Recipe Box

White Bean Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette January 30, 2007

Filed under: salads,vegetarian — bonny @ 6:04 pm

1 red bell pepper

4 – 6 green onions

2 c cooked great northern beans, or navy beans

1 c cooked garbanzo beans

1 c cooked barley

1/2 c Italian dressing

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tbsp dried cilantro

2 tsp sugar

2 tsp olive oil

Chop vegetables, combine with beans, barley, and dressing ingredients.  Chill several hours before serving.


Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars January 23, 2007

Filed under: cookies, bars and candies — bonny @ 2:52 pm

3 c Rice Krispies

3 c oats

1 1/2 c raisins

1/2 c sunflower seeds (or flax seeds, or other chopped nuts)

1 c honey

2 c  natural peanut butter

 1 tsp vanilla

1 c chocolate chips (optional)

combine cereal, raisins, sunflower seeds and chocolate chips in a large bowl.  Heat  honey in a pan over medium heat, until it comes to a boil.  Remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla, stir until peanut butter is melted.  Pour over cereal mixture, mix well.  Press mixture into an oiled 15x10x1 inch baking pan.  When cool, cut into squares.


Eggnog Pancakes January 13, 2007

Filed under: breakfasts — bonny @ 2:52 pm

1 egg

1 c flour (I triple this recipe, and usually use 2 c white flour, 1 c ww flour)

3/4 c egg nog

2 tbsp vegetable oil

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

Beat egg until fluffy; beat in remaining ingredients just until smooth. 

Pour 1/2 c spoonfuls of batter on heated, well oiled griddle.  Cook both sides until browned. 


Black Bean Burgers January 10, 2007

Filed under: main dishes,vegetarian — bonny @ 11:00 pm

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 c cooked brown rice

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 beaten egg

2 tbsp salsa

1 c whole wheat bread crumbs


In a large bowl, mash beans with a fork.  Add remaining ingredients,  mixing well.  Drop by 1/2 cupfuls onto an oiled skillet, flattening to 1/2 inch thickness.  Cook over medium heat 4 – 5 minutes on each side, or until firm and browned.


Dirt Balls

Filed under: cookies, bars and candies — bonny @ 10:51 pm

1 c almonds

1 c pitted dates

1/3 c raisins

3 tbsp cocoa or carob powder

1 tsp vanilla

Grind almonds in food processor.  Add remaining ingredients and pulse until mixed.  Form into balls (best if slightly chilled before forming).  Great chilled or frozen.


White Bean Soup w Thyme January 3, 2007

Filed under: soups — bonny @ 1:17 pm

This is another recipe from my friend Nicke.

1 lb Great Northern beans, soaked overnight

2 tbsp oil

2 carrots, chopped

2 onions, chopped

1 tsp thyme

1 pinch red pepper flakes

2 can chicken broth (26 oz total)

1 quart water

1 meaty ham bone

Rinse beans and set aside.  Saute carrots and onions in oil until onion is translucent (approximately 10 minutes).  In stockpot, put the vegetables, beans, broth, water, spices and ham.  Bring to a boil, and simmer 1.5 hours, or until beans are falling apart.  Remove ham bone from soup and defat and debone the ham.  Add chopped  ham meat to the soup.  Can put half the soup throught the blender, for a thicker, creamer soup.



Filed under: main dishes,vegetarian — bonny @ 12:59 pm

1 can garbanzo beans, drained

1 onion

1/2 c parsley

2 cloves garlic

1 egg

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp coriander

1/2 tsp salt

dash pepper

1 pinch cayenne pepper

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp olive oil

1 c ww bread crumbs

In food processor, chop garbanzo beans, onion, parsley and garlic.  Mix in remaining ingredients.

Shape into 8 balls or patties.  Fry in olive oil, or bake on a well oiled baking sheet, until golden brown and crisp on both sides. 

Serve w tahini, hummus or cucumber sauce.