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Friday, 28 November 2014
FOOD FRIDAY - BEAN SOUP
“Beans are the cornerstones of longevity diets around the world.” - Dan Buettner
A hearty vegetarian recipe today, perfect for cool weather and guaranteed to warm you up, while giving you a wealth important nutrients. Butter Bean Soup Ingredients 1 cup butter beans (dried white beans) 1 small potato 1 red onion 1 carrot 2 stalks celery 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon sweet, roasted paprika powder 2 cups water 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt, pepper to taste. Method Soak butter beans overnight, drain and cook in fresh water for about 2 hours or until soft (this may take longer if you haven’t soaked them). Chop onion, celery and potato. Sauté the onion in the oil then add the herbs and beans. Add the potato and water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for twenty minutes. Serve hot. Please share your recipes by using the Mr Linky tool below:
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