Category Legumes

Lamb Shanks, Lentils and Red Wine

1 lb black lentils (french/puy lentils can be used instead) 5 lamb shanks 1.5 vidalia/sweet onions, finely diced (or red onions) 4 cloves of garlic, minced 3 carrots, halved across the length 1 stalk of celery, halved across the length 2 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp pork lard (optional) bottle of red wine (such as… Continue reading

Peasant Stew (a simple cassoulet)

Fall brings braising back into my kitchen, and my favorite thing to braise is pork shoulder. Not only does it make a spectacular meal in it’s own right, but it gives you the perfect material for follow-on dishes, whether chili or tacos or in last week’s case, a cassoulet-inspired peasant stew. There are a myriad… Continue reading

Summer Three Bean Salad

When picnic season rolls around, this is always my most requested dish. I’ve had a number of requests to update the recipe here, so with no further ado: The Basics: 1 can kidney beans, rinsed (1) 1 can chickpeas, rinsed 1 can black beans, rinsed 1 green pepper, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped half a… Continue reading