Bean & Lentil Recipes

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This hearty, satisfying lentil recipe is creamy, savory, and just barely spicy with a slightly chewy consistency. Serve it as a nutritious and very delicious side dish or vegetarian entrée. Ingredients: Makes 4 Servings Lentils: 1 cup Ivory White Lentils
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Hearty, satisfying and vegetarian/vegan!  This recipe is really more of an example designed to show you how easy it is to jazz up old standbys with the addition of a few dollops of fine preserves.  Just a little bit of
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These vegetarian tostadas are intensely satisfying – the bean & chile topping is smoky, spicy, earthy & fruity, perfectly balanced with creamy avocado & cheese. Drink Pairing: Pacifico Beer Ingredients: Makes 8 Tostadas (2-4 Servings) 1 15oz can Black Beans,
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Rabbit Sausage with Braised Beans & Arugula">

This hearty meal is a great way to use leftover braised beans – if you’ve got them in the fridge, you can have a meal ready in minutes! Drink Pairing: Viognier wine Ingredients: Makes 4 Servings 4 links Rabbit Sausage
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This dish is bacony, herby and comforting. It’s mild enough to work as a side dish with almost anything, but hearty enough to work as a one-pot meal. We’ve used three different bean varieties here for a more interesting blend
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The mix of herbs, greens and fresh beans in this salad gives it a crisp, fresh flavor that’s like Spring distilled into a starter. If you don’t have both favas and fresh chickpeas available, you can easily substitute more of
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Fresh Chickpea & Fava Bean Dip">

Move over hummus and guacamole…there’s a new dip in town! Refreshingly light & fresh, while still being creamy enough to cling to crackers (etc) this dip was a hit at our photo shoot.  It could also be used as a
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Ramp & Morel Bean Salad">

There’s nothing boring about this bean salad – the ramps and morel mushrooms bring some of mother nature’s most amazing foraged flavors to what was once a humble side dish. Drink Pairing: Pilsner Ingredients:            
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Christmas Lima Bean Succotash

Succotash is a simple yet satisfying vegetable side dish made of corn, onion and beans.  Here we’ve added fresh sage, tomato, and used christmas lima beans to give it more visual, textural and flavor pizazz. Ingredients: 1 Roma Tomato 2
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How to Properly Soak and Cook Dried Beans

Believe it or not, there are wrong ways, and the best way to cook bulk dried beans.  Below is an easy and excellent technique. Soaking and Cooking Dry Beans 1. Rinse the dry beans. 2. Cover with 2x cold water.
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How to Cook Lentils – Tastiest Method

Lentils are an affordable, delicious, and incredibly nutritious food and store very well in the pantry.  As they are 26% protein and can be combined with rice or other grains to create a plant-based complete protein meal, vegetarians and vegans
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Beans & Sausage with Brown Butter & Sage

Not enough time for a cassoulet?  Here’s a very simple, yet hearty dish that really takes advantage of the complex flavors found in our game sausages.   Ingredients: A few tablespoons of butter Fresh sage leaves Cooked White Beans (we recommend
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