Andrea (Bravo’s Top Chef, WISE UP!, & FED UP!) is a natural foods, holistic health and thyroid expert. Check out these healing bean based recipes!

Chunky Vegetables and White Bean Soup

Grab all of your summer veggies and throw them into a soup pot for a delicious surprise!

By |August 6th, 2016|Beans, Recipes, Soups and Starters, Vegetables|0 Comments
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Creamy Hummus

I love hummus - it's such a great snack! Try this yummy recipe.

By |October 3rd, 2014|Beans, Recipes|2 Comments
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Beluga Lentil Salad with Peppadew Peppers

Have you ever tasted Peppedew peppers? Sweet and mildly hot - I love em'! They're especially good in this yummy Lentil Salad.

By |July 14th, 2014|Beans, Recipes, Salads|2 Comments
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Chickpea, Feta and Sundried Tomato Salad

Need a little freshness to help get you through winter? Try this delicious Chickpea, Feta and Sundried Tomato Salad. It's delish!

By |February 28th, 2014|Beans, Recipes, Salads, Soups and Starters|4 Comments
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Bean & Buffalo Chili

It's chilly outside! Let's put some Chili on the inside to warm up!

By |January 21st, 2014|Animal Proteins, Beans, Recipes|4 Comments
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Quinoa & Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Smoked Chimichurri Dressing

Need a delish summer dish? Try this Red Quinoa & Black Eyed Pea salad with Smoked Chimichurri Dressing. Yum!

By |June 30th, 2013|Beans, Grain Products, Salads|0 Comments
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Savory Lentil and Vegetable Stew with Crispy Kale

  • 1 cup lentils, soaked overnight
  • 5 cups water (or chicken stock)
  • 2 inches alaria sea vegetable or wakame
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 leek, cleaned and cut into 1 inch pieces (use both white and green part of leek)
  • 2-3 garlic […]
By |September 25th, 2012|Beans, Recipes, Soups and Starters, Vegetables|11 Comments
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Creamy White Bean Soup


  • 1 1/2 cups navy beans (or other white beans) soaked overnight
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 pieces naturally cured pastured bacon
  • 1 leek, peeled and diced
  • 2 new or red potatoes, diced
  • 3 celery stalk, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. Sea salt or to taste
  • Black […]
By |September 20th, 2012|Beans, Recipes, Soups and Starters|0 Comments
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Creamy Cannelini Beans & Kale Soup with Herbed Garlic Toast

Learn to make this delicious soup!

By |November 28th, 2011|Beans, Recipes, Soups and Starters|11 Comments
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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 […]
By |May 25th, 2011|Beans, Recipes, Soups and Starters|1 Comment