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Beans/Legumes

Lemony Salmon Fillets with Garbanzo Beans and Swiss Chard

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For many of you, summer lasts only a couple of months. I know you all make the most of those short hot and sunny summer days; And I’m sure sweeting away in the kitchen is not one of your favourite activities this time of year. It certainly isn’t mine. Don’t get me wrong, I still […]

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Bean Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Ancho-Guajillo Chile Sauce for #MeatlessMonday

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So what do you do when you have too many (if that’s possible) poblano peppers and refried beans in your refrigerator? You make bean stuffed peppers! Sometimes when we go grocery shopping I think I forget that we only need food for two. Thankfully hubby and I are pretty good about not wasting food. I’m […]

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Frijoles Refritos: Mexican Refried Beans

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Previously I shared my process for making a pot of Mexican beans, today we are going to turn those beans into frijoles refritos. (In case you missed the recipe please read it here.) First we begin with what the words frijoles refritos actually translate to: The English translation is refried beans, but that is not […]

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Frijoles de Olla: Making A Pot of Traditional Mexican Beans

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Once believed to have originated in Peru, the common bean is now thought to have been first cultivated in what today is called Central Mexico. From there it spread throughout Central and South America before making it’s way to Europe via the Spanish. *  In Mexican cooking there are 3 ever-present ingredients: chiles, corn and […]

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Pintos, Smoky Sausage and Chard Stew Spiced with A Habanero Pepper

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Chilly or cold weather to me means a hearty warm bowl of stew is in order. We’ve had a few chilly days here. Let me clarify, when I say “chilly” I mean temperatures in the low 20°C and upper teens Centigrade; in Fahrenheit that would be a range from mid 70s to 60s. My, my, […]

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Lentils Spiced with Juniper Berries and Topped with Grilled Bavarian Sausage

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Lentils are one of my favorite foods to eat and cook. I know there are many people that don’t care for the taste of lentils. To those people I urged giving lentils a second chance. There are several varieties and all of which can be transformed into comforting and/or exotic dishes. Depending on what spices […]

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Potato and Yellow Split Pea Curry

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**Jan 7 Want to win a copy of my top selling photography ebook? Kristy (The Wicked Noodle) is giving away a copy on Twitter right now. All you have to do is RT her -visit https://twitter.com/thewickednoodle for your chance!** Seven days into the new year and mine is starting off slowly. During the holidays I […]

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