Paul and Cori

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

radishes & beans

I never liked radishes (harsh and strong) or beans (too pasty).
Then we made an Asian Beef dish that you serve with a relish that is equal parts radish, cucumber and preserved/pickled ginger and those flavors go perfectly together. Last time we made this meal, there were a ton of radishes left over. In my haste not to waste food, I decided to put them in the crock-pot with other root vegetables. The radishes lost most of their harshness and softened in the long hours of cooking. I don't think I will ever make a pot roast without radishes again.
copyright: Cori 2010
I am still not a fan of beans, the only varieties I actually enjoy are green and garbanzo. We try to put garbanzo beans in as many different meals as possible to increase our fiber intake. These include obvious places you would look for beans- chili, soups, hummus... and other places you may not- lasagna, Spanish rice and meatballs. These meatballs are made with cumin, paprika and spicy red chilies as well. They are excellent on top of spaghetti or on a sub sandwich with sauteed bell peppers and onions.
copyright: Cori 2010

copyright: Cori 2010
copyright: Cori 2010

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to need that meatball recipe, they look super yummy.