A Beautiful Plate

Curried Lentil Soup in Bowl

Hope you are all hanging in there! As promised, I’m trying my best to focus on bringing you helpful recipes and resources during this difficult time. 

We’re limiting non-essential trips to the grocery store, taking stock of our pantry, and adapting as needed.

Since many of us are working with limited ingredients, I wanted to round up a list of my favorite easy bean and lentil recipes. Whether you working with dried lentils or beans for the first time or canned beans, I hope you’ll find ideas and recipe inspiration below. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out by email or through the comment section if you have specific cooking or substitution questions. I’m happy to help! 

For additional inspiration, be sure to explore my complete recipe and ingredient index.

Sautéed Beet Greens in Pan

Sautéed Beet Greens

Beet greens are delicate in flavor and can be prepared similarly to other leafy greens. This sautéed beet greens recipe uses only a handful...

Cooked Yellow Beets on Cutting Board

How to Cook Beets

This simple cooking tutorial teaches you how to cook perfect beets at home.  As we navigate this strange and surreal period ahead, my goal and...

Open Crumb in Artisan Sourdough Loaf

Artisan Sourdough Bread Recipe

My favorite everyday artisan sourdough bread recipe. For more visuals and guidance, check out my sourdough bread video series on Instagram. This post contains...

Bowl with Tofu Thai Red Curry and Fork

Thai Red Curry Tofu

This Thai red curry tofu is vegetable-forward, comes together quickly, and tastes like a lighter version of your favorite take-out dish.  Tofu tends to...

Basmati Rice Pilaf in Speckled Bowl

Basmati Rice Pilaf

Perfectly cooked, moist, and flavorful basmati rice pilaf prepared on the stovetop.  A few months ago, I shared our favorite coconut rice recipe. Today we’re going...

Black Bean and Rice Bowl

Instant Pot Black Beans

Simple Instant Pot Black Beans prepared from dried black beans, onion, garlic, bell pepper, jalapeño, and spices. These hearty and flavorful Cuban style black beans will...

Chicken Marsala

Healthier Chicken Marsala

This lightened up Chicken Marsala recipe is made with chicken cutlets, shallots, garlic, mushrooms, Marsala wine, chicken broth, and just a touch of heavy cream. ...

Mushroom Galette with Blue Cheese on Cutting Board

Mushroom Galette

Rustic and flavorful, this cremini and shiitake mushroom galette is filled with sharp blue cheese and wrapped in a flaky sour cream pastry dough....