Eating in Season – Cranberry Beans

Cranberry Beans, aka Roman Beans or Speckled Sugar Beans are in the legume family, a powerhouse, nutrient dense protein food group. Legumes are one of the most underrated foods on the planet.  Not only are they delicious, they are also highly nutritious packed with dietary fiber, protein, iron, along with many important vitamins and minerals. Cranberry… Read More »

Cranberry Bean Gratin

3 c. cooked cranberry beans, with about 1 c. cooking liquid salt 6 T. extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 Vidalia or other sweet onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, slivered 1/2 t. dried sage 1 c. chopped, cooked kale or other green 2 ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c. toasted bread crumbs Preheat… Read More »

Tuscan Fusion Pasta Faggioli

3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon bacon grease (optional) 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon salt 2 ounces boneless ham, cut into small dice 1-2 fresh chills–to taste–minced or dried chili peppers from the October Share black pepper to taste 3 large cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage 1 tablespoon minced fresh… Read More »