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In-Between Seasons Soup

Spring may have just begun, but it is still pretty cold here in DC. There are buds on the trees but it is still chilly in the morning. Since we are still in between season, we need an in between soup. Something that is hearty, but not a thick puree. This kale and white bean [...]
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Black Beans and Rice, Spanish Style

According to Carolyn, who studied abroad in Spain, the Spanish name for this dish is: moros y cristianos. I studied in Hong Kong, so I am going to trust her on this. A little bit of googling seems to back up story. This is a great dish to make on Sunday, because you end up [...]
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Tuscan Bean Soup

All this rainy weather in DC/the whole East coast got us craving a hearty soup. This Tuscan bean soup recipe uses a lot of veggies that are available year round. It was definitely filling, but not too hearty that you’d only eat it in the Winter, like chili. Fresh-tasting, this soup will become a staple [...]
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Roasted Romano Beans

When the farmer at the farmers’ market recommends something, he is usually right. Last week he recommended Romano beans. I had never tried them before so I thought I would give it a go. They are flatter and wider than green beans, but can be prepared the same way. We have since bought some two [...]
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Cannellini Bean Salad

This is a random recipe I came up with because: It was raining outside. We had some random veggies to use up. I really want more bacon in my diet. For a random, self-invented recipe this dish came out really good. It is clearly a dish meant for innovation and switcheroos. Say for instance that [...]
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Curried Chickpea Salad

Carolyn is a big fan of Devon and Blakely, a lunch spot in Washington, DC that serves lots of different soups and salads. One of her favorite side salads is Channa – chickpeas baked with olive oil, curry, cilantro and caramelized onions. So, me being the good person I am, set out to try and [...]
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Favas Suck (-otash)!

Fava beans are a pain in the ass. Fresh favas are over-priced and not worth the trouble. I only got them because I thought they would make me cool. There, I said it. Wait, aren’t they trendy? How could trendy things be over-rated? Well because after you spend $2.50 for a pound of fresh beans [...]
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Beef Chili with Beans

We tried out this chili recipe over the winter and I have been meaning to get it up here. It is not that it was bad–the chili came out great–I am just lazy. This chili is not to spicy but has just enough kick. There are a lot of ingredients that go into this chili, [...]
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