Tagged: legumes

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Dahl // Indian Spiced Lentils

Lentils are one of my favorite menestras, not just because they taste good but also because they are quick to make, unlike so many other beans which required overnight soaking and long hours of...

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Manjar de Garbanzo // Sweet Hummus

Hummus is a delicious Middle Eastern puree of garbanzo beans, seasoned with sesame and other flavors like garlic, lime and spice. What happens when you take out the savory and add the sweet? A...

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Sopa de Frejoles // Peruvian Bean Soup

A favorite soup in our home! This is a delicious blend of flavors and textures. Be sure to prepare the yucca, plantain and sweet potato to serve along with the soup – you won’t...

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Menestron // Peruvian Minestrone Soup

Menestron is a hearty soup, filled with a variety of beans and vegetables. Although different from the Italian Minestrone soup many are accustomed to, this version is unforgettable. Don’t forget the canchita or aji...

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WHB – Yellow Rice Black Bean Salad

I woke up this morning to the wind blowing. It was shaking the wires, shaking my windows and creating chaos on the roof. Winter really is here. Sure, we have had a summer-y day...

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Imparting Flavor

My day was full of unexpected twists today. Through a series of circumstances, I was reminded that sometimes we go through difficult things in our lives so that we learn things. I have seen...

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WTSIM…Spicy Black Beans

It is true, the spicy pulled pork from yesterday was amazing. I have made a variety of pulled pork recipes and this one by far was the best. But I think it was partly...

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Thinking Vegan

I am not a vegetarian. I don’t think ever will choose to be. I like chicken and meat and my body seems to crave it. Some of my friends’ children have a thing against...

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Trouble With Beans

Sometimes I laugh when it comes to Peruvian food. Every single dish has a name. You cannot just throw something together and serve it because it tastes good. It has to be called something....