Let the mish-mash of beans and legumes combine with nutrient-dense winter greens and smoky-porky bits to tempt you into the kitchen.
Nothing says comfort like a steaming pot of soup heavily laden with beans, healthy greens, and the heady scent of smoked pork. And while it’s true that I’ve even admitted that I like a good, hearty bowl of soup in the dog days of summer, there’s nothing that quite compares to the way it warms you down to your soul in the middle of a snow storm.
I love the way that a mish-mash of beans and legumes (gathered from the bottom of bags in the pantry or packaged together) combine with nutrient-dense winter greens (which are at their very best after the first frost) and smoky-porky bits to tempt you into the kitchen.
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez is a Michiana-based food writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, dark beer, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.