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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Shrimp and Red Beans Creole

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Cooking with California Dry Beans is an oldie but goodie cookbook. Unfortunately, it is no longer in print, but I have made it my mission to cook and share the recipes f...
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Meet our Featured Dietitian Stephanie McKercher

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Stephanie McKercher is on a mission to end calorie counting. Instead, this food lover and registered dietitian from Denver, Colorado, believes in eating mindfully, cooki...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

To Soak or Not to Soak…That is the Question.

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Dry beans...do you soak them and if so, a hot soak or a cold soak? People often ask whether beans can be cooked without soaking first. I've been reading a few articles o...
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Meet our Featured Food Bloggers Melissa & Marcus King of My Whole Food Life!

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Melissa and Marcus King are the cooking and creative duo behind My Whole Food Life website. Melissa is the creator, photographer and primary writer for the website and ...
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Meet our Featured Chef and Dietitian Abbie Gellman!

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Abbie Gellman loves beans so much that she even incorporates them at least twice a week in the breakfasts she prepares for her family!   After having spent time on Wal...
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Meet our Featured Food Blogger Jackie Garvin!

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Meet our Featured Food Blogger Jackie Garvin of Syrup and Biscuits! A Southern gal through and through Jackie Garvin of Syrup and Biscuits invites you into her websit...
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Soups On…Bean Soup That Is!

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The New Year has hit most of the country with weather that has us longing for some comfort food. Soup has always been a comfort food for me, whether it’s chicken soup ...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Meet our Featured Dietitian Serena Ball!

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Serena Ball, co-creator of the website The Recipe ReDux, a registered dietitian and health blogger community, likes the new and trendy way to use the bean brine from gar...
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Oh How I love Black-Eyed Peas

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Guest writer Jill Nussinow,MS, RD is The Veggie Queen and served as a guest blogger, expressing her love for black-eyed peas and her pressure cooking methods! I can...
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Black-eyed Bean Waffles or Muffins…you choose!

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Do you call them black-eyed beans, black-eyed peas, cow peas, or goat peas? Whatever you call them this one-eyed legume is a very versatile and nutritious little bean. E...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

ENTER TO WIN!!

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Enter To Win! Click on this link http://woobox.com/7wff5k to enter to win a $700 Amazon gift card and an Insta Pot Electric Pressure Cooker! How do you cook the good ...
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Bean Tarts!

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Queijadas de feijão or bean tarts are a delicious custard tart commonly found in the Azores Islands and Portugal. Our Bean Sack blogger, Marilyn, has this recipe on her...
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Meet our Featured Dietitian Emily Kyle!

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Emily Kyle, founder of Emily Kyle Nutrition, is always looking for new ways to encourage her patients at Highland Hospital to get more beans into their diets. Emily love...
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

It’s Always a Good Time for Bean Soup!

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There is nothing more satisfying than a great bowl of soup with crunchy bread when there is a chill in the air. Soup warms you from the inside out - and is a great comfo...
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Meet our Featured Dietitian Alexandra Caspero!

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Alexandra believes that beans are one of the healthiest foods! As the owner of Delish Knowledge, her goal is to make healthier eating simple and accessible. Alexandra is...
Thursday, October 13, 2016

October is National Chili Month!

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Yes, there is a month set aside to celebrate chili, the food not the country! Here at California Beans, we like our chili to include beans, lots, and lots of beans! Ther...
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Meet Our Featured Dietitians…The Nutrition Twins!

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Tammy Lakatos Shames and Lyssie Lakatos, “The Nutrition Twins®,” love beans so much that they can’t choose their favorite variety! In their practice as registered...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

We’re sending Our California Beans to Alabama for the Annual Butter Bean Festival!

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Butter Beans and cornbread are a quintessential Southern tradition, so with that in mind, back in 2006 members of the Palmerdale Homesteads Community Center decided to o...
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Who doesn’t love Butter Beans and Cheese?

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We are celebrating Butter Beans (Large Lima beans) this month! Did you know that nearly 100% of the dry Large Lima beans sold in the United States are grown in Californi...
Friday, August 26, 2016

Meet our Featured Chef J Jackson!

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Chef J Jackson, a private chef based in Washington, D.C., started experimenting in the kitchen at a young age. But it took a successful — but unfulfilling — career i...