Baked Beans

The first time my husband made these our family ate the entire pot! I wasn’t expecting our kids to enjoy it as much as they did. I was glad they liked it so much, but was disappointed I wouldn’t have leftovers. Serve this some good bread and it is a meal.

I like more molasses than the recipe calls for, so if you love molasses like me, add more than the tablespoon.


– 2 cups dried beans (we used small white beans, anasazi beans, tongue of fire beans and adzuki beans)
– 1 onion, finely chopped
– 1 carrot, finely chopped
– 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
– 6-8 cloves of garlic, minced
– 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
– 1 tablespoon dried parsley
– 3.5 cups vegetable stock (or enough to cover beans by 1 inch)
– 1 tablespoon tomato paste
– 1/2 tablespoon Sriracha sauce, to taste
– 1+ tablespoons molasses
– salt and pepper, to taste

1. In a large bowl, cover your beans with water and let sit overnight.
2. The next day, dump the beans and water into a large pot.
3. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot (minus salt, pepper and molasses).
4. Cook the beans on medium-low heat until the beans are tender (1-2 hours, depending on the beans you choose and how long they soaked). Stir occasionally. As the beans cook down you may need to add additional water.
5. Once the beans are cooked, add in the molasses, salt and pepper. Adjust the seasoning to your taste.

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Running with Veggies

I'm a plant-based distance runner and mother of two young girls. I enjoy making healthy recipes and experimenting with food. I also love to garden, so you will see many seasonal recipes that use what is currently growing in my backyard. I have a HBSc. in Nutrition and a Doctorate in Education and this background provides me with the skills necessary to pursue my passion - educating others on healthy eating. I don't count calories, so you won't find any nutritional information in my recipes. However, I strive to make each recipe healthy enough to fuel you and your family through the day.

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