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Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

Where I grew up in Almaden Valley, a suburb of San Jose, California, my mom and the other ladies...

How to Cook Beans

How to Cook Beans

These giant white beans are Royal Coronas from Rancho Gordo. Serve them simply with olive oil and...

Brothy Beans with Bacon

Brothy Beans with Bacon

A little bit of bacon goes a long way with this pot of beans. Keep them brothy or reduce to barely...

One Pot Rice and Beans

One Pot Rice and Beans

New York Times Cooking ran a one-pot meal feature and it inspired me to simplify our rice and bean...

White Bean and Kale Soup

White Bean and Kale Soup

This is Jackie Page's white bean and kale soup that we published in the Fall 2021 issue of Edible...

White Beans and Kale

White Beans and Kale

If you're serious about good food you need to get serious about cooking beans. Not just any beans,...

Crispy Lentils

Crispy Lentils

Pantry items are a whole lot easier to incorporate into meals when you get them cooked. This photo...

Channa Masala

Channa Masala

Classic Indian Cooking by Julie Sahni has been helping me learn how to make simple Indian food at...

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Receiving a weekly farm box from Gallatin Valley Botanical has shifted my starting point for meal...

Black Bean Tortilla Soup

Black Bean Tortilla Soup

Yummy, feel-good dinner coming right up!  Another great recipe from Kathryne Taylor of the whole...

How to Make Refried Beans

How to Make Refried Beans

Back when I worked a lot and hired a nanny to help around the house, Via's cooking sustained me...

Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

Got cooked beans you need to use? Make a bean salad and you'll have something to eat for lunch or...

Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas

When I plan a hands-on cooking class, I'm on the hunt for something Fun, something to get my...

Chicken and Lentil Tagine

Chicken and Lentil Tagine

Shake up chicken dinner by using some different seasonings—fenugreek and turmeric in this Moroccan...

Black Bean Chili

Black Bean Chili

What did Julia Child order when she went to Cafe Beaujolais in Mendocino CA?  This chili!  No...

Winter Squash Enchiladas

Winter Squash Enchiladas

Jumbled together in bins at the market, you'll find all kinds of winter squash: Delicata,...

Chipotle Chicken Chili

Chipotle Chicken Chili

  Start stocking canned beans and chipotle peppers in your pantry so you can make this spicy...

Crustless Quinoa Quiche

Crustless Quinoa Quiche

Miette, Peep and Lovie.  Three survivors from our Spring 2013 brood, and one of our family's...

Hummus with Thai Flavors

Hummus with Thai Flavors

Quick and healthy lunches and snacks are at your fingertips when you have fresh hummus in your...

Slow Cooker Chalupa

Slow Cooker Chalupa

Chalupa.  A family favorite from Sunset Magazine and the era of avocado-green kitchen appliances...

Quinoa Quiche

Quinoa Quiche

Serve slices of this quinoa quiche for dinner with a big salad and stash the remainder in the...

Bean Salad

Bean Salad

As much as I like to cook, sometimes it is fun and satisfying to open a couple cans and call it a...

Quinoa Bean Brunch Slices

Quinoa Bean Brunch Slices

These quinoa slices are terrific for a brunch or potluck -- they can be served warm or at room...

Bean Basics

Bean Basics

How can something as basic as dry beans stump people in the kitchen? It happens. I've been there....

Dino Kale with White Beans

Dino Kale with White Beans

My 5 year old daughter, no longer one to eat every veggie I put in front of her, tasted a piece of...

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