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White bean puree

Sundays are usually pretty relaxed around here. Yesterday while my son played Minecraft, I framed some art. There is nothing cuter than children’s art. My son painted these a few years ago and they still make me smile every time I look at them.


I love that self portrait in the middle

Lisa our dog

This one is of our dog Lisa.

I had such a great time framing these; it reminded me why I started my framing business in the first place. I love to be around children’s art. I’ve since closed it so that I could spend more time with my son, a decision I’m still happy about. I did have a sense of nostalgia as I worked on these though. When I am consumed in a relaxing activity I always forget to eat.

I knew my son would not move from the computer so I set out some snacks on the island in the kitchen and called him over. I could tell he was still hungry by how quickly he inhaled the apples I cut up for him, so I made a quick bean puree.

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This was so easy to make.  I whipped it together while my son and I chatted about, you guessed it, Minecraft.

White Bean Puree

1 15 oz can Cannellini beans

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

2 Tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar (Braggs tastes the best)

1 Small garlic clove minced

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1/2 Teaspoon minced thyme

Salt to taste

If you are using canned beans be sure to rinse them well first. Pulse all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. If you want it chunky keep an eye on it because these beans are very soft.

Easy Bean Puree | exfoodie.com

The apple cider vinegar is they key ingredient in this whole thing; it gives it a sharpness the lemon alone cannot. I served mine with cut up carrot sticks. My son ate two carrots worth.

Bean Puree Recipe | exfoodie.com

This will be in my after school snacks rotation for sure. Have a great day.


  • This looks so great! Thanks for sharing and I cant wait to try it!

  • I’ve been wanting to try a white bean “hummus.”  This looks like I could pass it off to my boys as such. Thank you!

    •  Thanks Ellen, I hope you and your boys like it.