If you’ve followed our blog, you may know that our daughter Lydia is a member of a rowing team. And a fantastic team they are, taking medals left and right. If you’re not familiar with rowing, it’s seriously hard work. Getting that racing shell to move through the water quickly, fighting against the current and the wind, is no easy feat. In order to get up to speed, you’ve got to have a good meal beforehand. Beans not only provide the proteins needed to create strong muscles, the energy they provide also helps these athletes push themselves farther than they thought possible. No matter what your sport, chances are you can benefit from this delicious bean salad recipe:


Curried Bean Salad Recipe


Regatta Curried Mixed Bean Salad


2 cups of Randall Great Northern Beans, drained
3  limes, juiced
1 orange, juiced
1/2 inch slice of ginger the diameter of a quarter, plus 11/2 teaspoons minced
1 cup red onion, minced
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon  curry powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup  grape seed or canola  oil
1 cup  cilantro leaves, packed then chopped


Pour juice and one of the ginger pieces into a sauce pan and boil until juice is reduced to about 3 tablespoons and is syrupy. Remove ginger slices. Add curry powder to warm mixture and let cool. In a mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients.

Summertime is the perfect time to try this tasty recipe featuring Randall Beans