Tag Archives: bean

Mung Beans with Basmati Rice

This dish was inspired by the Indian comfort food khichdi, which if I understood correctly can mean quite many things depending on the region and the cook, and is also known as kitchari especially among the ayurvedics in the US. It makes use of rice with some variety of pulses to form a complete meal, […]

Black Bean Stew

Just a simple black bean stew, very comforting and lovely on a winter’s day. Our pressure cooker allows us to make bean stews on a whim – no soaking and thus no planning ahead is required. This stew made a nice lunch with a few slices of rye bread. If it was cooked in a […]

Black Bean and Sunflower Seed Croquettes with Tomato-Sage Sauce

These croquettes were made with simple ingredients that we almost always have around the house. Black beans, sunflower seeds, and pink peppercorns were the main components here, but lemon juice, sesame seeds, and ground coriander added a lot of flavor as well. Pink peppercorns and coriander are both fragrant and delicate seasonings, and they paired […]

Cuban Black Bean Soup

When me and Heikki were travelling in Cuba, black bean soup was one of our favorite vegan foods. Staying at casas particulares, renting extra rooms from people’s homes, we had the advantage of sampling Cuban home cooking the vegan way. We could always explain what vegan food was, and could be sure that our beans […]

Chipotle Seitan and Bean Chili

This was a tasty dinner; crumbled seitan and mixed beans in a smokey chipotle tomato stew, wrapped in a soft corn tortilla along with garlicky cumin soy yogurt sauce and cubed cucumber. It’s pretty hard to find smoked chipotle chilis in Helsinki, in fact I’ve never seen them, so I just used a cheap Pirkka-brand […]