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by Caitlin Saniga

White bean and mushroom soup

Joel’s mom has always recommended blending down white beans in a soup to create a thicker, creamier texture. This is the first time I’ve used that trick, and I’m a fan.

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by Sarah Steimer

Greens with pasta, artichokes, salame and beans

I grabbed a beautiful bag of greens (grown in the city!) at a farmer’s market recently and wanted to highlight it beyond just throwing them in a bowl. The salame can be optional here, I honestly just had a craving! It could certainly be made meatless and have the same impact.

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by Caitlin Saniga

White bean-spinach dip

In a hummus rut? This spinach-bean dip mixes up the routine with a dash of color.

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by Sarah Steimer

I've got every shade of green you need in this burrito. This was also one of my first times cooking with black kale, which is less dramatically curly than its more popular cousin, but has (in my opinion) a slightly more earthy taste. It's delicious and just really beautiful.

I’ve got every shade of green you need in this burrito. This was also one of my first times cooking with black kale, which is less dramatically curly than its more popular cousin, but has (in my opinion) a slightly more earthy taste. It’s delicious and just really beautiful.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Peach-barley salad with cannelini beans and basil

I’ve been very into chilled grain salads lately. Give me barley, red quinoa or black rice and stir in little bits of summer produce, and I’m a happy girl. This sweet and savory dish hit the spot.


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by Sarah Steimer

If you don't think you'll finish all of this dish in one sitting, do not combine the Brussels with everything else. This way you can roast the Brussels for a second time as leftovers without having to roast the entire dish (likely drying it out).

If you don’t think you’ll finish all of this dish in one sitting, do not combine the Brussels with everything else. This way you can reheat the sprouts in the oven by themselves without drying out the other ingredients.

  • 15 medium-large Brussels sprouts
  • olive oil
  • sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups cooked cannellini beans (about 1 can)
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled or cubed
  • leaves from 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • pepper

Rinse the Brussels sprouts in a colander. Trim the ends of the Brussels and cut in half, length-wise. Remove the outer leaves and discard (these leaves will usually fall right off after cutting the sprouts in half).

In a glass or tin baking dish, toss the Brussels in a few teaspoons of olive oil and a few pinches of salt. Roast at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Toss the sprouts and roast for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until browned and slightly crisped.

While the sprouts are cooking, combine the beans, feta, tomatoes and thyme — tossing carefully so as not to break up the cheese too much.

Add the warm Brussels sprouts to the bean mixture and gently combine. Drizzle with a little extra olive oil and a sprinkle of fresh pepper before serving.

Makes about 4 servings as a side dish.

Recipe adapted from: in pursuit of more.

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by Sarah Steimer

The onion, red pepper and garlic base to this dish is a pretty powerful starting point – so don’t lose it to weak tomatoes. If you buy your tomatoes at the farmer’s market see if you can try a taste first.

  • 1/2 large white onion
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 15-ounce cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup – 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 2-4 slices of good bread, sliced thick
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • parsley or basil, for garnish

Chop the onions and peppers very finely – OR – pulse the vegetables a few times in a food processor for the fine mince, being careful not to puree.

Heat a medium or large pan over the stove, then add a few tablespoons of olive oil. Once the oil is warm, add the onions and peppers and season with the salt and pepper. Sauté until the vegetables are very soft. Add the garlic and tomato paste, stirring and cooking for a few minutes more.

I didn’t add the rest of the broth so mine was a little dryer than I think most ragouts. Next time I will definitely use all of the broth.

Add the beans and about 1 1/2 cups of the broth to the pan, stirring to remove any vegetables that may have gotten stuck to the pan. Allow the mixture to cook over medium heat until about half of the broth has evaporated. Mix in the sliced cherry tomatoes and the remainder of the broth, unless you prefer a less runny mixture.

Drizzle the slices of bread with olive oil and, if you please, rub with garlic. Place the slices under the broiler in the oven until well-browned.
Remove and sprinkle with a few tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Stir the rest of the cheese into the bean mixture.

Spoon the bean and tomato mixture over the slices of bread and garnish with the parsley or basil.

Serves 2-4.

Recipe adapted from: Epicurious

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