Boston Baked Beans

This is a recipe based on a version by James Beard. It’s a very easy—but very slow to make—recipe. “The trick to good baked beans is cooking them very slowly with indirect heat. This recipe calls for baking them in a tightly sealed casserole in an oven barely hot enough to toast bread. As the hours pass, the beans drink … Read more

Summer Bean and Vegetable Salad

Filling, fresh, delicious—perfect for a summer afternoon.

Since I have a tricky relationship with food—I tend to think in terms of ‘good’ and ‘bad’, then I binge in reaction to all that guilt-inducing bs—I recently joined Noom, a program that aims to change people’s eating habits for life. There’s an app with a lot of cheerful daily psychological support and
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Masoor Dal (Spiced Red Lentils)

Aromatic, filling, delicious—what’s not to like? This dal is great paired with a spinach saag and some flatbread.


Masoor Dal (Spiced Red Lentils)

2 tablespoons vegetable stock
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 ½ cups (10 ounces, about 1 medium) finely diced sweet potato
1 tablespoon minced ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Thai chili, or 1 large serrano chili,

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Barbecue Baked Beans

Barbecue Baked Beans

2 medium carrots, diced
1 large onion, diced
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup water
1-1/4 cups plain tomato sauce
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup pure dark maple syrup
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1/4 cup vegan Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cans white beans, drained and … Read more

Vegan Boston Baked Beans

These beans, being vegan, won’t have the richness of Boston Baked Beans made with salt pork, but that doesn’t keep them from being completely delicious. The additions of salt throughout the instructions contribute to a thoroughly-cooked bean; if you are strictly no-salt, the beans will take much longer to cook.

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Chili-Peach Baked Beans

Chili-Peach Baked Beans

4 (15-oz.) cans unsalted cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 ripe peaches (about 1 lb.), peeled and finely diced (about 2 cups / frozen ok, too)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup organic ketchup
1/2 cup dark rum
1/4 cup dark molasses
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons chopped canned chipotle chiles in … Read more