Should there be any errors or omissions, I will correct them as soon as I am notified.
Best Wishes and Happy Eating!
To soak or not to soak? A cooking instructor has the answers
with hundreds of quick variations on a theme
that ensure the basic elements are never boring.
Ramki - Ramki Cooks
How do you translate the versatility of the freshest local farm produce in town?
Why, it's like catching "two pigeons with one fava bean!"
Simona - Briciole
Oakland, California, U.S.A.
Three rugged individualists share their colors, textures and flavors in
a south-of-the-border favorite that spotlights the best of alfresco dining.
Chipotle Barbecue Bean and Corn Salad
Susan - Food Blogga
San Diego, California, U.S.A.
Like pebbles warmed and browned, savory, rustic lentils
are nearly upstaged by a late-summer shipment of
juicy, plump figs from distant shores.
Laurie - Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
Feeling hot and sticky? Go for a quick dip with a light and
tart riff on a traditional tahini-rich meze.
the determination for the simple elegance of a dish kissed with citrus.
Michelle - Greedy Gourmet
Pongal is the tie that binds the grace of God with the dearly departed
and those who celebrate their wise and compassionate lives.
side dish slathered with olive oil, lemon and mustard.
1/2 pound green beans
1/2 pound wax beans
1/4 pound Chinese long beans
1/2 small onion, sliced thin
10 stalks asparagus, cut on the bias
Blanch or steam beans until just cooked (must be crunchy). Drain and arrange on serving dish. Combine dressing ingredients (below) until well blended. Pour over beans and toss to coat.
Serves 4. --
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
for a South Indian cook who revives the ritual in her own kitchen.
Ven Pongal and Gosthu
Suganya - Tasty Palettes
Does a complicated recipe get your dander up? Don't get mad.
Send the blasted thing to rehab. Twelve steps are so much friendlier than twenty.
defies any diner to honestly say they miss the meat.
of grilled Greek cheese and asparagus spears.
Manda - Asparagus Thin
Concord, Virginia, U.S.A.
Recipes are like clothing: one size really does not fit all. Sometimes all it takes,
though, to turn a pet peeve into perfection is a few good tweaks.
Sra - When My Soup Came Alive
a legume for all seasons, even in the same month.
minimalism to a clear and restorative Japanese broth.
Lori Lynn - Taste with the Eyes
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Ancient and intriguing, dried limes from out of town disturb the peace in a
neighborhood thriving with herbs and spices that sparkle in their own right.
Lucy - Nourish Me
Brilliant flavors and surprising variety ease the daunting task
of committing to a highly restrictive diet designed for optimum health.
cherished relative shares time-shaving tips with an already enthusiastic cook.
will tempt you to whip up a batch any time of day.
to the rich, slow-cooked flavor of a classic Punjabi specialty.
A mysterious health benefit in black beans gives credence
to the belief that beauty is, indeed, sometimes skin deep.
baked beans need not be as dismal as the contents of a convenience tin.
Alex - Eating Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
The already impressive nutritional profile of many a bean can
practically grow right before you eyes. Just add water.
health-savvy shopper for a dazzling dish of color and crunch.
Meg - Becoming Whole
Cape Elizabeth, Maine, U.S.A.
for enjoying sweet and savory in the same mouthful.
Tiny green chili stems start soy milk's engine for a delicate
vegan yogurt in the absence of traditional cultures.
Priya - Live to Cook
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
and moist crumb owes all to a secret ingredient hidden in the dough.
Manuela - Baking History
The bold tang of lemon helps a husband forget his meat cravings long
enough to finish almost the last drop of a gorgeously easy Greek soup.
Jessica - Fearless Kitchen
YOU HAVE WON THE COOKBOOK DRAWING!
Tender scallops of tofu, dressed in a quick, light and classic
Asian sauce is as easy to prepare as 1-2-3.
a slow-baking lentil casserole on a warm summer day.
San Marcos, California, U.S.A.
A generous tangle of sprouted mung beans bursting with Indian spices
is just the kind of dish that forks were invented for.
collected for a simple salad drenched with lemony peppered olive oil.
as a change of pace from pleasing but predictable brunch fare.
cook of her grandmother's most special recipe.
A staple in many African cultures, a leguminous groundnut
known as the peanut provides a warm and creamy soup to
pair with a filling carotene-rich starch.
African Peanut and Yam Soup
Susan - The Well-Seasoned Cook
New York, U.S.A.
Lucy of Nourish Me will be hosting My Legume Love Affair - Third Helping, the September edition. Do stop by her newly crafted TypePad site and say "hello" to healthy eating through an artist's eyes.
Thanks, again, for joining in!