Category: Beans, Legumes

Tuscan Vegetable and Bean Soup

Tuscan Vegetable and Bean Soup is a favorite of the cold weather season. Hot, comforting, and packed with amazing flavor to make you smile on a chilly day. Who doesn’t love a hearty bowl of delicious warm soup this time […]

The History Behind Chili

The history behind chili is a murky history of the past. One thing I can certainly assure you of friends, our favorite fall tailgate food surely did not originate in any part of Mexico by any means. […]

Lebanese Hummus Recipe

This delicious handed down Lebanese Hummus Recipe comes off without a hitch when made, it has a super creamy texture and fabulous flavor. Made from dried chickpeas, quality tahini, garlic, fresh lemon juice, paprika, extra- […]

Southern-Style Bean Salad

This sweet yet Tangy Southern-Style Bean Salad is the perfect side dish for potlucks, Church gatherings, and family picnics. It’s a super easy recipe to make; combining fresh flash steamed green beans, kidney beans, black-eyed […]

Southern Baked Bean and Ground Beef Casserole

Southern Baked Bean and Ground Beef Casserole is another iconic Southern covered dish our family loves to share at family functions, Church Potlucks, picnics and even on some of the spring and summer Holiday gatherings. This […]

Cowboy Caviar {Black-eyed Pea Salsa} aka Texas Caviar

Cowboy Caviar {black-eyed Pea Salsa} aka Texas Caviar is the delicious Southern cousin of Mexican Black Bean Salsa made with black-eyed peas, sweet corn, diced red plum tomatoes, chopped spicy jalapeño peppers, crisp celery, diced cucumber, […]

Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage

This hearty and delicious tasting Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage is perfect for chasing away the wintertime blues. Made with some of the South’s favorite ingredients such as; smoked sausage, 15 different beans, fresh […]

CAJUN FLAVORED HOPIN’ JOHN RECIPE

New Years Day is nearly here and there are some Southern Traditions I plan to uphold; one of them being Cajun Hopin’ John along with a few other delicious Old Southern traditions. Hopin John like most Southern […]

Cincinnati Chili Recipe and it’s many "Ways"

In the Roaring Twenties,  a new star would emerge on the food menu of the Cincinnati-based Empress Lunch Room owned by Greek immigrants Tom and John Kiradjieff, that recipe is what has been known for 90+ […]

Chicken legs in Red Sauce and Chick Peas – Piernas de pollo en salsa roja y Garbanzos

Chicken legs in Red Sauce and Chick Peas – Piernas de Pollo en salsa Roja y Garbanzos is a wonderful translation of a handed down Puerto Rican recipe from an old friend. Piernas de Pollo […]

Southern-Style White Beans and Ham

Nothing quite adds a little  Southern goodness in your mouth like a big ole pot of slowly simmered Southern-Style White Beans and Ham topped with fresh sliced garden fresh green onions, diced jalapeño peppers, and served […]

Rice with Pigeon Peas { Arroz Con Gandules }

Rice with Pigeon Peas { Arroz Con Gandules } is one of my favorite Puerto Rican recipes usually served on Holidays and special occasions, made with long grain rice, Spanish tomato sauce, sofrito, pigeon peas, […]

Southern-Style Baked Beans

Southern-Style Baked Beans are deliciously sweet yet tangy made with can pork and beans, thick cut bacon, sweet Vidalia onions, diced green bell peppers, barbecue sauce, ketchup, yellow mustard, brown sugar, and a touch of organic honey; […]

Southern-Style Green Beans and Red Potatoes
Cajun Flavored Hoppin’ John

New Years Day is nearly here and there are some Southern Traditions I plan to uphold; one of them being Cajun Hoppin’ John along with a few other delicious Old Southern traditions. Hoppin John like most Southern […]

Cajun 15 Beans and Quinoa

Cajun 15 Beans and Quinoa is a slightly spicy Cajun Homage made with 15 different beans, chicken broth, Ro*Tel tomatoes, Andouille sausage, yellow onions, red bell peppers, carrots, celery, minced garlic and other wonderful Cajun […]

Black Beans & Rice – Costa Rican Gallo Pinto

Black Beans & Rice – Costa Rican Gallo Pinto is one of the famous and favorite traditional dishes of gorgeous Costa Rica. It’s a dish so versatile to the locals and can be served at […]

Pureed White Bean & Chicken Soup

Pureed White Bean & Chicken Soup is a delicious soup that pays homage to my Italian roots while celebrating my love for a Mexican flare utilizing Tuscan beans, shredded chicken breasts, onions, garlic, heavy cream and […]

Homemade Green Bean Casserole from scratch

Do you love Green Bean Casserole but hate the thought of using frozen or canned green beans, canned Cream of Mushroom Soup that’s  high in salt, or those over processed canned French Fried Onions? I […]

Southwestern Potato White Bean & Chicken Soup

Football Season is knocking at our front door! Week 1 starts in two short days…The Packers will VS The Seahawks) I am totally amped for The Football parties to get started! My recipe for Southwestern […]

Tuscan Beans Feta & Linguine

This wonderful Mediterranean flavored Pasta dish may be enjoyed warm or cold!  The combination of rich flavors are a simply a delight!  Tuscan White Beans combined with Greek Feta,  Tomatoes, and Linguine with olive oil […]

Bean and Tortilla Soup

This wonderful Bean and Tortilla Soup contains absolutely no Meat or Corn kernels. The wonderful Flavor comes from Fresh Diced organic Tomatoes, Tuscan Beans, Red Kidney Beans, Black Beans, garden fresh Cilantro, organic  Jalapeno Peppers, […]