The pilot series of the Healthy Cooking on a Tight Budget Program has been completed! One purpose of the classes was to provide recipes using ingredients that are commonly turned down at the Food Bank because people don’t know how to use them. The first item on that list was dried beans. On my first day at the food bank the director handed me a couple bags of dried beans and I stared at them with a similar apprehension. I know how to use them in soups and comforting winter time recipes, but what about in the summer? Fortunately my friend Elise had the perfect recipe to try.