Tag Archive: Beans

Packed Lunch: Rice & Bean Bowl

I’m one of those people at the office who brings in lunch every day. The same lunch every single day. The Huffington Post wrote an article about us. Sure packing a lunch every day can get tiresome, but it’s cheaper and healthier to do it yourself. It’s hard to argue with that. If you’re on…

Cowboy Caviar

My favorite recipes all have two things in common: They’re easy and they’re delicious. This one’s both. This dip’s about as easy as it comes. There’s no cooking or processing. Just mix all the ingredients and voila! (Or whatever the Mexican equivalent of voila is.) Make sure to soak the onions before adding them to…

Healthy Black Bean Quesadilla

The saddest thing about moving to a new city besides leaving behind friends and family is always leaving behind good restaurants. There are always a few dished you just can’t find anywhere else and you don’t know what to do about it. Last time I was in Providence I had huevos rancheros with a black…

7 Favorite Summer Recipes

Summer is an appetite killer. I can’t be the only one who has a hard time being creative in the kitchen and thinking of perfect flavors to mix for dinner when it’s 90 degrees outside and humid. I’d rather take out the ice cream and call it a night. Mashed potatoes and gravy aside, there…

Black Bean Mole Sauce

Every now and then I find an old recipe on this  from a couple of years ago, poorly written with even worse photos. Especially when it’s one I loved I’m always tempted to make it again and give it the recognition it should have. This recipe’s a one food-processor wonder. The ingredient list is a…

3 Favorite Dips

The funny thing about being a food blogger is that you make recipes for 4 or 8 or 12 and sometimes end up eating them all by yourself. That’s not a problem when the recipe’s good at least. All of these dips I can say I’ve eaten half to entire portions of(not in one sitting……

Vegetarian Buffalo Chicken Dip

I’ve never been a vegetarian who claims he doesn’t miss certain food. I used to love buffalo chicken dip; what’s a Superbowl party without it? This year I finally got fed up with being dip-less and decided to make my own. Too often the impulse for making meat-free dishes is to reach for something with…

Caramelized Onion and Balsamic Vinegar Bean Salad

I really love baked beans. Who doesn’t? What I don’t love is spending hours cooking them in a hot kitchen when it’s already 80 degrees outside. Why can’t people appreciate baked beans more in the winter when we’re all freezing? It’s a mystery. Last week on the 4th I needed a vegetarian dish that could…

Peanut Butter And Barbeque

Peanut butter probably isn’t what you think of when you think of backyard barbeques or baked beans. That doesn’t mean they don’t go together like, well, peanut butter and jelly! Today my fourth recipe goes up on PB&Co.’s All Star Recipe Blog and the theme is Summer grilling. I’m a sucker for slow-cooked homemade baked…

Lightened Up White Sauce

This recipe was one happy accident and a good reminder that not everything that doesn’t turned out as planned isn’t great. I started out trying to make a white bean dip since hummus hasn’t been appetizing at all lately. As soon as I whirled these ingredients in the food processor and tasted it, I could…

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