Fava Bean Salad

Dried fava beans are widely used in Middle Eastern cooking and this recipe is our version of ful medames. The beans may not look as attractive as other more neat-looking beans but these fava beans have a delicious, nutty, buttery texture and flavor. It is a refreshing dish in the summer with the Mediterranean flavors... Continue Reading →

Chickpea Tabbouleh

In this very fresh, herby, flavorful dish, the traditional taboulle becomes a little more substantial with more bulgar and chickpeas. It makes for a perfect, light, summer meal, or a healthful snack. I prepare it in the morning for the evening meal and make extra for a weekend lunch. The flavors deepen with time, and... Continue Reading →

Black Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad

This is born from the necessity of having to come up with quick, colorful meals with what is in the fridge and pantry. We now make it regularly and guests enjoy it enough to ask for the recipe. It is colorful and delicious with tortilla or pita chips. As a side dish, it goes well... Continue Reading →

Cherries and Blueberries

Sweet dark cherries or Rainier cherries pair well with blueberries. Here a little time is required to pit the cherries. It makes a refreshing and healthy ending to a meal, a good breakfast, or snack. It sits well in the fridge for a couple of days. Layer it with yogurt in a mason jar and... Continue Reading →

Corn Tortilla Soup

Many years ago, before the Internet became a big factor, we saw Wolfgang Puck make tortilla corn soup on a cooking show on TV. Having no recipe, we recreated a soup that we thought was a close vegetarian version. For years now we have been making this version of our soup, inspired by that show.... Continue Reading →

Kalyani’s Chole

We are thrilled to have this recipe from Kalyani to share with our readers. Like many recipes, this exceptional chole/chickpea dish, came to Kalyani via her cousin Vinita, who adapted her mother-in-law’s recipe. These are not the chole you will find in Indian restaurants. For one thing, there are no tomatoes which are ubiquitous in... Continue Reading →

Hira’s Easy Mung Dal

This is a very simple, delicate-flavored dal, good for everyday cooking. It has very little oil. Hira's recipes are full of flavor (without being very spicy), and light on fat. Mung is considered to be the easiest bean to digest and the dal is even easier than the bean on the stomach. Dals usually require... Continue Reading →

Cannellini Bean Spread

Ingredients 2 15 oz. cans of cannellini beans, rised with cold water 1 medium clove of garlic, grated zest of 1 medium lemon, grated 2 teaspoons of fresh rosemary, chopped ½ teaspoon of salt ¼ teaspoon of red chili powder 2 teaspoons of olive oil 1/3 cup of water Steps Mince together the garlic, lemon... Continue Reading →

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