Tag Archives: Beans

Takeout Style Green Beans

Just in case you look at these pictures and think I’m nuts, these green beans, sautéed till slightly blistered, then tossed with soy, honey and garlic stole the show the other night at dinner.

Takeout Style Green Beans
Takeout Style Green Beans

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The Original Fat Burning Cabbage Soup

Awhile back, someone mentioned Cabbage Soup – in a rather derogatory way. Funny thing is, I love Cabbage Soup! Which isn’t all cabbage, by the way. There’s lot’s of other good stuff in it, too.

Original Fat Burning Cabbage Soup
Original Fat Burning Cabbage Soup

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Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa

I love mixing up fresh salsas and sides, especially now that the warm weather is here! This Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa is perfect for a side with Mexican, Southwestern or Barbecued food, or just for dipping when the mood hits.

Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa

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Chicken Tortilla Soup (or Turkey Tortilla Soup)

I don’t know about you, but I love, love, love me some Chicken Tortilla Soup. Or some Turkey Tortilla Soup. Or probably ANY Tortilla Soup. Just put it in front of me and I’ll eat it – no questions asked.

Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Creamy White Chicken Chili

Creamy, dreamy with a hint of heat and a touch of smokiness, this White Chicken Chili is great family fare and perfect for a gathering, too.

Creamy White Chicken Chili
Creamy White Chicken Chili

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Southwestern Protein Mix

Awhile back, I posted a recipe for Cumin Dusted Pork Chops and mentioned this Southwestern Protein Mix. A wonderful medley of corn, bell peppers, black beans and barley, this flavorful dish would be a fantastic side for any number of meals.

Southwestern Protein Mix
Southwestern Protein Mix

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Canned Refried Beans

Refried beans are so often misunderstood – unless you’ve had great ones! That’s another post, requiring planning and foresight to soak and cook the lovely pintos, but in the meantime, don’t be afraid to pick up can. Yep, a can. I said it, me, who hardly endorses any premade products. Get the right brand and use this top-secret method to doctor them up into creamy goodness.

Refried beans from a can; a touch of butter, a little milk and cheese.
Refried beans from a can; a touch of butter, a little milk and cheese.

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