This is a fast, easy vegetarian meal idea.
Enjoy the fresh flavours of summer's best in this easy, colourful salad. Beans, corn, tomatoes and lime.
Both beef and turkey provide you with vitamin B6; the kidney beans are a prime source of folate; the tomatoes give you vitamins C and E; and the onions, capsicums and corn give you more vitamin C and folate.
This recipe is based on a traditional Caribbean favourite that is often made with red kidney beans, which are called peas in Jamaica — hence the name of the dish. Red capsicum has been added for extra vegetable content and a small amount of lean bacon lifts the flavour.
This colourful soup is inspired by the spicy and complex flavours of chilli con carne. Full of delicious vegetables and served with tortillas and a refreshing salsa, it makes a healthy main course soup.
The unbeatable bean is a great low-fat, high-fibre protein source that's rich in folate (and other B vitamins) as well as minerals, including iron, potassium and magnesium.
This Mexican-inspired chilli is sandwiched between layers of cheesy polenta and baked into a savoury vegetarian casserole. Extra chilli can be garnished with shredded cheese, chopped spring onions, a dollop of sour cream and a splash of Tabasco sauce and served with cornbread for an easy meal.
This easy, one-pot dish of root vegetables and pinto beans makes a nourishing winter main course and it needs no accompaniments.
This fantastic chilli beans recipe has been honed over 15 years of cooking laziness - prepared in 5 minutes and aged to perfection in a slow cooker. Stir it every couple of hours (if you're in the house) to help fuse flavours and eliminate any pot-sticking. Perfect for use with nachos, tacos, dips etc. You can use a tin of lentils instead of the vegetarian mince.
A lovely dish that is easy to make and tastes great. Brown the meat first as this gives it flavour a slow cooker just cannot achieve.
An easy bean recipe for the slow cooker, with only a few ingredients and simple spices. Good to eat as is with rice or in tacos or nachos.
There are tons of delicious spinach salad recipes out there. But this recipe holds a special place in my heart. We have been eating this in my family for years. My auntie contributed this spinach salad to a charity cook book, and we have all been sucking in the spinach with gratitude ever since. The original recipe contained fried bacon pieces. I substitute this for kidney beans, which is a fantastic alternative for vegetarians. You still get the protein, and also the splash of red colour.
This is a recipe that I got with my slow cooker but,, as with all my recipes, I have tweaked it a little. Also I sometimes leave adding the chilli till after it is cooked so I' can take out the kids' portions beforehand.
The addition of a little cocoa adds richness to this hearty beef stew. It's perfect for a cold day and takes almost no time in a pressure cooker.