Garlic Shrimp and White Beans

This is another request from my husband. He found it on Epicurious. I’m all for anything that includes beans. They are filling and I love their texture. This recipe calls for white beans, like cannellini, but I used a combo of cannellini and Italian Romano because I love the softness of the Romano. Right from…

10 Ideas for Sandwiches

I don’t know if you are like me, but boring sandwiches can be, well, boring.  These are some ideas for interesting sandwiches.  Most of them do involve some cooking – they are not the type of sandwiches that are just slapped together.

Heart Healthy Colombian-Style Beans

My husband is from Colombia and you know no one can make beans like his grandmother did.  In fact, as a child, he would only eat her cooking.  No one else’s.  Nowadays, he is not so picky.  He’ll eat beans, but he really loves Colombian-style beans.  For him, only red kidney beans will do.  He…

Chickpea Soup

This a delicious soup from the Caribbean.  I like it as a way to use up cooked baked ham.  This recipe calls for dried chickpeas, but you could substitute cooked, canned garbanzo beans.

Pigeon Pea Soup

I love a nice baked ham, but since I am trying to watch my sodium intake and eat less meat, I thought stretching it out with soup was a smart way to go.  I made this with dried peas that were soaked for a couple of days, but you could just as easily use cooked…

Kale Soup

Today I received a recipe in my email.  Ah hah ha ha!  Could I have said such a thing 10 years ago?  Five?  I thought it looked real good, but I made it better.

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Soup

This is a tasty and easy to make soup.  I like it because you can leave it soupy as is, or run your immersion blender around a couple of times to make the soup thicker and creamier without adding actual cream.