All posts tagged: beans

Roasted Sage, Squash & Cannellini Bean Dip

Halloween party preparations have begun in our house, and this one’s a beauty!  It’s Peanut Squash… no?  Perhaps you know it as Delicata Squash… ok… Sweet Potato Squash?  No, I hadn’t heard of it either but it’s one of those, that when it’s roasted is velvety.  It’s got that softly sweet squash flavour and a rich texture, which is great for this dip.  I’ve roasted it up with sage, olive oil and salt & pepper and added some cannellini beans to make the dip.  It’s got a subtle roasted flavour and it’ll make a delicious addition to the Halloween table tomorrow.  Alongside pretty much everything else you might have seen on pintrest or instagram over the past couple of weeks!  Woohahaha… Ingredients:  200g Roasted Squash 10 fresh sage leaves 400g tinned canellini beans (drained) 1 tsp mixed herbs 2 cloves garlic (to keep the vampires away) 100mls Olive Oil Salt & Pepper Handful of pumpkin seeds (dry toasted) A Small Culinary pumpkin to serve (optional) Method: 1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C. 2. Slice the …

10-Bean Vegetable Cobbler with Cheddar Scone Topping

This is a really hearty one-pot dish.  My mum used to make beans to go with sausage and mash and this reminds me of that meal!  It was one of my favourites!  Although I don’t eat sausages any more, beans (in one form or another) are a staple, and our little girl loves them too.  This dish is warming, if you’re using dried beans it takes a while, but it could be made very quickly if you opt for canned beans.  The cheesy scone topping makes it a sort of stew / pie hybrid.  For me it’s better than either!  The bottom of the scone topping will absorb the cooking juices and the top will be pure cheesy scone.  The best of both worlds.  If you have a favourite scone recipe definitely use it… And any of the vegetables could be substituted with whatever is seasonal, or available in your fridge! Ingredients: For the filling: 250g 10-bean mix (or equivalent canned or other dried beans) 2 leeks 3 cloves garlic 1 jalapeno pepper (or a …