While cooking and making new recipes doesn’t exactly come naturally to me, managing food allergies and coming up with allergen-free recipe substitutions has slowly transformed me into a better cook and baker.
Now, on any given weekend, you can probably find me in the kitchen transforming a cookie, cake or bread recipe into something that is yummy and safe for my family. (I love coming up with my own desserts now!)
My husband, on the other hand, is a natural in the kitchen. He often whips up soups, chili and pretty much every homemade dinner we eat. They are simple, safe and delicious.
For Christmas, we enjoyed a big old ham for dinner and saved the bone with some of the meat. On New Year’s Day, he used this to make our good luck navy bean and ham soup. It was probably his best yet (as he himself said).
It’s so simple I wasn’t going to post the recipe. However, sometimes we all need to be reminded about even the simplest of ideas, and this one’s just too delicious to keep to myself. If any of you mamas are like me and need a bit of help with safe and yummy meal ideas, this yummy one’s for you!
Leftover ham bone
2 lbs navy beans
Water (enough to cover everything about an inch)
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon pepper
1. Soak 2 pounds of navy beans in cold water overnight.
2. Drain beans and place in crock pot with ham bone.
3. Add water to pot, covering everything with about an inch of water on top.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5. Cook in crock pot for about 8 hours on high temperature.
What’s better in your belly than a yummy and warm soup on a cold winter’s day? Not much (other than a strong cup of coffee), in my humble opinion. I hope you all enjoy this one as much as we do!