This Jamaican rice and peas one pot dish is a great side dish to a larger Caribbean meal. In Jamaica the beans used for this dish are called 'peas' hence the title. Serve with meat, fish or just by itself.
This is a dish from the Eastern seaboard of America, where the pork and beans are traditionally simmered slowly in an earthenware casserole. It is the kind of dish that you can prepare ahead and leave to bubble away while you tend to other things. Baked jacket potatoes and crusty bread are perfect for soaking up the delicious sauce.
Meaty sausages are simple to cook, succulent and juicy, and when combined with diced vegetables and tender Puy lentils they make a hearty meal with a healthy balance of nutrients.
Try this quick idea for an easy, nutritious, bean-based meal that the whole family will love.
Most recipes for baked beans, especially those that come in tins, are extremely high in sugar content. With approx nine teaspoons per tin, this is way too much sugar for those unfortunate sufferers of diabetes type 2 and awkward for type 1 with judging their insulin levels. As a result most diabetics shy away or sometimes go for a reduced sugar and salt version. I hope my recipe, diabetic spicy baked beans with sausage and smoked bacon, will help. I think it absolutely rocks, not just in taste but also style. Served with a small bread roll or slice of toast. Mmmm!
Nourishing lentils are great value and very good for you. The warm spices and rich coconut milk combine to create an intoxicatingly flavoured dish.
A comforting and nutritious vegetarian main course served topped with succulent, lightly caramelised onions.
Butternut squash, green beans and sweetcorn make a superb combination in this fast and tasty stew, based on a Native American dish. Serve with crusty bread.
This bean, pepper and chorizo stew is a great winter warmer and a meal in one pot, which is also relatively low in carbs.
Enjoy the taste of the Mediterranean with this vegetarian pie. It's packed with vegetables and chickpeas cooked in red wine with tomatoes and Italian herbs, and is topped with a Parmesan, sun-dried tomato and fresh basil mash. Serve with a seasonal green vegetable, such as Savoy cabbage, for extra vitamins and minerals.