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Chickpea Salad With Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh Herbs

(image credit) In contrast to two other fantastic salads this week (one, two), this one was disappointing. Was it because I’d used canned chickpeas instead of dry ones that I’d lovingly cooked in my pressure cooker? (4 cups water + 1.5 tsp salt for every cup of chickpeas, 61 minutes on high then natural release)Continue reading “Chickpea Salad With Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh Herbs”

The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe {Ever} and Aquafaba Swiss Buttercream and Raspberry filling

(image credit) Chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream icing, raspberry jam filling. It was our 20th wedding anniversary this week. My husband John and I loved our wedding cake, oh so long ago. In fact, for the first few years after we got married, on our anniversary I bought a mini cake from the baker with theContinue reading “The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe {Ever} and Aquafaba Swiss Buttercream and Raspberry filling”

Quick Pasta and Chickpeas / Pasta e Ceci

(image credit) Is the magic of this recipe the olive oil? The rosemary? I’m not sure, but magic it has. Warm and satisfying and also delicious as leftovers. I used the shells in a box of Amy’s Mac and Cheese, worked great. I used dried rosemary instead of fresh. Delish, will make again.

The Best Healthy Crunchy Chickpea Cookies (Gluten-Free)

(image credit) I’m not sure if the title of this recipe is accurate, but I plan on making a bunch of chickpea cookies this month to test it out 🙂 These were a strong start! Very coconut-y. Quite crispy. Overall a strong entry. That said, not the end-all-be-all of cookies, so looking forward to futureContinue reading “The Best Healthy Crunchy Chickpea Cookies (Gluten-Free)”

Lobia tikki

(image credit) Made some black-eyed pea fritters that were a lot like Akara, but Indian instead of West African. They are made of already-cooked chickpeas, so had a bit of a smoother, less-fresh taste. Great flavour though, especially with the chutney. I forgot to add the chickpea flour initially (I think it is mentioned inContinue reading “Lobia tikki”

Black Eyed Peas: Vietnamese Sweet Rice & Bean Pudding – Che Dau Trang

(image credit) My family is a big fan of sticky rice pudding at Thai restaurants (often with coconut cream on top, and/or served beside some ripe mango), so when I saw this recipe for sticky rice with black eyed peas I knew we had to try it. My grocery store didn’t stock glutenous or stickyContinue reading “Black Eyed Peas: Vietnamese Sweet Rice & Bean Pudding – Che Dau Trang”

Cheesy, Creamy Black-Eyed Peas

(image credit) Bacon and cream. Pretty much guaranteed success from the get-go, this casserole. I didn’t have any jack cheese on hand, so just upped the cream cheese to use the whole package and skipped the cheese on top. Fantastic.

Guyanese Cookup Rice

(image credit) This was good. We made it with a combo of chicken drumsticks and chicken breasts. I like the crunch of slightly-cooked cabbage, and the coconut added a nice flavor. Solid 4/5, only suffering because we’ve had a few things we’ve liked better recently.

Sweet Black Eyed Peas Sundal (Kaaramani Vella Sundal)

(image credit) Made some black eyed pea dishes over the last few days, so time to catch up! This dish was different — a salty and sweet snack, with coconut. Fun to try, though I didn’t find myself reaching for the leftovers. Did try it on vanilla ice cream — not quite as good asContinue reading “Sweet Black Eyed Peas Sundal (Kaaramani Vella Sundal)”

Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk and Ethiopian Spices

(image credit) Our previous recipe took a well-trod path to my family’s heart: tomatoes and sausage. This recipe, however, took more risks. My husband John had to track down Ethiopian berbere seasoning at the local specialty food store. Totally worth it though, it was amazing. I used a full can of coconut milk and cutContinue reading “Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk and Ethiopian Spices”

Black Eyed Peas with Fresh Dill, Olive Oil and Orange Slices

(image credit) I read about this traditional recipe from Crete. Very different flavour profile than I normally cook, so I thought would be a fun experiment. The recipe author published a slightly modified version for the Instant Pot, so I followed that recipe (I have a multi-cooker electric pressure cooker. It came out before InstantContinue reading “Black Eyed Peas with Fresh Dill, Olive Oil and Orange Slices”

Texas Bean Bake With Ground Beef

(image credit) My family loves sweet smoky BBQ, so they are really enjoying this Texas Bean Bake With Ground Beef. Used black-eyed peas (cooked in slow cooker) and a can of pinto beans and a can of “baked beans” (I forgot to look what kind they were). I’ll be making it again!

Dave’s Georgia Black Eyed Peas

(image credit) The traditional Southern prep for black-eyed peas is with ham, corn bread, and collard greens. Collard greens are pretty hard to find in Vancouver so skipped those (could have substituted with kale I guess but substituted with eating more chocolate instead). I picked this black-eyed peas recipe because not only do I wantContinue reading “Dave’s Georgia Black Eyed Peas”


This is a blog about beans. I’m Heather. I started eating a much more high-fiber diet a few months ago (fall of 2020), and have found myself obsessed with beans since then. When one is obsessed the natural next step is to start a blog, so here we are! I’d never enjoyed cooking very much,Continue reading “About”

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