Tag Archives: beans

“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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Leftover lamb, semolina with bay, and cranberry beans; cooked carrots – 10 May 2017

Leftovers tonight. I cooked up the one cup of cranberry beans resulting from D’s shelling adventures a day or two ago, using the Bertolli recipe. While I took a shower, he got all the rest of the lamb off 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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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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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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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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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; Brussels sprouts – 18 December 2014

This hearty soup is from a restaurant in Michigan. Our friends from East Lansing sent us the cookbook, which we enjoy.  Here is my version of the soup, with original in brackets if it differs. Pick over and wash 1 … Continue reading

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Catfish with rub; rices and beans; green beans – 22 January 2014

So, is this “All fish, all the time”? I came home and asked D that question but he said this is the last fish of the series. It was delicious, so we are discussing in future cooking more fish than … Continue reading

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Ropa Vieja; black beans and rice; collards with bacon – 24 August 2013

R found four Riojas at Grocery Outlet, and we decided to taste them all with a meal of ropa vieja. I looked around the web for recipes, and found one on About.com that was apparently well received, and had an … Continue reading

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Dinner at Chez Panisse – 5 November 2011

R turned forty on the 5th, and, true to tradition, we celebrated by taking him and E to Chez Panisse. This was truly an exceptional dinner. I’m starting with the official “dinner shot”, though it was the third course. It … Continue reading

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21 October 2010 – Potato soup; bean bruschetta

D invented a most excellent potato soup. He modeled it on a butternut squash soup I learned to make from the chefs at Pizzaiolo, who kindly just told me how to do it when I asked. D cut up a … Continue reading

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