Legumes

Farmer Bean Soup

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Kidney, Recipes, Soups | 0 comments

Farmer Bean Soup

1 & 1/2 cups dried red kidney beans 2 carrots, peeled and cut into quarters 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and quartered 1 celery stalks, quartered 6 scallions, green tops only, cut into quarters 1 large sprig rosemary, needles only 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 8 cups broth (veggie or chicken) 1/2 tsp pure salt freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 thinly sliced onion for garnish (optional) a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce or worcester sauce (optional) lime wedges for serving (optional) Soak the beans overnight in cold water. Rinse and drain the beans. Put the beans in a soup...

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Spicy Tomato Lentil Stew

Posted by on Jun 5, 2011 in Legumes, Lentil, Recipes, Stews, Chilis, Curries | 0 comments

Spicy Tomato Lentil Stew

1 cup brown or green lentils 1/4 cup coconut oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 carrots, peeled & chopped 4 cloves garlic, crushed or minced 2 TBSP fresh ginger, grated or finely chopped 28 oz package chopped tomatoes 1 cup broth (veggie or chicken) 1 cup fresh or frozen peas Spice Blend: 2 tsps ground cumin 2 tsps paprika 1 tsp ground fenugreek (optional) 1/2 tsp pure salt 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/4 tsp ground cardamom 1/4 tsp ground coriander 1/8 tsp ground cloves 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper Boil lentils for about 45 minutes or until tender. In large saute pan over medium...

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Easy Black Bean Chili

Posted by on Nov 14, 2010 in Black Bean, Legumes, Recipes, Stews, Chilis, Curries | 2 comments

Easy Black Bean Chili

1/4 cup coconut oil 2 cups chopped onions (one medium to large onion) 2 medium red bell peppers 6 garlic cloves, chopped 2 TBSP chili powder 2 tsp dried oregano 1 & 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 3 cans black beans, drained, 1/2 cup liquid reserved 1 16-ounce can tomato sauce Optional Add-ins: chopped fresh cilantro sour cream grated monterey jack or cheddar cheese chopped green onions Heat oil in large saute pan over medium heat. Add onions, bell peppers, garlic, and sauté until onions soften, about 10 minutes. Mix in chili powder, oregano, cumin, cayenne, and cook 2...

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Easy Curried Lentils

Posted by on Sep 26, 2010 in Legumes, Lentil, Recipes | 0 comments

Easy Curried Lentils

2 to 4 TBSPs butter, ghee, or coconut oil 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp curry powder 1 cup (dry) sprouted lentils (truRoots brand) salt & pepper Add lentils to 3 cups boiling water. Cook for 5 mins, turn off heat, cover w/ lid & let sit for 2 mins. Drain excess liquid. Melt butter in saute pan. Stir in curry & garlic powder until combined, then add drained lentils. Saute for about 5 mins, or until done to your liking. Add salt & pepper to taste. Serves 2 to 4 depending on the...

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Indian Spiced Lentils w/ Kale

Posted by on Jun 9, 2010 in Greens, Legumes, Lentil, Recipes, Vegetables | 0 comments

Indian Spiced Lentils w/ Kale

1 cup lentils (green or brown) 1 tsp pure salt 1 bunch of kale, stems removed and chopped 2 TBSP coconut oil, butter, or ghee 1 heaping tsp ground coriander 1/2 heaping tsp ground cumin 1/2 heaping tsp ground mustard 1/2 heaping tsp hot red pepper flakes 2 garlic cloves minced 2 tsps minced fresh ginger root Bring lentils, 6 cups water, and salt to boil in medium saucepan; boil for 5 mins. Reduce heat; simmer until lentils are tender but still hold their shape, 20 – 25 mins Add kale during the last 5 mins of cooking. Meanwhile, heat oil (or butter) in large skillet over medium...

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Chickpea Patties

Posted by on Jun 9, 2010 in Entrees, Garbanzo, Legumes, Recipes, Veggie Burgers | 0 comments

Chickpea Patties

1 cup dry chickpeas soaked 24 hours 1 cup steel cut oats, soaked 4 – 8 hours 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, ground 1/2 cup whole grain flour (I use teff flour) 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 TBSP tamari/soy sauce 2 TBSP melted butter, coconut oil, or ghee 2 tsps pure salt 1 well beaten large egg Rinse the soaked chickpeas thoroughly. Put the drained chickpeas in a food processor and process until coarsely ground. Drain the oats, add them to the chickpeas & process until combined. Add the remaining ingredients & combine. Tear off 12 square sheets of wax paper. Divide the bean...

