Beans and Lentils

Black Bean Soup

This last week in July marks the half way point for summer. Enjoy spicy black beans in the middle of summer or again in the middle of winter. I’m loving our new base for making black beans in the instant pot. We’re calling it the Golden Base.

Lentil-Orzo Casserole

Lentils are a great source of protein and only take about 20 minutes to make. Combining lentils with orzo, a short-cut pasta shaped like a large grain of rice, makes a casserole that you’ll want to eat a lot of.

Black Lentil and Vegetable Soup

Black lentils are smaller than black beans and have a deep, rich, earthy (though not dirty) taste.  They have a thicker skin that helps them hold their shape yet they are tender and toothsome.

Black Lentils from Scratch in the Instant Pot

New Orleans–Style Red Beans and Rice Recipe

New Orleans has a tasty Monday tradition known as Red Beans and Rice. Try our vegan version with stewing bell pepper, onion, carrot, mushroom, and celery with spices (allspice, cayenne pepper, mustard powder and more). The red kidney beans cook perfectly in the instant pot. This is a great alternative to chili.

Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Brown Rice

This black bean and rice recipe is so savory and flavorful and the leftovers are even better the next day. 

Smoky Black Bean Beet Burgers

Smoky Black Bean Beet Burgers

A summertime favorite, these are not your average veggie burger. Hearty, smoky and juicy, beet burgers are nutritionally dense and irresistibly delicious.