Easy fava bean soup recipe for the slow cooker
With the big Thanksgiving gorge just over and the December holiday sugar-fest looming, most of us could benefit from a healthy interlude. A big bowl of steamy, healing fava bean soup is just what's needed to help our body prepare for the chill of a cold ...
What Is a Fava Bean?
Once rare and fairly difficult to find, it now seems like these little gems pop up at every farmers market come springtime. This Old World legume may seem like a new discovery because of its resurgence, but it's a bean that was central to Mediterranean and ...
Urban garden reaps harvest
Suddenly Farmer Phil’s mood turns dark as he fingers an unnamed plant. Fava beans, he tells me, adding that they didn’t go as he had planned. Nonetheless, he picks a pod, and with a practiced pinch of his forefinger and thumb, splits it open and hands ...
In Season: Fava Beans
Slideshow: In Season: Fava Beans Slideshow Their refreshing, clean flavor and distinct aroma capture the essence of spring in much the same way as asparagus does, which makes them ideal for simple preparations like blanching, sautéing, and puréeing.
Vegetables 101: Seen in Seattle farmers markets—what are fava beans?
Fava beans can be eaten summer through fall in a delightful array of dishes, including a fresh vegetable side dish, as an ingredient to soups and stews, as an appetizer, or the main attraction in falafel, a type of “meatball” made from ground beans.