Red Bean Cakes

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey I’ve been wanting to cook with Adzuki beans since photographer Chia Chong had me taste a moon cake 2 years ago. This seemed like the perfect time to try. I started with a basic recipe from Bob’s Red Mill and gave it a spiced up makeover! The... Read More »

1 Bean Soup 4 Ways

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey I love a bean soup –it’s the duct tape of soups. I encourage you to make a big pot of this “base” recipe and then have fun turning it into something else by adding different flavors! I’ve included 3 of my favorite ways to take it to... Read More »

Loaded Bean Burger

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey I am a carnivore. You don’t come from a hog farming family and not like a piece of bacon. But, when it comes to a burger…make mine vegetarian. I’ll order a vegetarian burger from any restaurant menu I see. I love this recipe for it’s simplicity and... Read More »

Mister Bean

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey As it’s “Bean Week”, it’s only fitting that we celebrate the Mister in Mr. Bean. Do you remember Mr. Bean? That peculiar tv character played by Rowan Atkinson in the 1990’s that became a world wide sensation and still lives on in animation form. Mr. Bean is... Read More »

Magic Beans

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey Feature photography: Cedric Smith Music: Miniature Tigers I’m not sure if giraffes eat beans, but I want to believe they do…when they’re magic beans! I’m kicking off bean week with beautiful papier maché giant beans and a little weirdness. Join me all week as I share delicious... Read More »
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