Sweet Potato and Black Bean Hash

Sometimes things with few ingredients work just right, and this is one of them.  The dish is inspired by one of my dear friends in Paris, who made a similar dish for a lazy brunch one weekend. In this version I've added black beans and omitted the squash - although a mix of sweet potato and squash also … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Black Bean Hash

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Should you be eating more protein?

Protein has been getting a lot of airtime recently. It's the one nutrient we're all becoming more aware of, and yesterday I posted a link to research from Canada suggesting its time recommendations on protein needs are updated. How much? Current guidelines say we should be eating about 0.8 grams per kilo of body weight, so if you weigh 60 kilos, that's … Continue reading Should you be eating more protein?

Black Bean Soup

I'm currently in the throes of a love affair with black beans, which no bad thing since I'm in spending this month in Guatemala. Served with eggs for breakfast, avocado at lunch and rice or tortillas at dinner, a saucepan of black beans can last for several days, becoming the basis for many different meals - soups, stews, chilli, and … Continue reading Black Bean Soup