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Sunday, October 3, 2010

White Bean Wonderful

It's Sunday night. I've had a nice mellow day (SO grateful for the muggy heat to end) full of church, bike ride, coffee & Bible, and now MLS soccer on the tube as I make dinner.

I adapted a recipe from Vegetarian Times (whose recipes are always great -- I just didn't have all the ingredients) and am now sitting in a food coma on the couch.

This was a classic fall seasonal meal, if you are prone to sticking with what is growing in your garden or local CSA...

1 can white beans (I used cannellinis from Trader Joe's)
2 roasted poblano chiles (roasted mine this afternoon over my gas stove... thank you Fairview Gardens for beautiful chiles)
1 cup vegetable (or chicken) broth
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground cumin
favorite hot sauce (I use Picamás, which I bring back from service trips in Guatemala -- and now get from my friend Michelle... Picamás is all flavor, no fire, for this white girl)
1/2 c fresh or frozen corn (I cut mine off a cob of corn from Fairview)
1/2 c fresh cilantro (again, from Fairview)
2 tsp lime juice
1/4 c sour cream, milk or plain yogurt
white cheese

1. Bring beans, chiles, broth, oregano, cumin to a simmer in saucepan over medium heat. Cook 15 mins, stirring occasionally.

2. Stir in corn, cilantro, lime juice, hot sauce. Season with salt & pepper.

Right before serving, stir in some sour cream/milk/or yogurt - maybe 2 tbs. Your preference. Top with more cilantro and some grated cheese.

If you are a planner-aheader, make some corn bread, or in my case, eat some gluten-free bread. It's a happy bread week for me -- I discovered a VERY reliable bread machine mix: Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Homemade Wonderful Bread Mix. Not gonna lie -- I nearly teared up when I pulled it out of my machine last night... nicely browned, solid (but not leaden, like many gluten-free breads), full (not sunken in the middle, like my past attempts). WORTH EVERY PENNY.


  1. Pamela's Products Wheat-Free & Gluten-Free Bread Mix

    I would say this is the best bread we found. The recipie sounds great going to have to try it.


  2. I've used their pizza dough, but not this... may have to branch out.

  3. Kel, don't worry. I will keep supplying you with picamas if you'll cook me a meal when I come to visit : )

  4. That makes me so happy, Amiga Mia! Love & miss you so much.

  5. Just tried the recipe tonight...it was delicious!! White beans aren't my favorite but this was so good!! I did add more cilantro and a LOT of lime juice. We had it with fresh corn bread..yummy!! Thanks for the recipe Kelly. Now if it would cool down, it might actually be soup weather. We miss you! Must have a date soon!!

  6. I'd love to see you and the clan... let me know!