Bean Recipes

gluten free dairy free vegetarian recipes - spinach chickpea chowder

Spinach Chickpea Chowder – wholesome dairy-free soup!

By Kim Wilson / January 26, 2016 / 2 Comments

Here’s a great gluten-free and dairy-free soup recipe to warm you up this winter! Don’t let the ingredient list scare you off- it’s mostly herbs and spices you can easily pull out of your spice drawer or cupboard.

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healthy vegetarian gluten free recipes - beans and greens

Simple "Beans and Greens"

By Kim Wilson / March 20, 2014 / 5 Comments

Combine two nutritional powerhouses into one dish and you’ve got Beans and Greens! When you take a look at foods rich in antioxidants and fiber, both beans and greens top the lists.

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gluten free recipes easy - bean blend

Special Blend for Cooking Dry Beans

By Kim Wilson / May 7, 2013 / 4 Comments

Certain ingredients can be added to cooking beans to improve their digestibility and nutritional content. Over the years I’ve added each of these herb, spices and other ingredients individually to each batch I make. Recently it occurred that I should make up a bulk batch and simply add a tablespoon of the mixture to each…

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gluten free vegetarian recipes easy - award winning vegetarian chili

My Award-Winning Vegetarian Chili Recipe

By Kim Wilson / March 25, 2013 / 6 Comments

I’ve been working for a few months on a new cheese recipe I’m really excited about. I’ve also been working on recipes that use the cheese recipe- like a chili cheese dip that is reminiscent of the horribly unhealthy version my husband and I would make on movie night when we were first married.  We’d…

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easy vegetarian gluten free recipes - red lentil soup

Red Lentil Soup

By Kim Wilson / January 9, 2013 / 7 Comments

Everyone LOVES this soup, but are always confused that I call it “Red Lentil Soup”.  It is made with red lentils (in their dry form they’re actually orange in color), but when they are cooked they turn a warm yellow color.  So red lentil soup is yellow.  Oh well.

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healthy vegetarian gluten free recipes - simple lentil and tomato soup

Simple Lentil and Tomato Soup

By Kim Wilson / November 27, 2012 / 0 Comments

I love lentils!  They are tender, mellow in flavor (picking up whatever seasonings are in the dish) and don’t require a presoak, so you can decide to whip up a batch pretty much last minute (if you have a pressure-cooker, that is).  This recipe can be made from dry lentils (instructions follow below the recipe)…

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gluten free vegetarian recipes easy - herbed lentils and rice

Herbed Lentils and Rice

By Kim Wilson / November 6, 2012 / 15 Comments

A friend has brought this contribution to our potlucks a couple of times (do you get the sense we go to a fair number of potlucks?) and it’s always been a big hit with kids and adults alike.

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gluten free vegetarian recipes easy - baked beans

Super-Easy Baked Beans

By Kim Wilson / August 1, 2012 / 4 Comments

Baked beans are always a great barbeque side dish.  Normally you are at the mercy of sugar-laden canned baked beans or you need to plan a full day ahead to make them.  Today I share with you my super simple almost-instant baked bean recipe.

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gluten free dairy free vegetarian recipes

Gluten-free and Soy-free Bean Burgers

By Kim Wilson / July 11, 2012 / 7 Comments

It was a long process of trial-and-error to develop a great bean-based burger recipe.  I think I’ve got it with this one!  And it is free of gluten and soy, two common ingredients in veggie burgers.

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gluten free recipes for dinner easy - beans and rice

Our Most Common Meal- Beans and Rice!

By Kim Wilson / May 2, 2012 / 15 Comments

You might assume if it is our most common meal that everyone would be sick of it – but that’s just not the case.  Beans and rice is a staple meal in our home, and yet our four year-old still requested it for his birthday meal (with the additional request of “abocabo”- translation: avocado).

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