Category Archives: Beans/Legumes

White Beans and Vegetable Bouillabaisse

In truth, bouillabaisse is all about fish and shellfish. Period. But there are so many other ingredients and flavors in bouillabaisse that can be used for a vegetable stew that I’ve borrowed the name for this dish. I know. Sacrilegious.

White Beans and Vegetable Bouillabaisse
Serves 6-8

For croutons
12 to 16 (1/2-inch-thick) baguette slices
1 garlic clove, halved


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Lentil Soup

Hearty, meaty, and warming, lentil soup is my favorite soup for a cool, rainy Pacific Northwest evening.

1/4 cup vegetable broth, for sautéing

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Chana Masala

Here’s a low-fat, low sodium version of a favorite Indian recipe. A lengthy simmering is what builds complex layers of flavors, and adding basmati rice and naan bread completes the meal perfectly. Ulhaas!

Chana Masala
Serves 4

1/4 cup almonds
2 five-inch pieces ginger, peeled
4 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 medium yellow onion
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided,

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Tempeh Stew with Dumplings

This meal is pure comfort food! It’s also nutritious, with plenty of vegetables and organic tempeh.  Perfect winter fare.

Tempeh Stew with Dumplings
4-6 servings

Tempeh Stew
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 turnip, chopped
2 teaspoons dried thyme
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
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