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Brown Rice & Adzuki Bean Patties

Posted by on Jun 9, 2010 in Adzuki, Entrees, Legumes, Recipes, Veggie Burgers | 0 comments

Brown Rice & Adzuki Bean Patties

1 & 1/2 TBSP coconut oil 1 & 1/2 cups red onion, roughly chopped 1 cup celery, chopped 3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped (or pressed) 1/4 tsp pure salt freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 cups cooked short grain brown rice 1 can adzuki beans (or black beans) 2 & 1/2 TBSP high quality ketchup (no HFCS !) 2 TBSP good quality BBQ sauce 1 & 1/2 tsp dijon style mustard 1 & 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped 3/4 tsp pure salt 1 & 1/2 cups whole grain breadcrumbs 2 TBSP coconut oil (for frying) Heat the oil In a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, celery,...

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Rice Bean & Cilantro Salad

Posted by on Jun 7, 2010 in Black Bean, Grains (non breakfast), Legumes, Recipes, Rice, Salads, Warm Salads | 0 comments

Rice Bean & Cilantro Salad

For the Rice 1 cup Lundberg wehani brown rice 2 cups of water 1 TBSP coconut oil or butter (optional) 1/2 tsp pure salt (optional) For the Vegetables 1 can black beans 1 & 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 scallion, diced LOTS of fresh cilantro! 1 garlic clove, minced juice of 1 lime (about 2 – 3 TBSP) 1 & 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp pure salt Combine rice, water, oil and salt in a small pot. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 45 mins. Remove from heat (still covered) and let sit for 10 mins. Fluff with fork, then mix together with the rest of the...

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Greens Beans & Shells

Posted by on Jun 6, 2010 in Brothy w/ Beans, Cannellini/Great Northern, Greens, Legumes, Pasta, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Vegetables | 0 comments

Greens Beans & Shells

butter, ghee, or extra virgin olive oil garlic (6 – 8 cloves), chopped crushed red pepper (optional) 11 oz spinach (more or less) 2 cans cannellini beans 32 oz vegetable broth pure salt & pepper 1 pound medium whole grain shells Cook pasta. Saute garlic in olive oil until lightly browned. Shake in some crushed red pepper if using. Add spinach & saute until wilted (just a few mins). Add beans & vegetable broth & stir until heated through. Toss in cooked pasta & serve. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE...

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Lentils in Onion Gravy

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Legumes, Lentil, Recipes | 0 comments

Lentils in Onion Gravy

1 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced or crushed 1 tsp curry powder 1/2 tsp ground cardamom 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/ tsp ground cumin 1/8 tsp cayenne 1 & 1/2 cups water 1 cup brown lentils 1 tsp pure salt Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion & garlic, cover, & cook until softened, 5 mins. Uncover, stir in the curry powder, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin & cayenne & cook just a few minutes longer, stirring to coat the onion & garlic w/ the spices. Stir in the water, lentils, &...

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Chipotle Corn & Black Bean Soup

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Black Bean, Recipes, Soups | 0 comments

Chipotle Corn & Black Bean Soup

2 TBSP coconut oil (or extra virgin olive oil) between 1 and 1 & 1/2 cups of onion, chopped 3 large garlic cloves, chopped 1/2 tsp pure salt freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 & 1/2 cups celery, chopped (roughly 4 big stalks) 1 & 1/2 cups carrots, chopped (roughly 3 big carrots) 4 tsps ground cumin 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp ground coriander 1/4 tsp ground cardamon between 1/4 & 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped 2 cans black beans 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 & 1/2 cups water 2 TBSP balsamic vinegar 2 tsp tamari/soy sauce between 1/2 & 1 tsp chipotle hot...

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Chickpea Salad w/ Sun-dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Garbanzo, Legumes, Recipes, Salads, Warm Salads | 0 comments

Chickpea Salad w/ Sun-dried Tomato Vinaigrette

5 large sun-dired tomatoes packed in oil, drained 1 small garlic clove 1 TBSP red wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil pure salt & freshly ground black pepper 3 cups cooked chickpeas (or roughly 2 cans) 2 TBSP minced fresh basil or parsley (or more!) Place the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic & vinegar in a food processor. Process, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, until the ingredients are minced. Add the oil & process until smooth. Scrape the dressing into a large serving bowl. Stir in the salt & pepper to taste. Add the chickpeas & basil & toss to...

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