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Honey and Spice Eggplant/Aubergine

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Here’s the recipe. If I were to make this again, I think I’d replace the lemon juice with lime.

Warm Corn and Bean Salad

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I cooked too many kidney beans one day and needed to use the leftovers, so I made a variation of rice and beans with vegetables without the rice.


  • 400 grams cooked and rinsed kidney beans
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 250 grams corn kernels
  • 1/2 green chili (optional)
  • 1/2 pimenton or other sweet red pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 spring onion (scallion) – green part only
  • a few sprigs of coriander leaf (cilantro)
  • salt to taste


Dice the onion finely. Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium-low and add the onion when it is warm. Cook the onion slowly until soft and beginning to brown, stirring frequently.

While the onion is cooking, chop the sweet pepper and the chili and set them aside. Chop the spring onion and mince the coriander leaf.

Add the sweet pepper and chili pepper to the onion. Cook until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the corn, kidney beans and taco seasoning. Adjust to taste with taco mix and salt. Cook just until the beans and corn are warmed through.

Serve garnished with the chopped coriander and spring onion.


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I used this recipe for this thick soup.



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I made this mildly sweet porridge using agave syrup in place of honey to make it vegan.


Gigantes Plaki

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There are many recipes for this dish. I mainly used this recipe, but I left out the celery, which is not included in most recipes. I used a pressure cooker to cook the beans so that they only required 20 minutes, and substituted some of the fresh mint with dried mint because I didn’t have enough fresh mint.



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This thick bean soup with tomato, carrot and plenty of olive oil is one of the numerous ways I make soup with dried beans. Unlike the author, I opted to pressure cook the beans until they were mostly done, then simmer them further with salt so they would absorb the flavour. When they were soft, I mashed a few with a spoon to thicken the broth. I used black-eyed beans as I had them on hand. I find this dish very tasty.





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I followed this recipe for this hearty spinach, lentil and bean soup. The soup can easily be made vegan by leaving off the yoghurt topping; it is still tasty like this.