I don't have that many new ideas.
I'm just a hungry pregnant lady at present. That's my excuse.
So: baked beans!
What kid doesn't love baked beans? Well actually I didn't. I don't think I even tried them till I was about 19 and at university and when baked beans and two minute noodles seemed to be adequate nutrition. In total. Maybe with vegemite toast as a back up. Been there, anyone?
Anyway, I now love them. The smallies love them. So I make them. Here's my recipe:
Homemade Baked Beans
375g (approx) of dried beans. Navy beans best (also sold as Great Northern Beans here in Australia), cannelini beans good too – this is what I used this time (photo) as I hadn't been to my awesome Italian grocer who stocks big bags of dry navy beans.
2 finely diced onions
6 tomatoes, pureed in blender
2 tsp Dijon mustard
3 tsp tomato paste
1 tbsp brown sugar
Soak your beans overnight then rinse and cook for about 30 minutes on the stove, covered with fresh water.
Saute onion in a little oil in a heavy based saucepan then add your tomatoes, mustard, tomato paste and brown sugar. Cook for a minute then add in the beans and put a lid on it and cook it (on low) for about another 40 minutes.
Loving the beans.
Hope you're having a good week?