Southwestern Bean & Barley Soup

Southwestern Bean &...

Yield: 6     (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

1 large onion, diced

1 large stalk celery, diced

1 large carrot, diced

2 cups water

4 cups low-sodium...

Black Bean Quesadillias

Black Bean Quesadillias...

These yummy quesadillas are ready in about 15 minutes. If you like extra heat, try using pepper Jack cheese or adding a little minced jalapeño pepper. Makes a great lunch or dinner option for kids and adults.

I made these for the boys the other day while they were assembling...

Haitian Rice & Beans

Haitian Rice & Bea...

Yum! This makes a delicious salad. Just add fresh chopped spinach and shredded chicken breast.  I didn’t have any shallots on hand so I just used red and sweet onions. I abslutely adore chipotle chiles in adobo sauce so I used about a tbsp. + half. I forgot the balsamic...

Chiptole Black Bean Chili

Chiptole Black Bean Chi...

This was absolutely scrumptious. I will definitely be making this again. For more protein add chopped cooked chicken breast.

Yield: 6     (serving size: about 1 cup)

1 tsp. canola oil

cooking spray

1 3/4...

All American Chili

All American Chili...

I’m off to Texas in a few days so I’m preparing a couple things for Daniel to eat while I’m away. Chili is easy enough to make and winter is a great time of year for it.

Yield: 8 servings     (serving size: 1 1/4 cups chili + 1 tbsp. cheese)

cooking...

Creamy Red Pepper Hummus

Creamy Red Pepper Hummu...

Hummus is a dip or sauce made from mashed chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans). Its definitely a dip for garlic lovers! The signature ingredients are garlic, lemon juice and sometimes tahini (aka sesame seed paste)

I started my AdvoCare cleanse 4 days ago which means no...

Black Bean & Corn Salad

Black Bean & Corn ...

Yield: 8     (serving size: 1/2 cup)

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup cider vinegar

2 tbsp. brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp. fresh lime juice

1/2 tsp....

Ham & Bean Soup

Ham & Bean Soup...

I froze this and gave it as a gift to my parents and sister & brother-in-law for Christmas. Hopefully I will have an opportunity to make this again because it was superb!

Soak beans and chop vegetables ahead of time to shave prep time. Measure 1/4 cupfuls of (7) varieties...

Shredded Turkey & Pinto Bean Burritos

Shredded Turkey & ...

Yield: 6

1 tbsp. canola oil

1 medium onion, halved & sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. chile powder

1...

Tuna & White Bean Panini

Tuna & White Bean ...

Another one of Daniel’s lunch time favorites.

Yield: 4

2 (7.1 oz. pkgs.) Albacore tuna (water-pack), drained & gently flaked

1 (15 oz. can) cannellini beans (white kidney or great northern)

1/4...

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