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Quick and delicious to make for a week night dinner. This is a staple in my family. A can of black beans, a cucumber and a couple tomatoes chopped up. Combine with cilantro green chilies and lemon juice. Salt to taste and ready to eat. Sometimes I wrap it up in a tortilla along with tandoori chicken for a satisfying crunch!
A round pool full of happy little chubbies swimming.
Summer was, all through my childhood, spending time at Grandma's house.
My grandmother, an excellent cook, always prepared the best complete menu for the whole family. Starter, main course, and a delicious dessert. My goodness! My grandmother's homemade ice cream... (but that's another story).
Anyway, no matter what the menu of the day was, always at Grandma's house, you would find the same appetizer: beans in oil.
My grandmother used to serve the beans in oil in an old round ceramic casserole barely blue. It had a small broken grimace, where my grandmother would put a spoon in exactly the same way so that nobody would notice the breakage.
As soon as the pot was placed in the centre of the table, the fantasy began, the pool opened its doors crowded with happy little Chubbies swimming away one by one.
Baked beans are one of my favourite comfort foods. In Eastern Canada, a traditional winter activity is to visit a "cabane à sucre", or sugar shack where they produce maple syrup. Part of the experience is a meal where foods like sausages, eggs, pancakes and baked beans are enjoyed in a communal setting! Traditionally, these beans are baked with lard but this recipe is vegetarian for all to enjoy!
As a family with 5 children, I would cook with a lot of food with beans in it. Unfortunately, my oldest son did not like beans until I found a recipe for Cowboy Beans. Wow! This changed it for him. He loved them! (Funny how a the name of the recipe made such a difference, haha!)
This recipe is probably 100 years old. I named it after my grandmother, who I called "Honey". This was her mother's recipe. Her mother came to this country from the Azores in 1904, as a widow with 5 children. She brought the oldest, a son, and the youngest, my grandmother with her. As she earned money cooking on Ranches in the San Francisco Bay Area, she was able to bring her other three children to the United States.
I never knew they had "Pink Beans" as this recipe calls for. I was sure the local market wouldn't have them, but there they were. My husband loves these beans and he says he has never tasted anything like them. I serve with some crusty garlic bread. Always delicious.
Adzuki beans are used in Japan to make a sweet red bean paste called Anko. Anko can be used in many traditional Japanese sweets. Growing up, adzuki treats of all kinds were always my favorite. This is my memory of my kitchen table growing up, the adzuki bean treats with the smell of fresh tea brewing.
This is a Greek Cypriot dish called Louvi. This is made with black eyed beans and spinach. Once in your bowl you add lemon juice and olive oil and it is great with fresh bread. This reminds me of my childhood days visiting family in Cyprus! Kali orexi - Enjoy!
"La Cazuela de Paisa" is traditional in the region where I was born in Medellin, Colombia. Made with red kidney beans it can be accompanied with avocado, "chicharron", ripe plantain, potato chips, hogao. The recipe has been passed down from generation to generation. A meal full of color and delicious ingredients typical of the Colombian Andean region.