Bean Feast

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Today we’re having a Bean Feast, it’s one of our favourite dishes and so simple to make that I thought I’d share the recipe. The Waffle Towers larder has a large selection of beans, such as haricot, black-eyed, pinto, chick peas (are they beans?!), today we’re having chick peas and black-eyed beans. You will also need a pack of spice mix, (Bloke chose Old El Paso Roasted Tomato and Pepper), a tin of chopped tomatoes and a knob of butter.

Melt the butter in a casserole pot, ours is a rather heavy cast iron enamelΒ (like this one but in volcanic orange), known affectionately as Magic Pot πŸ™‚ , drain the beans and add to the casserole, stir to coat, then add 2 teaspoons of spice mix, or to taste. Give it a good stir to coat the beans, then add the tin of tomatoes with a splash of water to rinse the tin out. Bring almost to the boil, then put the lid on, take off the hob, and leave for the rest of the day. Oh did I mention it’s best to make this first thing in the morning? Well it is, because then the flavours develop, I call it percolating, but I’m not sure that’s the right word!

In the evening, at nomming time, put the beans on to warm through. Cook some plain long grain rice, about 6oz, I do ours in the microwave, doesn’t take too long. Then drain and rinse the rice and add to the beans. Grate some cheese, this is Bloke’s job, he likes to feel useful, bless!

Then serve the beans and rice mix with cheese sprinkled on the top and NOM!Β Enjoy πŸ˜€

 

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4 thoughts on “Bean Feast

      1. I guess the body adjusts to a higher fibre diet πŸ™‚

        I found that in my days of being vegetarian – well, Piscarian really, as we lived by the sea, and fish were in abundance then πŸ™‚

        I’m afraid it was bacon that ultimately drew me back to a real omniverous diet – I was at a friend’s house, and she was cooking it, and the smell of it cooking just became too much! Lol

        Hubby has always stayed true to his roots and, when we were both able, would grow, and catch, his own food, including, I have to say, the aforementioned bunnies!

        He was a bit like the Native Americans, and would only kill to eat, and thanked each creature for giving their life for him. People laughed at him, but he had a natural afinity for nature, and never took it for granted πŸ™‚

        We grew and picked most of what we needed from around us, and my freezer was always full of the fruits of both sea and land: vegetables, fruits, and protein – and even nuts in the right season πŸ™‚

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  1. We do eat some meat, it depends on what our bodies are screaming for!! I would love to grow my own veggies, but considering I can barely get out of the door, let alone down to the garden, it ain’t gonna happen anytime soon! We try to eat as healthily as we can, and my portions are getting so small you can barely see them on the plate, though I’m not losing weight, my body is a bit…erm…alien, doesn’t work like normal humans LOL!! XD

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