Tag Archives: beans

October 12

The Best Vegetarian Chili EVER!

by Anjali Shah, The Picky Eater This Vegetarian Chili is my absolute favorite recipe. It’s one of the first I made when I was starting out as a home cook and hosting my first dinner party. I was super nervous about how it would turn out because I wasn’t used to making up recipes or […]

May 18

Warm Weather Calls for Tomato Products, Too

  Sharon Palmer, RDN Just because the days are longer and warmer, it doesn’t mean that you can’t rely on canned goods, such as tomato products in the kitchen. Stocking your pantry with economical, convenient canned tomatoes, pasta sauce, salsa, and tomato paste means you are ready to enjoy quick and healthy meals all season […]

September 22

Slow Cooker Chickpea and Lentil Chili

by Min Kwon, MS, RD During the cold months, there’s nothing more comforting and satisfying than a bowl of sweet and savory chili. And when it comes to chili, tomato is an indispensable ingredient in my opinion.  I mean, could you imagine this classic dish without tomatoes? Having a well-stocked pantry during this time of […]

July 31

5 Minute Black Bean + Salsa Tacos

by Jaime Ruisi So, I started this thing called grad school which consumes most of my life. But, good news is it has provided me with inspiration to create healthy meals in minutes…. yes, minutes! As a grad student, I come home hungry, or “hangry” is probably a better word. The only thing on my […]

June 07

Three Bean Chili

by Sara Oberle, RDN This Three Bean (vegan) Chili bodies what it means to be a simple and rewarding recipe that will keep you balanced, healthy, full and fueled. The combination of spices with the tomatoes, and the beans with the vegetables just creates a happy little ballet on your tongue that will have you […]

April 05

Pasta With Lentil Bolognese

by Deborah Mele Lentils are used in place of meat in this heart healthy sauce making it a great option for “meatless Monday”. I live in Umbria, Italy six months a year where lentils are a staple in this region’s diet. This recipe is typical of “cucina povera”, or Italian peasant cooking, and the combination […]

March 02

White Bean, Tomato and Ricotta Bake

by Jennifer Shea Rawn MS, MPH, RD Comforting. Hearty. Warming. Just four ingredients makes up this simple White Bean, Tomato and Ricotta Bake. It’s perfect when you want something a bit lighter and more protein-rich than your traditional lasagna or pasta dish. And it’s a dish we’ve been making over and over this winter, because […]

February 01

Tomato, Bean & Cheese Dinner

by Elena Natker RD I’m a dietitian. I love to cook, I love to eat…but let’s be honest – I’m not super creative in the kitchen. I have swaths of tried and true recipes, but for this Tomato Madness contest, I wanted to share with you one of the few dinnertime concoctions I made up on my […]

January 26

Very Veggie Pumpkin Chili

by Holly A. Larson, MS, RD There probably aren’t many things more belly warming than a big bowl of chili on a winter night. I love chili, and as a dietitian, think that this is a real winner as a place to add heaps of veggies. You should also know that I am a wee […]

January 24


by Julie Harrington, RD Pump up your pasta dish with colorful vegetables. Try this simple tortellini with tomatoes, white beans & spinach recipe for an easy weeknight meal.  This recipe was inspired by my boyfriend, Adrian.  Adrian and tortellini have long history. I learned from his mom that he literally would eat it every. single. day. […]