Easy Black Bean Soup

Despite our recent “heat wave” of 40 degree temps here in VT, I must remind myself that we aren’t even 1 month into Winter.  So, expecting more cool weather in our future, it’s a good time of year for hot meals.  This recipe for Black Bean Soup is a favorite from Recipes for Living 2011 […]

Hearty Kale and White Bean Soup – Healthy Cooking Thursday

Ilove kale.  I love it sauteed simply with garlic and olive oil, or with rice and mushrooms, or reincarnated as ridiculously easy-to-make and delicious kale chips.  Oh yeah, it's pretty nutritious, too! One of my favorite uses for kale is to throw it in at the end of cooking nearly any soup.  This one, a favorite of my friend […]

Quick Bean Salad – Healthy Cooking Thursday

You’ve probably heard it already; legumes are awesome.  Aside from being a lean protein choice, beans have oodles of fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, folate, and magnesium (as my friend Robyn pointed out in her recent blog about beans, which includes links to many other delicious legume recipes from our healthy weight loss program in the Green Mountains). Beyond the health […]

Healthy Recipe: Mexican Lasagna

My husband Alan laughs now at his introduction to beans as a regular part of his meals.  And by regular, I do mean regular.  I grew up in Texas, where we ate beans all the time.  He grew up in New York City; I’m not sure he ever had a bean beyond the canned beans […]