One reason I never would have made a good vegetarian over the years (aside from the fact that I love meat) is that my taste for beans just wasn't always there. Of course this statement makes the assumption that to be a vegetarian one must love beans. Of course this is not necessarily true, but it couldn't hurt, especially if you wanted to be a healthy vegetarian. I've been eating black beans for years with my favorite Mexican dishes but slowly have grown very fond of all varieties of white beans (Great Northern, cannellini, small white (?), etc.). Kidney beans not so much. They are still too big and beany for me. I've posted a few good white bean recipes on this blog and today I have another (and one more coming soon. Wow. I'm like some kind of bean freak or something.). This one is a perfect warming soup for a chilly fall/winter afternoon. It's quick and delicious. Two years ago I'm pretty sure I would have never thought that I would get fired up about a White Bean and Ham Soup but here I am. Already looking forward to the next batch. I still think that I will never love a split pea soup, for the record. This recipe is from my beloved Food & Wine website and I think you should whip some up this weekend. Or tonight. It only takes 30 minutes!
Food & Wine website and enjoy.