Tuscan Bean Soup

Leftovers, I love them; but I know there are people out there, shockingly, who don’t like them. If you repurpose your leftovers into something new, they really aren’t leftovers, but a whole new meal that can be completed more quickly. When I make dinner, I always try to figure out what to do with the… Continue reading Tuscan Bean Soup

White Bean Dip

Last minute guests dropping by? Want to give your wrap or sandwich a little lunchtime love? Want to switch up your usual refried beans and tortilla chips? Stock this White Bean Dip in your fridge and it will do triple (or more) duty. This dip is a great: super-easy and super-quick to make. Not only does it… Continue reading White Bean Dip

Tuscan White Beans (a recipe from Dario Cecchini)

Going to Dario Cecchini’s in Panzano in Chianti is always fun. While getting there may cause a little dizziness as you navigate the switchbacks that climb up and down the hills in the Chianti area, once you get there, the only dizziness you may feel is from taking in the scene that is the butcher… Continue reading Tuscan White Beans (a recipe from Dario Cecchini)

Black Beauty Bean Soup

If you don’t have a slow cooker, run out and buy one now. No, like right now. I love my slow cooker. It comes in handy for preparing dinners while you work and has the added benefit of making your house smell fabulous when you walk in the door. This is a great recipe for the… Continue reading Black Beauty Bean Soup

Porchetta Fried Rice (a dinner reboot)

East meets Italy in this global twist of an Chinese classic. Dinner reboot – Taking some leftovers and turning them into a new meal that does not at all resemble the original meal. In this meal we are going to use leftover rice, leftover porchetta and some ingredients we always have in the house to… Continue reading Porchetta Fried Rice (a dinner reboot)