Category Archives: Beans/Legumes

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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Engine 2 Chili Cheeze Fries

Ami Mackey, over at Engine 2 Diet, developed these Chili Cheeze Fries, and we’re having them for supper tonight … although I ended up just piling baked potatoes with the chili and cheeze and added some chopped tomatoes, green onions, and a few slices of avocado on top.

Oh. My. Goodness.

This recipe hits all my buttons for “comfort … Read more

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.

For an easier version, check out my Chili-Peach Baked Beans Read more

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

Spicy Vegetable-Bean Soup

Hearty, filling, filled with layers of flavors, this is a delicious dinner soup that my sweetie created.

Spicy Vegetable-Bean Soup
6 servings

1 onion, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
2 celery stalks, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
2 potatoes, chopped
2 zucchini, chopped
4 cups low sodium vegetable stock
2 cans (14.5 ounces/each) diced tomatoes
2 cans (14.5 ounces/each) kidney beans … Read more