Minestrone Soup

I adapted this from an Israel cookbook, translated from Hebrew. Then tweaked – as I do. The quantity is a meal for 6-8 people. The original recipe used dried beans, but I’m lazy, but not so lazy that I use bought stock – made my own. Minestrone Soup Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  2 tablespoons oil2 ...

Brazilian Black Beans

Brazilian standard from Marina Gomes. Traditional black beans include some form of meat, but you can omit this. Tasty. Serve with rice. Brazilian Black Beans Marina Gomes Print Recipe Ingredients  Black beansBay leafOnionGarlic[Optional] Bacon salami, meatSaltOil Instructions Soak beans overnightAdd bay leaf to beans and cook in lots of water until beans are softCook onion, garlic, meat, ...

Beans Fried In Cheese

Interesting combination of cheese and beans. Serve with Spaghetti alla Putanesca.   Beans Fried In Cheese Wendy Evans Print Recipe Ingredients  Fresh/Frozen beans1 tablespoon olive oil3 tablespoons grated cheese Instructions Cook beans quickly, stop while still crunchyMelt oil and cheese in panTurn up heat and throw in beansStir franticallyThrow out of pan after 3 minutes

Hummus bi Tahina

Having lived in Australia for a few years I got used to having Hummus readily available. On my return to New Zealand I found I couldn’t buy it. So I made my own. I like some Tahina in the mix and I got sick of desperately searching for a Tahina recipe every time I wanted ...