Santa Maria-Style Beans

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This Central California-style barbecue side is a perfect dish to showcase the beauty and flavor of heirloom beans.

Red Lentil Dal with Caramelized Onions

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Redolent with spices and bursting with flavor, this Indian-cuisine staple is a comforting dish at the end of a long day.

Improvised Lentil Soup with Bacon & Juniper Berries

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Lentil soup is easy to improvise on a chilly night. Even better, it's hearty enough to serve as a main dish.

Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Sage Pesto & White Beans

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Spaghetti squash, sage pesto and white beans combine for a hearty meatless entree or side dish.

Nourishing Hoppin John

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Our version of hoppin' John features brown rice for an even healthier start to your new year.

Edamame Spread

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A super-quick and tasty hors d'oeuvre from simple pantry and freezer ingredients.

Lia’s Black Beans

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These have become our favorite beans to accompany Latin American meals. Tender, creamy and full of flavor.

Mississippi Caviar with Black-Eyed Peas & Cider Vinaigrette

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This zesty, summery dish comes together in a flash when you use steamed, ready-to-eat black-eyed peas and precooked brown rice. A perfect summer salad or side.

Spanish-Leaning Spinach and Chickpea Dip

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I waffled about whether to name this 'hummus' or 'chickpea dip', but ultimately thought it veered far enough from tradition to go with the latter. It is, in any case, delicious. If you've ever had any doubt as to the strength of pounded garlic, this little dish will set you straight.

All-Purpose French Lentils

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Our lentil recipe is the little black dress of dinner -- simple, elegant and always just right. Keep green lentils on hand to make this anytime.