Easy Chicken and Black Bean Burritos


Filled with chicken, beans, salsa, and spices they took no time to put together, and disappeared just as quickly. The ingredients are basic and easy to keep stocked for the perfect last minute go-to meal.

Bush’s Beans Grilled Potato and Cannellini Bean Salad


Grilled potatoes and onions pair perfectly with creamy cannellini beans, and a simple mustard based vinaigrette. I was surprised at the flavor packed in such a simple dish. And easy too!

Easy Bean and Cheese Flatbread


This past year I’ve kept ingredients on hand for making cracker pizzas: crispy individual pizzas that are baked in no time. The kids have really enjoyed making their own versions for dinner or even as a great after school snack. I revised the Easy Bean and Cheese Flatbread recipe from Bush’s Beans to use the thinner tortillas we use for the cracker pizzas.

Cucumber and Chickpea Salad

Cucumber Chickpea Salad Recipe

Dill mingles with lemon, lime, garlic, parsley, red wine vinegar, and olive oil to create a zingy and fresh marinade for cucumber, Bush’s Beans Garbanzos (otherwise known as chickpeas), celery, tomato and red onion in this light chickpea salad.

Mushroom and White Bean Tart


Today I’m sharing with you one of the recipes we made while in Montana, the BUSH’S® Wild Mushroom and White Bean Tart. Don’t let the name fool ya. It’s really easy. If you’ve never worked with phyllo dough before, other than keeping it from drying out (cover with damp paper towels or dish cloth while working) it’s not difficult, and the dough is very forgiving. And it’s actually fun–it’s like playing in the kitchen.

Black-Eyed Pea Cake Redux


Earlier this year I had the privilege of traveling to Napa with Bush’s Beans to cook alongside those I now call friends. Late last week another group of bean lovers descended on The Culinary Institute in Napa once again to learn more about the versatility of the bodacious bean. Along with Connie Guttersen, and Andy… 

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Bush’s Beans & Bloggers too!

Beans are yummy. Beans are nutritious. Beans are bodacious. I’ve been blogging about beans for a long time. In fact, just one month after launching She Wears Many Hats last year, I posted one bean recipe each week, for a month. The series was called, The Bodacious Bean, and it began with a simple, basic Black… 

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Warm Layered Black Bean Dip

Layered Black Bean Dip

This past weekend I decided to create my own version. It was easy, with simple ingredients. And not only did we eat it as a dip but topped our chicken burritos with it – yum! You’ll need black beans, ancho chile powder, cumin, salt, pepper, cilantro, poblanos, olive oil, tomato, corn and cheese. Of course, add or subtract any ingredients as you like.

A Blackeye Pea Salad or Dip (aka Redneck Caviar)


Here’s a simple side dish or dip that’s healthy and full of flavor, Blackeye Pea Salad, otherwise known as Redneck Caviar. It’s quite addicting, to say the least. AND pretty light in the calorie department too, which is always a good thing.

The Not-So-Caesar Caesar Salad Dressing

Lighter Caesar Salad Dressing

We all know beans are a great source of protein, fiber, iron, magnesium and many other nutrients. But did you know that, according to the Mayo Clinic, beans are packed with phytonutrients that may help prevent chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer? That’s pretty remarkable. My recent trip to Napa was full of cooking and… 

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