Tag Archives: beans

Creamy Chicken Chili w/ Heirloom Posole & Yellow Eye Beans

Here’s anoth­er super sim­ple recipe that allows you to get din­ner on the table when every­thing around you, your sched­ule, your list of to-do’s and even your pantry are try­ing to con­vince you oth­er­wise. Oh — and these fla­vors will knock your socks off (thanks to 3 unex­pect­ed and a short list of essen­tial sea­son­ings). Con­tin­ue read­ing

3-Bean ((NO-PEEK)) Soup Meets Orcas Island

I took a lit­tle break from the blog — I both missed it and enjoyed it all at the same time. While the blog was qui­et, life was very full. We took a 16 day trip to my most favorite place in the world :: Orcas. For the first 10 days, it was just me and the herd. We left the bread-win­ner at home to win bread while we island-hopped, trail-hiked, beach-walked, tide pool-stud­ied and good food-ate (just to name a few of our time-con­sum­ing delights). Con­tin­ue read­ing

Chard and White Bean Italian Soup with Crispy Sausage

A few pounds of dried white beans is a pantry sta­ple must in my home. If I am out of pro­tein options, run­ning low on meal ideas, or just look­ing for some sim­ple ((healthy)) com­fort food, beans take care of busi­ness every sin­gle time. AND — hel­lo! They are super bud­get friend­ly too. A per­fect food for my fam­i­ly of 6.

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Mexican Jumping Beans — ((Taco Seasoned No-Peek Bean Soup))

There are so many things I love about beans — but I think my favorite is how hearty & healthy they are. Oops, that’s two things — sor­ry.  I know I have shared a lot of bean recipes on Food for a Year, and this Mex­i­can ver­sion my be my favorite. Well, it is prob­a­bly a tie between this and the Cajun Red Beans & Rice.

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Speedy Chili-Mac aka Mexican Goulash ((just like Grandma’s))

One of my favorite ways to stretch our gro­cery bud­get is to make my own beans. Not canned, not frozen — but dried beans. If you have been fol­low­ing me over the last year, you know all about my love for dried beans! I also love bulk cook­ing meat & mak­ing my own sea­son­ing blends. This recipe com­bines so much of my cook­ing point of view — which makes me super excit­ed to share this recipe with you!  Con­tin­ue read­ing

No-Peek Magic Bean & Ham Soup

I have just fall­en in love all over again with my giant cast iron enam­eled Dutch oven. For the longest time, my slow cook­er was my go to din­ner­time sav­ior for those crazy days that start when it’s dark and end when it’s dark. You know what I mean, right? We are up and out of the house by 7:20 AM, run to & fro all day long, and come drag­ging in at 6:30 PM, tired & hun­gry. Tired and hun­gry don’t quite cov­er our con­di­tion, HANGRY Con­tin­ue read­ing

Turkey & Potato Chili Verde

Ahh, I love the change in sea­sons! I love the cold, I love gray skies, I love hear­ing the wind whis­tle through the trees and I love the pos­si­bil­i­ty of snow!! I am sure many will dis­agree, but I LOVE it when weath­er shuts down the hus­tle of the out­side world! My heart flut­ters a bit faster just recall­ing those days the kids and I bun­dle up, drink warm marsh­mal­lowy things and watch hol­i­day movies all day long. 

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Braised Yellow Beans, Heirloom Tomato Chutney & Garlic Black Pepper Sausage ((How to Feed a Family of 6 for under $10!))

Did you catch the last part of the title of this post? “How to feed a fam­i­ly of 6 for under $10”. It is pos­si­ble, it can be sim­ple — but it takes a small bit of plan­ning & a well stocked pantry and fridge. I love dried beans — the meal pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less with one sim­ple pound of dried beans. Over the years, I have trained my kid­dos and hub­by to appre­ci­ate beans as well — but I had to sea­son them well. Oth­er­wise, they would nev­er have crossed over to the bean-lover side of the world.

So how do I fla­vor beans?

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