Category Archives: Legumes

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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“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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Tarragon potato salad; favas; cheese – 12 May 2017

D & R were out till 6 getting ready for the market in the (early!) morning, then busy till almost 8 worrying the catch on one of the truck doors, which declined to open when asked. Not a good thing. … Continue reading

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Cranberry bean and kale soup with anchovy crust – 4 January 2017

It was rainy and miserable looking out, and rather cold (for here) so I wanted to make a soup. Went through my list of soups we have made and D wanted to do this one, despite the difficulty of putting … Continue reading

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Leftover French lentil salad – 14 January 2016

On Monday the 11th we left half of everything, separately packaged, so we could have this French lentil salad a second time. I added a bit of water to the lentils and stirred them, also salted them with several shakes … Continue reading

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Warm French green lentil salad with pork belly and potatoes – 11 January 2016

I had my eye on this recipe from David Tanis’ One Good Dish since I picked it up in the store (and bought it immediately – the book fit the “how we really eat” category perfectly and we love it). … Continue reading

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Hummus with lamb; 10 January 2016

This is a recipe from the Moro cookbook, which I cooked previously and really loved. I made the hummus from dried garbanzos, tahini from the Bowl, garlic crushed in salt, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. The ground lamb is cooked … 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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Spaghetti with fresh heirloom tomato sauce; bruschetta with cranberry beans and mushrooms – 16 September 2014

D found another bag of discounted tomatoes – these, heirlooms – at the Bowl, so he made a pasta sauce with them. He cooked onions and garlic, then added the tomatoes (skinned and chopped) and a lot of basil, presumably … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, dried bread crumbs, and parsley – 15 September 2014

D used up more of the cranberry beans he cooked on Friday for the bruschettae. He heated them in oil with parsley and some bread crumbs he cut from old, dried bread we have lying around. Great pasta!   I … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle with favas and pecorino romano; artichokes – 16 July 2013

I decided last night I needed to use up the fava beans I had bought on the weekend, and D suggested I make a pasta with them. I searched previous blogs and found this dinner by D, where he cooked … Continue reading

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Grilled polenta with black bean salad – 13 June 2013

I made this at least once previously and our notes said we loved it, so I decided to make it again. The bean salad is also perfectly beautiful! It’s a lot of work, but of course, I made it harder … Continue reading

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Chole Palak – Garbanzos with spinach; rice; pitas – 20 May 2013

Addpix An online friend suggested this recipe, and it sounded good so I had to try it. It’s really easy except for getting the spinach clean, and D pointed out that since you’re cooking the spinach down pretty seriously anyway, … Continue reading

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Cannellini bruschetta; ricotta salata with favas; kale – 25 March 2013

Addpix I wanted to use up more of the cannellini beans I cooked up on Saturday, and also more of the favas D bought last week, before they respectively go bad. I decided to make a bruschetta by mashing some … Continue reading

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