Barbecued Baked Beans

BBQ baked beans slider

Today is a shared post day. Lana of Never Enough Thyme, part of our Progressive Eats group, is busy recuperating from some surgery and needed a little help from her friends while she rests. Lana's southern roots shine through in many of her dishes, but everything is done with a distinctive twist that's all Lana. Please go on over to check out her beautiful photography and fabulous recipes. You won't regret it. In honor of Lana's Georgia roots, I wanted to make a dish that reminds me of the ...

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Black Eyed Pea Ragout with Frisée and an Egg: #SundaySupper

Black-eyed peas with frisée and a fried egg

We're celebrating beans this week at #SundaySupper, but first a word about eggs. I have a weakness for things topped with a fried egg. Sautéed greens, Brussels sprouts hash, and pasta - it's all good. I draw the line at pie, and probably ice cream, but I'm on board for almost anything else. This dish is my latest - it's about getting beans and eggs together. Think Mexico's Huevos Rancheros and France's Salade Lyonnaise hooking up and having a baby. Cooking Tips: The ragout can be made a few ...

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Sweet and Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joes: #WeekdaySupper #McSkilletSauce

Lentil sloppy joes

Vegan Sloppy Joes using lentils, sweet bell peppers and onions, and McCormick Sweet and Smoky Sloppy Joes Skillet Sauce! As a child, my favorite lunch in the school cafeteria was Sloppy Joes. As I inched down the long lunch line, I watched jolly hair-netted lunch ladies ladle a piping hot chunky tomato sauce filled with ground beef and onions over steaming hot buns, and was filled with eager anticipation. No matter what else was happening that day – losing my homework, leaving overdue ...

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Vegan Quinoa-Black Bean Wraps & Hummus

Vegan wrap with quinoa, black beans, hummus, corn, and tomatoes.

#Secret Recipe Club: Vegan summer wrap of quinoa, black beans, hummus, corn, and tomatoes. Perfect for picnics or lunch on the go. It’s time again for our Secret Recipe Club  ’reveal day’. For the uninitiated, the Secret Recipe Club is a group of around 100 food bloggers, who are separated into four smaller blogging groups. Every month, we’re each assigned a blog in our group to look through. We try a few recipes and chose one to post about. But all month long, we keep our assignment a ...

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Vegan Lentil and Potato Salad

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Light potato salad mixed with lentils and tomatoes...perfect for picnics and BBQs. After a winter and spring of house remodeling projects, I am so ready for the BBQs, picnics, and casual entertaining that Memorial Day weekend heralds. Well, just as soon as we fix our deck enough to hobble through another year. It’s squishy in a way that no deck should be. The hard truth is that it needs to be completely replaced. But since it’s only about 4 inches above the ground with no real safety ...

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Celery Root Lettuce Wraps

lettuce wraps with celery root

Lettuce wraps of a celery root salad with beluga lentils - a healthy appetizer for your next party! Get ready to Stuff, Roll, and Wrap this week! We've got a great lineup of dishes this week - something for every occasion ranging from your next party to casual school night dinners. This Sunday Supper event also coincides with this month’s Weekday Supper and Sunday Supper Movement magazine monthly theme of “That’s a Wrap!” And a huge thank you to Amy at the Kimchi Mom blog for hosting us ...

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Flageolet Bean Soup, Tomatoes & Sage

vegan soup, vegetarian soup, Plum Tomato and Flageolet Bean Soup - The Wimpy Vegetarian

Winter soup of flageolet beans simmered with tomatoes, sage and thyme. I'm a list person. Every night I record things on my smart phone that I need to do the following day, and prioritize them. Keeping them on my phone means they're close at hand for updating all through the day and evening. It makes me feel oh-so-organized and superior as I whip out my iPhone at a dinner party to add something to the list someone's asked of me. Each morning, then, I pull on my sweats, and pad from the ...

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SundaySupper: Moroccan Ragout with Poached Eggs

vegetarian main meal, moroccan ragout with poached eggs

There's something about poached eggs on vegetables, grains, or beans that instantly gets us by a fireplace on a cold night. Even if it's still in the (insanely warm) 80's outside. This might be the warmest October so far in my memory in the Bay Area, and I've lived here for over 25 years. I grew up in Pennsylvania and lived for many years in Massachusetts, and I am so ready for crisp weather, sweaters, and corduroy slacks. I want to pull on knee socks and slip into soft loafers and relax with a ...

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Lentil and Potato Salad (with Salmon Option)

Summer Potluck salad of lentils, potatoes with optional salmon, cooking for vegetarians and omnivores

Summer potluck lentil and potato salad with red onion, and (optional) grilled salmon...all tossed with a yogurt-dill dressing. Perfect for a picnic!   A lot of my salads tend to be thrown together from the latest scavenger hunt in rarely visited caverns of my refrigerator. Some wilted kale from the bottom of the produce drawer gets thrown in ice water to rehydrate, and make it like new again (sure wish my skin was like that). A last apple is washed, cored and sliced up. If I need a ...

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Smoky Kale and White Bean Soup: #SundaySupper

healthy smoky kale tomato and white bean soup, cooking for a crowd

Healthy, hardy soup packed with kale, tomatoes, and white beans to give you comfort on a cold day. Last night we went to a party to celebrate a milestone birthday of a good friend. He was turning 60 and his wife threw a party at a local restaurant. Forty of us showed up for the feast, fun, and laughter; and something more. While we sipped wine and noshed on crabcakes, a nearby screen flashed photos of his ...

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Farm Harvest Soup with White Beans

Harvest White Bean Soup : The Wimpy Vegetarian

First place contest winner: Hearty, filling vegetable packed soup with white beans (+ optional chicken) to keep you warm. The harvest. Hopes fulfilled. Dreams realized. A time to celebrate and share a bounty with family, friends, and neighbors, that was hard-earned. A time to cook, and for canning what you want to preserve for the winter ahead. Our harvest can be from our orchards, vegetable patches, or vineyards. But it ...

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Chickpeas, Garlic and Olives

Chickpeas, Garlic and Olives: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Healthy salad of chickpeas, garlic, green olives, and parmesan cheese, simply dressed with olive oil and lemon juice. This week I closed a chapter in my life, and was caught off-guard by the nostalgic feelings it raised in me. Like when you’re watching a movie, say a comedy, and an unexpected bittersweet moment grabs at your heart out of nowhere, and your eyes suddenly well up. It was a surprise because the event was the ...

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