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Warm Lemony Navy Beans with Roasted Beets and a Mint Yogurt Sauce

What the heck do you do with a big bag of beets? This question was posed to me last year after my sister harvested a ridonculous amount of beets from her garden.

“There are all kinds of things to do with beets,” I answered. “You can roast them and freeze them, pickle them, grate them and freeze them for future, make beet and chocolate cake aka Red Velvet Cake, beet veggie burgers, beet salads….”

So when I was at a local farm a couple of weeks ago, I could not resist purchasing a big beautiful bag of dark purpleley crimson beets.

So now what do I do with them all? Funny when the tables are turned the question is a lot less easy to answer.

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By on August 5, 2011 in Beet, Blog, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Course, Recipes, Salad, Vegetarian, White Beans

Avocado White Bean Dip with Salt and Pepper Yam Chips

Avocados in our house don’t last long. Fear of them going bad is laughable. From the moment they are even close to ready one of us has our hands on it and in the belly it goes. If I plan to use them for a specific recipe, I better be vocal about it. Just because they were there when I went to bed and I plan to use them before lunch still doesn’t mean they’ll be there when I wake up. There’s no time of the day when avocados don’t seem to find there place on the plate.
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By on July 11, 2011 in Appetizer, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian, White Beans

White Bean, Sausage and Kale Soup

I have an embarrassing secret to share with the world. Ok, to my few dedicated readers. I am infatuated with my free magazines from my liquor store. Now those of you in Canada know that the government run liquor stores provide a magazine called Taste. It is beautifully laid out and supposed to inform the public of new products, product descriptions and seasonal boozy treats. What I think is great is that they put this magazine out quarterly, it’s free and it comes with 50, yes 50 free recipes that are all photographed beautifully (usually include alcohol, to entice the customers to buy more), all grouped together at the back so they are easy to find and wine paired. How great is that. So I am completely in love with my BC Liquor Store free magazine. I like it so much, I’d pay for it, but don’t tell them. It’s Canada, they would start charging for it. The only downfall is that it only comes out quarterly and if your not quick like a monkey they are all gone and they don’t bring more in. One print only. Now, I might be sounding a little desperate, but I hate when I’m not there fast enough and I have to wait an entire 4 months for the next one. I have even been known to drive around to other nearby town or liquor stores to see if they have any left. Yes I am a little addicted.  Now this is my 3rd recipe from the same magazine in 2 weeks. That’s saying a lot.

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By on February 9, 2011 in Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Soup, White Beans

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