You know sometimes how you make a recipe and it knocks your socks off? You're puttering along and you think you're making something tasty, and then you take a bite and think Holy Cats? How did those ingredients come together to make this? That happened to me today. Above you see a tester recipe for Robin Robertson's latest cookbook endeavor. It's dirty rice and beans, and it's not just tasty, it's stellar! Also, it really is true, brown food is the best.
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You know that dirty rice and beans recipe up there? The only way it could have been improved would have been if I had used these beans. Today's giveaway comes from Steve Sando and the other lovely people at Rancho Gordo. Have you had these beans? They are the best beans you have ever had, hands down. Today I have for you a very generous giveaway: it's the Desert Island Sampler! The winner will receive a pound each of Steve's beans he couldn't live without: runner cannellini, cranberry, Rio Zape, brown teppary, and Christmas lima beans will all be yours!
To enter, please leave a comment below. Tell me about your favorite legumes, or your favorite human bean (get it?), or anything at all. This giveaway is open to US residents only, but tomorrow's giveaway and others this month will be open to everybody everywhere. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator and posted tomorrow below tomorrow's giveaway. If you have won a giveaway from this blog, please consider being kind and not entering further bigger giveaways--I'd love as many people to win something as possible!
The winner of yesterday's Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar giveaway is choirqueer! Congratulations! Please send your name and address to me at miso...@yahoo.com. (Be sure to click on the . . . to get the rest of the email address. Alternatively, you could use your best thinking skills and possibly figure it out.)