A big focus this month will be grains and beans! We are enamored of Rancho Gordo's newish book on beans (it came out last fall). We want to cook nearly everything in it, immediately. The rich flavor of our first pot of beans this winter (see the photo above!) reminded us how much we love these heirloom beans. The liquid the beans give off, even without the addition of a lot of other ingredients, is rich and heady. Beans are marvelously delicious, as well as nutritious and rather inexpensive.
Here's a look at some of our previous Rancho Gordo coverage:
So, welcome to a month of eating light. We want to hear from you, too -- what does eating light mean to you, and how would you like to cook and eat this month?