De Ma Cuisine



July 2013



Hot Diggity and Beans

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BraisedBeans3We love themed dinners around here. Often on Saturdays we’ll have something basebally (that’s totally a word… right?) to eat while we watch the game. Since we’re usually watching from our living room, if we want a hot dog to eat, we’ve got to cook it ourselves.



The hot dogs that we eat come from Llano Seco Organic Pork. If I’m going to eat a hot dog, this is the one I’m gonna have! I think what I like the very best about them: I can pronounce all of the ingredients on the list (the first two being organic pork and organic beef) and there are no nitrites or nitrates added (“except for those occurring naturally in sea salt and celery powder”). Winner! (PS They also sell bacon. It is literally the best bacon I have ever had. Ever.)





Along with those hot dogs are some Braised Beans. They cook long enough to get a little creamy and so so so thick. Mmmm, better than you could get at the ballpark I think (although I’ll admit that there’s just something about that ballpark food that’s so yummy… we just won’t talk about what’s really in the nacho cheese, ok?!).

Happy Eating!

Braised Beans

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Braised Beans
Recipe Type: Side
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
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Serves: 4-6
  • 2 C dried cranberry beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 C green beans, chopped
  • 1/2 C daikon radish, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 T honey
  • 2-3 C vegetable stock
  • 1/4 C tomato paste
  • pinch cayenne
  • pinch ginger
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 T molasses
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • juice from 1 lemon
  1. After beans have soaked overnight and been drained, cover with water and boil for 1 hour.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients except lemon juice. Bring back to a boil, then simmer for about 2 hours, or until beans are fully cooked.
  3. Add lemon juice.
  4. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.



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