Tagged: ‘black beans’

Favorite Summer Salads and Slow Cooker BBQ Chix

Summer means barbecue and casual outdoor eating. Growing up meant family BBQs at my Great Aunt Helen and Uncle Perry’s rural home in upstate New Jersey on Labor Day Weekend and 4th of July with a crowd of at least 50, all immediate family related.

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New Fashioned Bean Pot: Soak, Simmer, Then Flavor

The slow cooker, invented originally from an existing electric bean pot, is the most efficient way to cook dried beans and legumes, no matter what type you choose–mottled, black, red, or white. There is minimal evaporation during the cooking, just like in the old potbelly-shaped brown and cream clay bean pot that went in the oven or embers.

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House Beef and Bean Chili


There is always a chili bubbling at my house. This is the newest one and it is as simple as can be since it uses canned beans. My first chili, almost 40 years ago, was made with soybeans. I have…

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Black and White Bean Salad

The best effect of the vegan revolution is that beans have a new found respect. I adore bean salads and this one is from California Sol Food from the Junior League of San Diego (2004). The mango is sensational with the tomato, beans, and cucumber.

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