Tag - beans

Dried beansBeans are an important source of vegetarian protein. Lucky for us, they are also versatile and delicious! Take a look at this list of different ways to enjoy beans in soups, salads, veggie burgers, and more.

Remember that most dried beans, which are cheaper and tastier than canned beans, need to be soaked before cooking. And if you just don’t have time for that, the beans in most recipes can be replaced by lentils.

Vegetarian Pot Pie

Vegan pot pieThis pot pie recipe is better than the TV dinner version for two reasons: it’s vegetarian and it’s prepared and baked, rather than frozen and microwaved. It’s also quick and flexible, so give it a try.

Polenta and Beans

Ugali - Polenta and beansA simple recipe from Tanzania: a polenta-like porridge served with mildly spiced red beans.

Cashew Seitan

Cashew seitanI was never a huge fan of Chinese food, but one dish I did like was cashew chicken. With some tinkering, I came up with a quick and easy seitan version.

Bean and Olive Soup

Bean and olive soupWhite beans and black olives combine with various herbs and veggies to make a hearty soup.

Shepherd’s Pie

Vegetarian shepherd's pieThis vegetarian shepherd’s pie recipe is a simple yet delicious lambless version of the real thing.

White Bean and Tomato Soup

Tomato white bean soupThis white bean and tomato soup flavored with sage and thyme is an elegant alternative to minestrone.

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soupThis classic Italian soup is always vegetarian, and if you leave off the parmesan cheese it’s vegan.

White Bean Salad

White bean saladThis is a simple and delicious recipe, perfect for a summer picnic.

Soy Milk

Homemade soy milkMaking your own soymilk takes a little time, but it’s very easy, it will last for a week in the refrigerator, and you don’t need to worry about any additives.

Tuscan Bean Dip

Tuscan bean dipThis elegant bean dip is known as fagioli in fiasco, or beans in a bottle. Traditionally made in Tuscany in a Chianti bottle cooked in embers in a brick oven, this modern version is creamy and delicious.

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