Beans

Lentils in Marinara

servings: 8

Adapted from NY Times Magazine, March 17 2002

1 1/2 cup green lentils
(try soaking/sprouting first)
1 bottle dry white wine

2 each bay leaves

1/4 cup olive oil

2 cloves garlic, diced

1 each jalapeno, seeded and diced

2 tbsp. dry oregano

1 16-oz can tomatoes

3/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/2 cup flat parsley, chopped

Spicy Chickpeas with Ginger and Thyme

Serves 4

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 onion, chopped

2-1/2 cups cooked chickpeas

6 tomatoes, peeled and chopped

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

1 teaspoon dried thyme

Pinch of chile pepper

1 teaspoon fresh, grated ginger

1/3 cup water or vegetable stock

Sea salt (~1/2 tsp.) and pepper

1. Heat the oil gently in a large saucepan or wok.

2. Add the cumin, coriander, garlic and onion.

Maya's Black bean-sweet potato Burritos

40 servings

4lbs, (8 1/2 cups)  dry black beans
3/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup + 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
15 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1.5 pounds (2 ¼ qts) onions, chopped
3 tablespoons cumin
3 cups celery
3 cups green peppers
1 tablespoon thyme
9 pounds yams, peeled, diced
1 1/2 cups orange juice concentrate
1 tablespoon orange peel
50 8 inch tortillas
3 gallons water

soak beans in water over night. drain and cook in lots of water until tender (30-40min after boiling). drain.

saute ginger, garlic, onion in oil until softened.

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