This is an easy, weeknight gratin with cannellini beans, spinach, Parmesan and bacon. It’s not as rich as other gratins because it doesn’t have a cream sauce but instead relies on Parmesan cheese and a small amount of mashed-up beans to help thicken it. It starts on the stove by sautéing onion, roasted red peppers and garlic together. The beans and spinach along with chicken… [Read more]
Here is a white bean, bacon and spinach soup that looks entirely unassuming. Like another run-of-the-mill soup. (This is what I thought.) I was wrong. Stuffed inside is the most incredible, full-bodied flavor. I was immediately smitten. With the very first bite. And may have even done a little happy dance.
A heartwarming vegetable soup packed with the wholesome goodness of both sweet and white potatoes, zucchini, carrots, celery, garlic, onion and cannellini beans. Perfectly delicious all on its own, when you throw parmesan dumplings into the mix you create a rock star. The dumplings start out as baby clouds, a mere teaspoonful of batter grows up and out to be 5 times bigger. Soft, fluffy… [Read more]
I am all about alternative burgers lately! I have a big stack of recipes waiting in the wings, some to be posted and others itching to be made. By alternative burgers I mean fish, vegetables and beans. No beef allowed. Not that I have anything against beef, I love a traditional burger just as much as a veggie bean burger. I’m just looking for variety…. [Read more]
White Chicken Chili is a warm and cozy combination of chicken, white beans, roasted red peppers and chile peppers swimming around in a sea of creamy chicken broth. The “white” in the name comes from the broth, which, unlike a more traditional chili, doesn’t include tomatoes but a combination of chicken broth and half & half. The white theme is continued with the tender pieces… [Read more]