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I am making this again tonight and thought I’d blog about it and then remembered that I already had. This post on YoA was written in July by yours truly. It really is very yummy. And, keep your eyes open here on “Diary of a House Elf” as I will be hosting a giveaway of the cookbook featured in this post. Take care! Enjoy!

Year of Austere

In the spirit of dietary austerity, I thought I’d share one of our new favourite family dinners.  It’s healthy, hearty and totally Autumn-worthy….  like this Summer has been.  With record-breaking (and totally nasty, I might add) temperatures everywhere else in North America, our rainy, peek-a-boo sun days are a mild (and, to me, welcome) respite.

The recipe is adapted from Ross Dobson’s “Market Vegetarian” and is pretty dang tasty.  You start by soaking 1 cup of great northern beans overnight. And, seriously, don’t skip this bit.  You can even soak them 24-48 hrs.  It can’t hurt.  Drain them and place in a saucepan with just enough freshly boiled water to cover them.  Cook for 30 minutes and drain, setting aside until needed later.

In a large saucepan, heat 2T of olive oil on medium.  Add 1 large chopped onion and cook for 5 mins.  Add 3 chopped garlic cloves and…

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