Tag: beans

Basic Bean Soup

Basic Bean Soup

That’s right – “BEAN SOUP”. Very simple by name but so very un-simple by taste. How can such a humble ingredient, like dried beans, become a crave-worthy, mouthwatering meal? Well let me share a few tips that make dried beans something you’ll want to put 

Creamy Chicken Chili w/ Heirloom Posole & Yellow Eye Beans

Creamy Chicken Chili w/ Heirloom Posole & Yellow Eye Beans

Creamy Chicken Chili! 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 

Simple Homemade Ham & Bean Chowder

Simple Homemade Ham & Bean Chowder

As we transition from 2016 to 2017, I think we can all agree that there are many opportunities to have lots of yummy, celebration-worthy food. As much as I love all of the holiday recipes and treats, I have found myself craving something simple, warm and comforting.  Continue reading Simple Homemade Ham & Bean Chowder

Easy White Chicken Chili ((made from scratch))

Easy White Chicken Chili ((made from scratch))

White chicken chili is a favorite in our home but it is usually a meal that’s reserved for the weekend simply because there are several steps to making the “perfect chili”. Each of those steps take more time than I manage to find during the 

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

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 :: 

Dirty Red Beans & Rice

Dirty Red Beans & Rice

This recipe is a classic case of dump, stir and walk away. Isn’t that what we are all looking for — a way get a yummy meal on the table without slaving over it ALL DAY LONG?! I know I have a list of things I would rather be doing & I bet you do too. Continue reading Dirty Red Beans & Rice

Chard and White Bean Italian Soup with Crispy Sausage

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 

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

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 

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

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

Beans & Chicos ((Thank you New Mexico!!))

Beans & Chicos ((Thank you New Mexico!!))

Time for a simple & hearty meal idea: Beans & Chicos! Chicos are a New Mexican style of dried corn – you can read all about chicos HERE. When I purchased the chicos, the herd, hubby & I were enjoying our Spring Break in northern 

No-Peek Magic Bean & Ham Soup

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 

Turkey & Potato Chili Verde

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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