Articles with 'whole grain baguette'

Creamy Cannelini Beans & Kale Soup with Herbed Garlic Toast


Creamy Cannelini Beans and Kale Soup

  • 1 1/2 cups cannelini beans soaked overnight
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 4-5 kale leaves, chopped
  • 4 cups water, vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • Sea salt and black pepper (to taste)

Discard soaking water from beans and cook with 3 cups fresh water.  Bring to a boil and skim off any foam that rises. Add bay leaves, cover and lower heat to simmer for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Add 1 tsp. sea salt and continue cooking 30 minutes.  In a separate pot, saute onion and garlic in olive oil for 2-3 minutes.  Add kale and cook until wilted.  Add 4 cups chicken stock, rosemary, and thyme.  Add the cooked beans (puree 1/2 the cooked beans in a food processor before adding to the soup pot to achieve a creamy soup consistency). Bring all ingredients to a boil, then lower heat to medium and cook 10-12 minutes.  Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste. Garnish with Herbed Garlic Toast.

Herbed Garlic Toast

  • 1 small whole grain baguette
  • 2-3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • ½ tsp. dried rosemary
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350°.  Cut whole grain baguette into ½ inch thick round slices.  Put the sliced bread onto a baking sheet and drizzle generously with olive oil.  Sprinkle a little bit of minced garlic, rosemary, thyme and oregano onto the bread.  Season with sea salt and black pepper.  Place into the oven and toast the bread until lightly browned (5-7 minutes).

(36 votes, average: 3.39 out of 5)

White Bean Bruschetta on Whole Grain Baguette



  • Whole grain baguette, sliced into 1/2 inch thick diagonals
  • 1 1/2 cups white beans (navy, great northern, cannelini), pre-cooked (can use rinsed canned beans)
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and diced
  • 4-5 basil leaves, minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. champagne or white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Preheat oven 350°
Place bread onto a baking sheet
Drizzle olive oil on sliced bread and season with sea salt
Bake 5-7 minutes or until crispy
Put pre-cooked white beans into a mixing bowl
Add diced tomato and basil
Whisk olive oil, vinegar, and garlic
Add sea salt and black pepper to taste
Pour olive oil dressing onto bean mixture and combine evenly
Spread one or two tablespoons of beans on top of toasted bread

(5 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Sauteed Shallots & Chicken Liver on Whole Grain Baguette


  • 1 tbsp. grass-fed or organic butter
  • 2 shallots, peeled and diced
  • 1-2 pinches dried thyme or 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp. mirin rice cooking wine (can use white wine)
  • 1 chicken liver, cleaned and chopped into four equal-sized pieces
  • ¼ cup chicken stock or water
  • Whole grain baguette, sliced thin
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 350. Drizzle olive oil and a pinch of sea salt on three or four pieces of thinly sliced whole grain baguette. Bake 5-7 minutes, or until crispy.

Saute shallots and butter on medium-low heat. Add two pinches dried thyme and cook shallots until slightly wilted. Add mirin, chicken liver pieces, and stock. Season with a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook until liquid evaporates. Put one or two tablespoons of sautéed liver and onions on top of crispy whole grain bread. Garnish with fresh parsley.

(2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)