Category Archives: legumes

black bean soup with pork & veggies

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If you’re not a black bean lover, what are you waiting for? And black bean soup is the perfect place to start to convert you for good! Throw in a ham hock and you’re in smoky hog heaven!

split pea soup with ham (or not)

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Split pea soup is a classic, so simple to put together, is easy on the pocket book and couldn’t be a healthier dish to enjoy as is or load up with heartier fare to turn it into a complete meal!

indian-inspired dip with legumes & spinach

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I just love it when dip becomes dinner and that’s exactly what happens when you start with protein-packed beans, throw in nutrient-packed spinach and lace it with garlic, lemon, cumin & turmeric.

bean salad trio

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A classic mixed bean salad is one of those recipes that belong in everyone’s top 10! It’s easy, it’s convenient, it’s frugal and it’s delicious – what more can you ask from any recipe!

chickpeas roasted with vinegar & dijon

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Roasting chickpeas is another way to enjoy this incredibly healthful bean. So go beyond hummus, flavour them up, toss in a hot oven and roast them to golden crunchy perfection – snack time never tasted so good!

baked beans with mesquite

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Mastering a basic baked bean recipe will broaden your horizons completely! The multitude of additions can take basic beans in any direction you want.

avocado & white bean dip with scallions & lime

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Avocados are the unsung heroes of the garden! They’re loaded with nutrients, taste like butter straight from the dairy and can show up anywhere – in chunks to silky smooth, in sweet or savoury, anytime, anywhere! Here they’re paired with white beans to bring a delicious dip to life!

roasted tomato, corn & black bean salsa

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Fresh salsa is a snap to put together – with a few simple ingredients, a little lime juice, olive oil and heat, homemade salsa will be the only salsa that will ever pass your lips!

white bean soup with garlic & oregano

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This Italian staple of white bean soup needs to make it on your top 10 “base soup recipes” list. Master this classic Tuscan soup and then switch up with all kinds of variations.

brownies with black beans, double chocolate & walnuts

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Double chocolate black bean brownies with walnuts are heaven sent – black beans bring the texture, cocoa powder brings the flavour and you bring your imagination. With this in your sweet storehouse, you’ll be serving dessert first and often! These babies are fully-loaded – with fibre, thanks to the black beans, with antioxidants thanks to the cocoa powder and with heart-healthy fat thanks to the olive oil! Now how many sweet decadent delights can you say that about?