Mashed-potato-stuffed peppers

Beans, beans, the magical fruit We all know the song, but our dear friend Harold McGee puts it slightly more tactfully: “Several chemical constituents of beans are responsible for an uncomfortable, sometimes embarrassing consequence of eating legumes: the generation of gas in the digestive system” (On Food and Cooking, 486). Why do beans have this

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Cornbread casserole

Feeling curdley? My sister’s in town, and we both love cornbread an absurd amount. Unfortunately, even we can’t convince ourselves that cornbread on its own is a balanced, full meal–but if you put a bunch of vegetables and beans underneath, it totally is. This was essentially the reasoning behind last night’s dinner, a spicy would-have-been-chili-if-it-were-soupier

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