Posts tagged ‘beans’

January 23rd, 2014

“Three Sisters” Squash Soup {Vegetarian}

by Chrissy

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What is “Three Sisters” you ask? In the Native American culture, squash, corn and beans are known together as the “three sisters”. I bet they don’t fight like sisters, though. They are all perfect complements to one another.

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I don’t know if you have ever had the pleasure of enjoying “Three Sisters” Stew, but it is quite tasty. The Whole Foods nearby, introduced the two of us and we’ve been great friends ever since.

This is the soupy version, because …

January 23rd, 2013

Hoppin’ John

by Lauren


Possibly the strangest name for a dish, ever. Yet also possibly one of the tastiest dishes, ever.

I tried to look up how the name was derived and in a nutshell, it’s unclear. It could have been named after a hobbling old man named John who sold black eyed peas in the South but it could also just be a catchy a name. Use your imagination!


Ready for a little LYK history lesson?

This oddly tasty yet simple dish began …

September 10th, 2012

California Huevos Rancheros {for 1}

by Chrissy

This is my new best friend. I would like you to meet Señor California Huevos Rancheros. He really knows how to make you smile.

Speaking of best friends, my best friend from high school  just got married this past weekend and she couldn’t have been more beautiful… see!

And of course I’ll comment on the food… it was literally the best wedding food in the history of mankind. When you have surf ‘n turf, ahi, apple pie, cake pops, mini … Read more...

August 29th, 2012

Labor Day BBQ: Homemade BBQ Sauce and Bacon BBQ Baked Beans

by Chrissy

I bring to you part deux of the Labor Day Weekend BBQ series.

Now what you are about to see is a total BBQ home-run. Seriously, don’t forget to add these next few items to that list that you started yesterday.


Feast your eyes upon this.

As much as everyone loves Bush’s can of baked beans and the most lovable talkin’ golden retriever that you’ve ever seen to go alongside the must-have side dish, I say no. Partially … Read more...

February 22nd, 2012

Roasted Cauliflower-White Bean Dip

by Lauren


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Cauliflower is not my favorite vegetable and I’m willing to bet it’s not high up on your healthy foods list either.
It’s sort of an albino broccoli imposter if you ask me.

I wouldn’t be caught conscientiously picking it up off the veggie tray to dip in some kefir ranch dressing. I’d definitely opt for the pea pods, tomatoes or carrots first.

It goes without saying though, that this Roasted Cauliflower-White Bean dip is an exception to … Read more...