Friday, January 23, 2009

tuscan braised beans

Here's another one from the upcoming cookbook. Whether you’re a harrowed stay-at-home mom or Wall St. broker with zero cooking skills, you’ll find yourself whipping up these tasty beans often. They take only about 5 minutes of hands-on time. Pack some in a container for lunch with an extra drizzle of good extra-virgin olive oil and a sprinkling of nutritional yeast. Enjoy a salad or a piece of fruit afterwards, and you’ll have eaten much better than you would have at the food court.

Foster Kitty Update

Buttons is finally thinking outside the box. I disassembled the crate yesterday, so she is now free to roam the apartment. Currently, she only ventures out to snoop at night. Progress is definitely slow, but she's 100% better than when she was staying in the bathroom. I had to laugh the other day when she kicked Pablo off the top of their little green tower– she has some feist in her after all. Here, Buttons and Pablo make nice and share the tower [She's inside]. Get your dibs in quick if you're interested in adopting this sweetie!


Here's Pablo, mesmerized by last week's snow fall. [For some reason, Bossa Nova never took to sitting on the windowsill.]

23 comments:

TavoLini said...

Beans are definitely up my alley. Pablo looks very interested in that snow!

buffalodick said...

Beans are going in the chili tomorrow at the cook- off!

VeggieGirl said...

Fabulous beans!!

Love Pablo :-)

aTxVegn said...

Sounds like Buttons is making herself at home.

I made these beans last night and they are delicious!

Cynthia said...

Happy New Year!

Vegetation said...

Mmm those beans sound wonderful! And I'm glad buttons is settling in more and more. Pablo is just adorable watching the snow!

Amey said...

yay! buttons is on the move!
I'm so glad to see that she is getting confident enough to boss Pablo around. Ha!

dee said...

Wow! The beans look great and sound delicious. I can hardly wait to try them. When is the book coming out? Buttons Van Gogh is progressing beautifully with the help of her old street buddy, Pablo. Best of l!uck

mamapasta said...

beans are a delicious fuel when it's snowing outside, it's so cold in your streets!

Emmie said...

Oh adorable adorable cats! I dreamt I adopted a pink kitten called Marshmallow, if only it were true!

Dreena said...

I look forward to this recipe... falling securely in the "harrowed stay-at-home mom" category! :)

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Cuuuute kitty!

Also, I love beans. I don't have much more to say than that, but anything with beans in it = awesome.

Tanya Kristine said...

my girlfriend got two girls saturday....sailor and peanut. i wish i could have a cat. kody would eat it.

DJ said...

I love the sound this dish - with a bit of crusty garlic bread on the side, mmmm....

River said...

Aww, Pablo is the best therapy Buttons could ever ask for! He's always right there with her. I hope she finds a home as wonderful as yours!

KleoPatra said...

YUM. And go kitty.
xo to YOU

Bianca said...

White beans are my favorite! And nooch sprinkles make everything taste better.

Buttons sounds like a sweetie!

Peace, Love and Veganism said...

Wow - I am so glad you took Buttons in! Good for you :) The four kittens my neighbor and I rescued are enjoying their new homes this winter - I know she will find one soon!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Aw, they both are adorable!

thumbbook said...

Delicious beans to warm the tummy, and lovable cats to warm the heart...awww!

La Vita Deliziosa said...

I love tuscan beans, and yours are so interesting.

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