Spread Some Beans on It!

When you think of bean recipes, do you just think of a big, old-fashioned crock of pintos? Those are delicious, but there's so much more to versatile, nutrient rich beans! One of the most interesting uses for great northern white beans or pinto beans is to use them on a sandwich or wrap. Here are a … [Read more...]

No Meat, No Problem: Vegan Bean Recipes

Being a vegan means you don't eat any product that comes from an animal, including meat, fish, dairy, eggs and even honey. For many it's a lifestyle choice, but eating vegan occasionally can be great for your waistline and your wallet. Meat and cheese are expensive, and include fats that can clog … [Read more...]

How Beans Can Help You Live Gluten-Free and Happy

The word gluten comes from the Latin word for glue. Yuck, that's enough right there to make you want to shun the substance from your diet. This "glue" used in a lot of barley, rye and dough products can clog up your system in a hurry. Along with a ton of other nutritional benefits, beans have NO … [Read more...]

Randall’s White Bean, Italian Sausage, Tomato and Spinach Cassoulet

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Looking for a delicious way to warm up this fall and use up some of the jarred beans stashed away in your cupboard? We've got the perfect, hearty and warming dish for you, filled to the brim with yummy Italian flavors and fresh veggies. Nothing is better on a gloomy day than coming home to a … [Read more...]

White Beans: Great Northern White Beans vs. Navy Beans vs. Cannellini Beans

Sometimes when you read a recipe, it simply calls for "white beans." But when you head to the grocery store, you probably won't see jars, cans or bags labelled so simply. No, you'll find a bewildering world of things labeled great northern white beans, navy beans cannellini beans and more. These … [Read more...]

Delicious Bean Dip Recipes

Dip may be one of life's most perfect foods. You can make it healthy by pairing it with fresh veggies, make it more substantial by slathering it on pita points or splurge a little on your diet with some good old fashioned chips. However you like to eat your dip, creamy, healthy beans are the perfect … [Read more...]

Elegant Beans: Lobster Bisque with White Bean Sherry Puree

Lobster Bisque with White Bean Puree

This is a white bean recipe fit for serving with good china, cloth napkins, and candle light. It will take some planning and work on your part, but the result will be worth it. A spoonful of white bean sherry puree is a healthy substitute for the heavy cream that's usually served with bisque. If … [Read more...]

Super Food Kale and White Bean Soup

Soup with Kale and White Beans

You may know that beans are one of nature's healthiest foods, with tons of protein, fiber and iron. But there's one food that might outstrip even beans for the healthiest food title: kale. This dark, leafy green scores a perfect 1,000 on the Aggregate Nutrition Density Index, which measures … [Read more...]

Take a Break: Bean Salad for Lunch

Bringing lunch to work is an economical and healthy alternative to buying take-out. However, it can be a challenge to think of new and exciting foods to bring to the office. Bean salads are easy to prepare and very versatile. Here is a collection of bean salad recipes that are tasty enough to keep … [Read more...]

Quick Meals for Busy Days

Let's face it, with your hectic schedule, it can difficult to get  home cooked meal on the dinner table at a decent hour. Between working late and running kids to activities it is easier, but not as healthy to pick up fast food on the way home or serve the same old chicken and a baked potato over … [Read more...]