Recipe Journal

Note: Many of these recipes are in my Khadi Recipe Journal, begun about 6 months into the pandemic.  Not all recipes here are bean recipes, but many many are!

I’m a fanatic… heirloom beans are the best things!  Why did I wait until the pandemic to try Rancho Gordo’s heirloom beans?

Others grow and sell beans… The farmers markets have them, and they look a little funny sometimes, (fava beans still in the pods).

Thankfully, you can get them from Rancho Gordo through mail order, and they are the best beans in the world!
** Sometimes you have to wait for new beans, but this means they are fresh!  Give them your email and they tell you when a fresh crop is up! **

BTW, now that I have become a bean fanatic (before I simply I liked them but was not a fanatic) I know a Great Truth: Only when you are looking for good beans will you be able to see good beans!

Anywho, we started our serious bean exploration journey during the pandemic and we will be eating beans until the end of our days!

I published Pandemic Recipes: At the Beginning, A Prayer at the beginning of Covid.  I always have my journal open when cooking; I make notes and sketch while things are simmering and bubbling along.  Having a journal waiting for me allows me to be ready for the time when I have it, and I don’t have a lot of time.

This page links you to my recipes and musings about food and cooking and of course, my journey of falling in love with beans.  I’m not a pro, just enthusiastic and like to make art about what I am enthusiastic about.

Always organic or non-GMO, humanely raised. It matters!

Rancho Gordo White Lima Beans

Rancho Gordo Eye of the Goat Beans

Rancho Gordo Cassoulet Beans, the First

Rancho Gordo Best Cassoulet Beans, the Second

The other day I added a chopped sweet potato to this mix in the last 45 minutes.
Sweetened it in a good way, another option.

Rancho Gordo Yellow Eye Beans

My only failure, but I learned a lot… mostly that soaking Rancho Gordo beans really speeds up their cooking time and so my beans didn’t have time to cook their
pot liquor down.  They were still good because I served them in different ways.

Rancho Gordo Santa Marie Pinquitos

These beans smelled like fresh grass when I opened the bag. Now I am smelling ALL my bags — but so far none have smelled like these!  Heaven in a bag!

Rancho Gordo Flageolet Beans

Rancho Gordo Ayocote Morado Beans

Rancho Gordo Midnight Black Beans

.☾ .☾ .☾.☾ .☾ .☾.☾ .☾ .☾.☾ .☾ .☾

Recipes outside my Khadi Journal

Hot Blackened 2-Pepper Beans and Rice

Chicken Curry with Great Northern Beans

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