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Slow Cooker 3-Bean Chilli

By On September 14, 2015

When I returned from Berlin last week, I’d decided that summer was over. September to me means cardigans and jumpers and layers and cups of tea and hot, hot dinners. Unfortunately Edinburgh… Read More


3 Bean Cilantro Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

By On May 17, 2013

It’s the middle of May, so Spring really SHOULD have sprung by now wherever you are in the world! (Apart from the Southern hemisphere…sorry about that.) With that in mind, today’s recipe… Read More

Black beans

Leftover Chili Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

By On April 12, 2013

This is, without a doubt, one of the easiest lunch items you can make; or rather, it’s a recipe that has the greatest return on investment. Thrown together in 5 minutes, it’s… Read More


Spicy Kidney Bean Patties

By On March 21, 2013

I am pretty certain that everyone in the world loves bean burgers. Even the heartiest meat eater can have their head turned by a juicy bean patty, which means they’re fantastic for… Read More


Vegan Quesadillas with Refried Beans, Balsamic Red Peppers and Avocado

By On February 16, 2013

While scanning the shelves of my local grocery shop thinking of what to make for breakfast, it suddenly struck me that I hadn’t had quesadillas in actual YEARS. Years! That’s it: To… Read More

Beans, Peas & Lentils

Patacone Chilli Cups

By On July 29, 2012

If you come to Panama, one of the first things you’ll eat is a plateful of patacones. These little local delights are basically fried plantains, smashed flat with some kind of utensil,… Read More


Chocolate Chili Sin Carne

By On April 23, 2012

Chili is a pretty serious mainstay of vegetarian cooking, because it’s so easy to cook with lentils or beans and because it is one of the best comfort foods know to man.… Read More

Beans, Peas & Lentils

$2 Meal Week day 3: Baked Sweet Potato with Spinach and Beans

By On March 21, 2012

I think I’ve cracked this budget thing: dried beans. You can get about a houseful of dried kidney beans for about 20 cents at the moment, and all you need to do… Read More


$2 Meal Week day 2: Jack’s Barley Stew

By On March 20, 2012

When I knew that I was going to be taking part in Codewe’s $2 A Day Challenge, and attempting to live on $2 a day, as over 20 million Ugandans have to,… Read More

Refried Beans Bagel

Refried Beans Bagel

By On October 27, 2011

Last weekend Putin went up to Montreal for a few days to celebrate graduating (congratulations Putin!). The upside of this for me is that he, of course, brought back some of those… Read More