Organic Southwest Gold Beans, Grey Dappled Beans, Regeneratively Farmed White Quinoa in hand made Peruvian bag.


Organic Southwest Gold Beans, Grey Dappled Beans, Organic Alubia Beans

How to cook perfect beans


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How To Cook A Perfect Pot of Beans

The Definitive Guide To Cooking Beans

Bean Recipes



Southwest Gold is a new heirloom adaptation of the highly sought Zuni Gold (also called Four Corners). Taste testers agree that the Southwest Gold doesn't disappoint on flavor or texture. Grown organically by legendary Ernie's organics in Idaho, we are so excited to offer the new Southwest Gold. 

The Zuni Gold was originally cultivated in the four corners region (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico) by the Zuni people that were the first inhabitants of the region. It is so iconic and delicious it's recognized in the Slow Food Ark of Taste. Sadly the mosaic virus and drought conditions have made commercial growing almost impossible.  Luckily UC Davis came to the rescue to help preserve the best qualities of this iconic bean but improving the yield and resilience through cross pollination with other bean varieties. They spent years growing and perfecting this adapted heirloom to retain the taste and texture of Zuni Gold and we are happy to say the results are delicious.


These beans come to us from Primary Beans, a wonderful company that we love working with. They are one of the few exceptions we make in our commitment to work directly with farmers and that's because we have very much aligned missions to support small, local farmers and pay fair prices. These gorgeous organic beans are grown by the regenerative pioneers, Earnies Organics. Earnie's Organics is a charming and thriving organic farm located in the picturesque state of Idaho. Nestled amidst rolling hills and verdant landscapes, this family-owned establishment has been committed to sustainable farming practices since its inception. With a passion for preserving the environment and promoting healthy living, Earnie's Organics specializes in growing organic dry beans with no-till practices. 


When the temps are soaring outside and the garden is groaning with zucchini and corn it's time to make a big batch of this delicious spin on a 3 sisters salad. Seasonal ingredients and the creamy, vegan dressing make it a great choice as a side for dinner or a main dish for lunch. I often grill the veggies the night before when I'm grilling dinner and store then in the fridge until I'm ready to make the salad.  The Southwest Gold and the Dappled Grey are both great choices for this salad.  GET THE RECIPE>>


Introducing Dappled Grey Heirloom Beans! This unique variety of bean is named for its distinctive grey coloration, akin to the classic spotted Dapple Gray Horse. But they are more than just beautiful to look at, they are a delicious bean with a wonderful creamy texture. Cook up a delicious soup that will tantalize your taste buds with an incomparable flavor profile, thanks to this special heirloom bean variety. Closely related to the Cave Bean, the Dappled Grey Heirloom Bean has been enjoyed by generations of cooks and chefs alike for its robust flavor profile and texture.  

Small Town Specialties


Small Town Specialties is a family owned and operated business. Allen and Kendral are passionate about bringing you Non GMO, and Gluten-free products directly from their farm.  What started with just a handful of beans, years later has turned into a flourishing crop.






A fantastic way to use up a bit of leftover beans from last night's pot, these air fryer bean taquitos are a fast and easy snack or appetizer.  Perhaps you've made a pot of beans from our Perfect Pot of Beans recipe and you have some leftovers but not enough for a meal. Or maybe you've made refried beans and don't feel like freezing the leftovers. This is a simple way to use those leftover bits of beans in the fridge! 

air fryer bean taquitos recipeINGREDIENTS:

  • Any leftover beans
  • additional cumin, chili powder and garlic powder to taste
  • Corn tortillas
  • Vegetable oil spray
  • Salsa, sour cream and/or guacamole for serving


  1. Warm up the tortillas so that they are pliable. I like to put them on a plate in the microwave with a damp towel on top and microwave for 30 seconds on high. Use fresh tortillas for this and keep them warm or they will crack like mine did.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 400. 
  3. Smash or puree the leftover beans. Add additional spices like cumin, chili powder and garlic powder if needed depending on how you cooked the beans in the first place.
  4. Spoon onto the middle of the tortilla.
  5. Roll the tortilla into cigar shape around the beans.
  6. Place the taquitos into the air fryer basket and spray lightly with cooking oil. 
  7. Cook for 7-9 minutes until they are lightly browned on the edges. 
  8. Remove and cool slightly before serving with salsa, sour cream and/or guacamole.



 This is a little out of the norm for us, but when we met the folks at SIMPLi we were blown away by their incredible mission. We knew that we needed to support them in any way we can and we think you'll agree that this quinoa is among the best we've ever had. We are delighted to present to you this certified regeneratively farmed white quinoa in a hand woven bag from Peru. We're using our bag to store cookie cutters that always seem to be rattling around in the drawer. We can't wait to hear what you're doing with it.


SIMPLi is a modern ingredients company ethically sourcing the highest quality single-origin ingredients while tackling fraudulent international supply chains, combating climate change and improving the livelihoods of farmers and their communities. Launched in 2020, SIMPLi co-founders Matt Cohen and Sarela Herrada, a Peruvian native, sought out to bring the best single-origin ingredients from around the world to consumers kitchens in a way that equally benefits farmers, the environment, and consumers. Unlike traditional ingredients companies, SIMPLi owns its supply chain, working directly with growers in countries like Peru and Greece to ensure each product meets the strictest quality standards. SIMPLi transitions profits traditionally benefited by middlemen within the supply chain back to the farmers it works with. SIMPLi is a Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC™) and Fair For Life Certified company. SIMPLi is the first ingredients brand to achieve ROC™ in South America for its quinoa and beans. These certifications guarantee that SIMPLi’s farming partners receive fair compensation and their communities are uplifted economically. 

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