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Butternut Squash Black Bean Quinoa

Butternut Squash Black Bean Quinoa

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Things have settled down since all the anticipation of Thanksgiving and the actual holiday. It’s one of my favorite long weekends of the year from the cooking and the leftovers to the lounging and the

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Ingredients
  • 2 medium or 1 large butternut squash (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
Black Bean Chili

Black Bean Chili

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Growing up in Cincinnati, my definition of chili was different than everyone outside the city limits. Cincinnati chili is a mix of ground beef, tomatoes and beans served over spaghetti. I think of it more

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 chipotle, roughly chopped, plus 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
Chickpea Kidney Bean Snap Pea Salad

Chickpea Kidney Bean Snap Pea Salad

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Summer is the season when the oven should be off more often than it is on.  I can’t say that I’ve been following this rule. My obsession with roasted tomatoes is in full swing. I

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Ingredients
  • 1-15.5 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1-15.5 ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac
Corn Edamame Succotash

Corn Edamame Succotash

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I am seriously considering changing Last Ingredient to a tomato and corn focused blog. Yep, it’s specific, I know.But I am coping with a total obsession with those two ingredients. Right now it feels like

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Ingredients
  • 3 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper plus more for serving
  • 1-1/2 cups shelled edamame, cooked
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered, if large
Pesto Barley with Scallions & Cannellini Beans

Pesto Barley with Scallions & Cannellini Beans

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My husband likes to joke that if wasn’t for me he would eat spaghetti every night for dinner. Honestly, there are many nights when I give him options, and he still picks spaghetti.  We’re compatible

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup walnuts plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 ounce Parmesan, grated, plus more shaved for serving
  • 1-1/2 cups basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

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It never fails that you need a vacation after your actual vacation. Don’t get me wrong. Going away to explore a new place is inspiring. It is invigorating to take a break from your regular

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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper plus more for serving
  • 1-15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-15 ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-15 ounce can navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onions
Pasta with Baby Greens, Beans and Walnuts

Pasta with Baby Greens, Beans and Walnuts

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For my usual weeknight pasta, I like to keep things simple with spaghetti, even though, I admit, it can be a bit boring. When I stick to my routine, I don’t add to my random noodle

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Ingredients
  • 12 ounces short pasta (farfalle, rotelle, fusilli, orecchiette, penne)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1-15 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 ounce grated Parmesan plus shaved Parmesan for serving
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

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Always on my Sunday to-do list during the fall and winter months is to make a giant batch of soup that will last through the week Then I am set with lunch and/or dinner no

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup trimmed green beans, 1/2-inch long
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
Sweet Potato Skins

Sweet Potato Skins

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I consider myself to be a professional snacker. As much as I try to resist the cracker and chip aisles at the grocery, I can’t stay away. It doesn’t help that my son share my

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Ingredients
  • 5 small sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 scallions, sliced thinly, white and green parts separated
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup black beans
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

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By now I know I could make chili in my sleep. I’ve had a vegetable & bean-heavy version, along with a few variations that deviate from my standard recipe, on repeat since the first chill in

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Ingredients
  • 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 2 4-ounce cans diced green chili peppers
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thighs, or both
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Three-Bean Chili

Three-Bean Chili

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Whenever I feel even the slightest chill in the air, I have an immediate craving for soup. My desire for soup is more strong when I’m getting impatient about it actually feeling like fall. My

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Ingredients
  • 1-15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-15 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-15 ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced