Archive for the ‘Beans’ Category

Product Review: Trader Joe’s Country Potatoes

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

We tried these Trader Joe's Country Potatoes With Haricots Verts & Wild Mushrooms for a side dish earlier this week. They cooked up quickly in a skillet, and were a very tasty and easy side. The combination of sliced potatoes, green beans, and a mix of mushrooms, including ...

Turkey and Black Bean Chili

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

This easy, quick, hearty one pot meal hit the spot tonight. I made it extra mild for our guests, but if was just Shaun and I, I would have added a chile in adobo or two and some cayenne pepper. Sorry for the somewhat blurry photo. Our ...

Chicken Burritos

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

I made my usual beef and bean burritos with ground chicken, and it turned out quite well. The lighter meat worked quite nicely with the spices.

Growing Washington CSA – Week 1

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Growing Washington's Community Supported Agriculture Boxes have started this week. Yay! Here's my first box: Honey Sticks - NW Sampler Thyme Cherries-Rainier Cherries-Rainier Dried Heirloom Beans Free-Range Eggs Lettuce-Butterhead Baby Turnips Asparagus The cherries were a good batch, especially for so early in the season, and they're already gone - we ate them right out of the bag. ...

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Friday, February 10th, 2012

This is a quick and easy meal that uses leftover chicken. I used meat leftover from my beer braised chicken (about half a chicken's worth). You could grill up a pound of skinless boneless thighs or breast and chop it up if you don't happen to have leftovers ...

Cassie’s Turkey Chili

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

This is a variant of my chili that uses ground turkey instead of ground beef. It's a little bit healthier without sacrificing any flavor or heartiness. It was a great meal for a chilly November evening. Cassie’s Turkey Chili Makes about 8 servings 1 tbsp canola oil 20 oz ground turkey kosher salt ...

Pork and Black Bean Stew

Monday, November 7th, 2011

This is a take-off from my ham and black bean soup. It's a lovely warming stew for a drizzly fall evening - warming with both the temperature and the spice :-) We both really enjoyed this, and it'll definitely make some repeat appearances throughout the fall ...

Cassie’s Skirt Steak Chili

Monday, October 10th, 2011

This is another variation of my usual chili recipe, this time using skirt steak instead of ground beef. The chunks of beef were a great addition, and something I'll definitely do again, but something about this bean combination was just a bit off, so I'll try something different next ...

Vegetarian Chili

Friday, September 30th, 2011

This hearty crockpot meal is great for a fall day. I brought this into work for a potluck and cooked it all morning at my desk. One of our bosses is a vegetarian, so I wanted to make sure that he had something tasty and filling too ...

CSA Box, Week #4

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Week 4 of my Growing Washington CSA :-) This week's delicious looking box is below. This week's haul: Flowers Dried Heirloom Beans Garlic Scapes Arugula-Cut Lettuce Mix x2 Squash-Raven x2 Peas-Sugar Snap x2 Peas-Snow Peas Broccoli x2 Beets-Red Ace x2 I also got about 5 pounds of cherries (Rainier Cherries and Strawberry Rainier Cherries) from the Precision Fruit stand ...