Gallo pinto, literally "spotted rooster," is ubiquitous in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It refers to black beans and rice cooked together, and is served at every meal, surrounded by various side dishes. It's easy to make and very healthy.
Rich in both color and flavor, this dip makes an elegant change from spicy black bean dip.
People often equate crêpes to dessert, but savory crêpes can be just as delicious. Here are some ideas for savory crêpe fillings and toppings you and your guests will love.
Eggplants add texture and a great flavor to this hearty chili. The chocolate is an interesting touch, but can definitely be omitted if it sounds too weird.
I served this warm white bean salad at a dinner party and more than half the guests wanted the recipe. It is absolutely delicious and very easy to make.
Red beans combined with wheat gluten make a hearty and almost disturbingly meat-like burger.
You can either make these burritos yourself or put the ingredients on the table and let everyone build their own.
This salad is colorful, tasty, and a good way to use up some leftover vegetables.
Garlicky black olives stirred into white beans make a flavorful salad that's delicious at any time of year.
Spinach dip is a classic at parties, but this vegan version is even better.