Wednesday, September 3, 2008

NPR and a Recipe and Cancer....what?

So, I am feeling quit like, well,...the stuff the dog leaves out in our yard.So, I am trying to stay awake (for Bug), and reading NPR (National Public Radio...I hope you know this), and found this wonderful recipe under "Healthy Lunchboxes". Sounds so easy and perfect for someone undergoing chemo trying to keep a health protein intake. Meat sounds gross most days, and I am struggling with the protein. So, I hope it is okay with NPR, I share this and point you back to it's source.

White Bean Puree

White Bean Puree
Andrew Pockrose for NPR

This dip is so fast and easy that I made it one morning while everyone else was still asleep. The recipe is adapted from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman (John Wiley & Sons 2007).

Makes enough for 8 lunches

3 cups cooked or canned navy or other white beans, drained but still moist, liquid reserved

Up to 1 cup bean-cooking liquid, vegetable stock or water

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

Add-ins: fresh herbs, fresh or roasted garlic, all to taste (Bittman recommends 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic; 15 to 20 cloves roasted)

Puree the beans in a blender. (Add as much liquid as needed to make a smooth but not watery puree.) Stir in the oil, salt and pepper and any add-ins you like. We used rosemary, thyme, parsley and fresh garlic.

Send dip to school in a tightly sealed, spill-proof container with cut-up veggies, crackers or baked corn chips.

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Healthy Eating!

1 comment:

Kent, Melisa,Tiana (and Coda) said...

Sounds YUMMY!!! I had hummus (similar I'm sure) today for a light lunch and it was grand! Glad it helped the tummy upset!