new studio all day, and I struggled on the phone with multiple error-prone organizations – more burnt out than physically tired, to be sure. Fortunately had planned a pretty … Continue reading

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Rice with eggplant, peanuts and garlic; broccolini – 9 August 2015

D had a plan to use up the extra rice I cooked when I made the rice and herb salad the other day. It was long grain brown rice, about half of the amount from 1 cup of uncooked rice. … Continue reading

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Millet and bean salad with tomatoes and basil; zucchini and yellow squash – 27 June 2015

D and a discussed the need to use the rest of the millet from the ratatoille dinner, and also to use basil, so obviously I googled “millet basil.” I got a recipe that we could mimic, though in fact we … Continue reading

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Ratatoille; bruschetta with cannellini beans – 26 July 2015

[eta: Yikes, WP says this is the 1200th post in this blog! When I fill in more from this spring it will be farther than that numerically, but for now, it’s a bit of a landmark :)] Well, used up … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cannellini beans, arugula, and bread crumbs; salad with farmers’ market tomato – 25 June 2015

D said he would cook this nifty pasta but he and R discovered a problem with designing electrical conduit, and by the time they came up with a solution it was 8:30! Meanwhile, I prepped the arugula for the pasta, … Continue reading

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Cold cannellini beans and piperade, after having lunch at Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen – 24 June 2015

D and I went to the Napa valley today, where he had an art consultation at 11. He dropped me at V. Sattui, where I enjoyed tasting wines. I hoped to run over to Dean and DeLuca across route 29, … Continue reading

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Cannellini and prosciutto salad (aka “speck”); prosciutto-wrapped figs; green beans – 21 June 2015

A 12-picture day! – lots of memorable food, including a Father’s Day treat from R, of course. I have a semi-choreographed ballet of ingredients-to-use-up, of which dinner was a part, but I can never keep all the elements of it … Continue reading

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Fresh cranberry beans cooked in piperade; corn on the cob – 20 June 2015

This is after a recipe in Pintxos by Gerard Hirigoyen. I used fresh cranberry beans instead of dried beans, and made some other revisions based on what we had around. It turned out to be a delicious meal! I had … Continue reading

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Moros y Cristianos; broccoli; carrots – 26 December 2014

Mom and Brother B liked this when D&R made it for them last February, and when I made a simplified (more likely to be made) version in May. I didn’t post that one, I see. Here is the version I … Continue reading

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