Recipe #43: Beans and Greens Quesadillas

Aside from the fact that the year is coming to and end, I can’t believe that I’m already half done my Love Real Food cookbook. If you want to see the whole collection of posts, you can click here. Time just seems to be flying by so don’t forget to live and enjoy it 🙂…

Recipe #26: Mexican Roasted Veggie Bowl with Beer Beans

This kind of dish – bowl of food with many different things – is right up my alley. I just love having a variety of tastes and textures that work well on their own as well as together. I am also a big fan of mexican food so I knew this would be a good…

Recipe #21: Hearty Lentil Minestrone

I know I’ve mentioned that with the cold weather coming, I’m excited to be having more soups and stews. They are just so great because they warm you up nicely and it almost makes you forget how cold it it outside. Although it’s not quite winter yet, it’s definitely getting chilly here. I try to…

Recipe #18: Outrageous Herbaceous Chickpea Salad

The name of this salad pretty much says it all: “outrageous herbaceous”. If you don’t like fresh parsley, you will likely not like this salad. Good thing I am not one of those people though. I have really grown to love fresh herbs and I use them quite often now in my cooking, so I…

Chickpea “Tuna” Salad

I hope you liked my chickpea pancakes from yesterday (link here) and today I’m moving on to a nice chickpea lunch/snack. I’ve known of this recipe for a while but never made it because I usually just pop open a can of tuna. I actually love tuna salad, I used to eat it all the…

Black Bean Burgers

For the finale of bean week, I made some burgers! I tried making a veggie burger a while ago, using chickpeas (link here) but they were too crumbly and fell apart when I cooked them. So going into this recipe, I was hoping these burgers with black beans turned out better. I used this recipe…

Black Bean Brownies

Yes, you read the title right. I made black bean brownies. It’s fun to use traditionally savoury ingredients in sweet recipes. This creation has been around for a little while and I’ve always wanted to make them. Mostly, I was just curious to see if you could fool people into thinking they were regular brownies….

Simple Bean Salad

It is a new week and a new month! Welcome to July! This week I’m using black beans. I used canned in all my recipes, but you can always use an equal amount of cooked dry beans. For the first recipe of the week, I made a black bean salad. It is similar to the…

Recipe #97: Roasted Sweet Potato & White Bean Dip

Think hummus, but better. It has some of the same flavours with the tahini, cumin and garlic, but this bean dip has it’s own twist which made it so good. For one, it has roasted sweet potato which adds sweetness and gives the dip a nice orange colour. Also, because it uses white beans (instead…

Recipe #81: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Another warm and hearty soup/chili on a cold winter day. I’m really loving how these recipes timed themselves out. I have nothing bad to say about this chili, I served it with homemade cornbread from Isabel Eats (Cornbread Recipe), and it was a great vegetarian dinner. My family gobbled it all up. As long as you…