Recipe: Turmeric butterbeans on toasted sourdough
The wonders of why comfort food is so comforting....
This is one of my favourite fancy comfort meals, perfect for when it is wet and cold outside. It gives you a warm hug, and makes you feel good. It's amazing how food can bring a sense of comfort, or is it our association with food which makes it a comfort? Do we know stews, casseroles, soups, beans etc. are comfort as it was food which was a comfort in years gone by... or is it just because it is food which makes you feel good when the weather is bad? Or do we crave carbohydrates when our moods are low to give us a burst of energy to get motivated? Let me know your thoughts below.
Here is the recipe for you to have a go at making your own turmeric beans:
1 full can of butter beans
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp miso paste
2 tbsp boiling water
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp white wine vinegar
1 small red onion
2 cloves of garlic sliced
2 tsp agave
Firstly place the miso paste into a cup with the boiling water and mix to thin down the paste. Place the sliced garlic cloves into a saucepan along with the olive oil.
Heat on medium high heat until the garlic is starting to go brown. Add in the onion and stir.
Add in the miso paste and turmeric and stir.
Now pour the whole can of butter beans and the water they're in as well. Stir well.
Add the white wine vinegar, agave and crack some black pepper in.
Leave to cook for a further 5 mins to reduce down slightly and serve.
We served ours on a slice of sourdough bread topped with cashew cream we had made, with a sprinkle of the birds eye chilli powder. And garnished with parsley and sweet drop peppers.