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Update: A Year of Beans

So, I didn’t keep up this blog. Oh shocker? 🙂 Work kinda got in the way (we shipped it though! earlier this week! see OpenAlex if you are curious 🙂 ) BUT I did keep gathering bean recipes, and kept cooking beans. I cooked a total 301 bean recipes in 2021. !!! I also keptContinue reading “Update: A Year of Beans”

Vegan Meringue (Airy and Perfect!)

(image credit) My 14-year-old daughter made these meringue cookies with our hand mixer, and we can’t stop eating them. She said were really easy to make, and is planning to make them again 🙂

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.

February: Chickpeas!

(image credit) My daughter and I aren’t the biggest fans of chickpeas, at least not relative to other beans. Because of this, when lightly contemplating the idea of Focusing On A Single Bean For A Whole Month, it felt smart to assign chickpeas to the shortest month, February. I’d forgotten how versatile chickpeas are though.Continue reading “February: Chickpeas!”

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”

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.

Roasted Black-Eyed Peas

(image credit) You’ve probably heard of roasted chickpeas, but these give them a run for their money. I’ve made them twice in the last week. Made one batch with some leftover honey BBQ rub seasoning. They were great. Made another with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Also great. Made a third with smoked paprika, salt,Continue reading “Roasted Black-Eyed Peas”

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.

Minced Beef with Black-Eyed Beans

(image credit) Yum, another winner right here. I chopped the onions and tomato very fine, and it all kind of melded together into a very satisfying flavor combination. More comfort food. Recommended.

Black Eyed Peas in Onion Curry

(image credit) In contrast to the previous yummy curry, this one tasted watery and raw and not good at all. Nobody in my family liked it. I liked the sound of the recipe, and the story behind it, but yeah nope.

Black eyed peas curry recipe (Gujarati chawli curry) Lobia

(image credit) I liked this curry a lot. It was easy to make, and different — just a smooth sauce. I’d cooked the black eyed peas a long time in the pressure cooker so they were very soft, and the curry overall was a nice soft comforting texture as well as tasty.

Black-Eyed Pea Pie

(image credit) Ok this is delicious. Really, really good. Basically a spinach pie but with sausage, and some beans. Yum. We have a mushroom-disliker in the family, so we skipped the mushroom layer. I used hot Italian sausage instead of chorizo. I used all baby spinach and didn’t remove any stems. It took a fewContinue reading “Black-Eyed Pea Pie”

Black-Eyed Pea Soup

(image credit) Pretty boring recipe title, but yum so tasty. This has been one of our favourites thus far. I used two big cans of diced tomatoes, undrained, and a small can of green chilis, undrained. I rounded up on all the dry seasonings and the Worcestershire sauce. Otherwise made it just as is. EasyContinue reading “Black-Eyed Pea Soup”

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!


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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