Healthy Recipes

National Bean Day!

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You know what they say…Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart….

With that in mind, we have our favorite Bean Recipes for you to enjoy today. Don’t forget to rinse them first!

THE TRADITIONAL WAY TO RINSE

1) Sort through the beans to remove any stones or debris.

2) With the beans in a colander, rinse them well with cold water, running your fingers through to reveal any more bits of dirt.

3) Transfer the beans to a large bowl filled with enough cold water to cover them by 2 inches. In hot weather, prevent the beans from fermenting by refrigerating while they soak.

4) Soak for 4-24 hours, until the beans have swelled to double their size.

5) Before cooking, drain the soaked beans and rinse once more before cooking the beans in fresh water.

THE QUICK-SOAK WAY TO RINSE

1) Rinse and pick over your beans for stones or debris.

2) Place beans in a pot and cover with 2-inches of water. Over high heat, bring to a boil, boil for 1 minute, remove from heat, cover pot and let sit for 1 hour.

OUR FAVORITE BEAN RECIPES

Bean and Chicken Tostada Cups

Creamy White Bean Spread with Asiago Crackers

Seven Bean Salad

White Bean, Spinach and Couscous Soup

 

Traditional Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls

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We’ve all heard the about Chicken Soup for the Soul books, but how do you cook a book? With this simple and superb recipe for Traditional Chicken Soup, a pot chock full of fresh vegetables, herbs, chicken and of course, tender matzo balls, you’ll have a bestseller in every bowl.

Click here for the recipe

Apple, Carrot & Ginger Smoothie



This vitamin-packed apple, carrot and ginger smoothie, the perfect combination of sweet and slightly spicy, will fill you up and power you through the day.

Ingredients

½ cup apple juice
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
¼ cup applesauce
¼ tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp kosher salt
4-6 ice cubes

Directions

Place apple juice, carrots, applesauce, ginger, cinnamon, salt and ice cubes in a blender. Blend for 30-60 seconds until well combined. Pour into a tall glass and serve immediately.

Serves 1