Tag Archives: beans

Leftover grilled chicken thigh over rice, with spicy slaw from lunch at El Tazumal #2 – 12 May 2019

After a most excellent walk at Point Pinole, we drove back a ways to have lunch at El Tazumal 2 in Richmond, which we’d found back last June, and really loved. We had a big lunch – see below – … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with filet beans and tapenade – 8 April 2019

We are celebrating the return of Gaeta olives to Berkeley Bowl with tapenade recipes. D originally found this in the Chez Panisse book Pasta, Pizza, and Calzone, and he makes it a lot. The tapenade is Gaeta olives, anchovies, garlic, … Continue reading

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Defrosted Seven Bean Soup with sour cream – 7 April 2019

Not sure why D didn’t want to cook either his tapenade and filet bean pasta, or his herb omelette with raclette tonight (both of which we have planned on having at an unspecified date), but he suggested instead we just … Continue reading

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Leftover grilled polenta with black bean salad and poblano/cilantro sauce – 1 April 2019

Well, this couldn’t have been easier. I just took the bean salad and the sauce from the fridge, and also the half-tray remaining of polenta, cut the polenta in half and brushed both sides with canola oil (Wesson, I think … Continue reading

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Leftover Common Grill Black Bean Soup – 25 March 2019

D still under the weather. We had planned to have the leftover soup for lunch, but he suggested saving it for dinner, by which time the rains would have returned, and also, he would feel more like getting up and … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; edible-pod peas – 22 March 2019

I wrote up the recipe for this soup here. This time, I made a half-recipe, which is enough for two dinner servings and looks like one lunch, or one more dinner. I used 3 strips of thick-cut Fra’Mani applewood-smoked bacon, … Continue reading

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Sausage; leftover fagioli; grilled zucchini – 4 March 2019

We finished the porchetta last night, but still have a mound of fagioli all’uccelletto. We were not entranced by these, though they are perfectly good food. Probably we should learn more about cooking them. We decided to have a sausage … Continue reading

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Seven Bean Soup for a rainy, windy night – 16 January 2019

D suggested this a day or two in advance, after seeing the NOAA forecast for our area, which included a 100% chance of rain, and breezy weather with strong gusts of wind. Time for the official start of winter, I … Continue reading

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Supercaulifloweristicexpialidocious – 12 December 2018

Wow. Not sure how I found this recipe – probably some ad popup that looked good enough to follow (and, after all, would have said “epicurious” so no doubt worth it). Anyway, it was absolutely scrumptious! The reviews on the … Continue reading

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Mystery Freezer Stuff with added sausage – 13 November 2018

Since I was going to a 3:30 seminar and coming home on the bus, we decided it would be a good idea to see if there was something in the freezer that wanted eating, rather than counting on me to … Continue reading

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Hyacinth bean, potato, and kale soup; grilled, prosciutto-wrapped radicchio – 7 October 2018

We bought these cool-looking beans at the Saturday market 8 days ago, and have just gotten around to cooking them (they were in fine shape). They are called “Hyacinth beans” and are native to Africa, according to Wikipedia; but these … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with shell beans and bread crumbs; tomato-basil bruschetta – 3 October 2018

This worked out well. We had planned for D to use the cooked shell beans (the ones in narrow, whitish/cream skins) for a pasta. Then I remembered I’d actually be home just before dinner, as I was attending the Hitchcock … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca; bruschette with tomatoes and basil, cranberry beans – 23 August 2018

We had decided to make bruschetta with the last of the cranberry beans, and moved a pizza back by a day since there was that nice Acme Italian that we kept out for lunch. Decided to add in bruschetta with … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs; grilled eggplant; marinated roasted red pepper; lunch at El Tazumal – 30 June 2018

We got a $31 (yikes!) Ventoux at The Wine Mine and were going to make a roast pork, which we would have to go buy, and we sort of decided that was too much work. Or partly, that for the … 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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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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Fondue with borrowed fondue pot; roasted asparagus – 12 November 2017

Our SIL L suggested we have the family’s traditional cheese fondue, the recipe brought to our (mutual) late MIL by a Swiss exchange student in the 60s. We were sure our FIL P would really enjoy it. Unfortunately, when D … Continue reading

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Make-Your-Own tacos at a very fun wedding – 11 November 2017

Well, this is why we flew out here. Not the tacos, but the wedding 🙂 It was fun and a bit unorthodox, in keeping with the spirited nature of the couple. Dinner was tacos that you made yourself from a … Continue reading

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Cheese “foccacia” with taleggio; salad with farmers’ market tomatoes – 16 October 2017

The Bowl is trying out selling taleggio, and to encourage them to do that, I bought a couple of packages, totaling about half a pound of cheese, thinking to make this “foccacia,” which is not like any foccacia you’d normally … 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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“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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