Monday, July 18, 2011

Baked butter beans with tomato and feta

Hello :)  So this morning, as I previously mentioned I went to an adult ballet class. I'm so glad I did (and wrote it in my 3 goals!), because I really enjoyed it!! Sure I was the youngest person there by about 10-15 years but it was quite challenging ;) I especially liked how the exercises really made you stand tall and focus on posture, something I really needed! Hopefully I'll continue a class once a week...exciting :)

After my class, I was inspired to continue treating my body well and didn't end up buying a coffee which I had planned to as well as snacking on walnuts and an apple after my class! Do you feel inspired to eat well after exercise? 

Continuing with a day of eating well, I decided to finally make Baked butter beans with tomato and feta, a recipe I've had bookmarked for a few weeks. I even bought a few cans of butter beans the other week but didn't end up making it until tonight! The recipe is very easy and is one of those ones you can tweak, pretty much adding any beans/legumes (red kidney beans, chickpeas, cannellini beans for example) you like, with the base of it being the classic onion, carrot, celery and can of tomatoes combination! I loved the addition of feta too, it was soft and moreish!

Here's a link to the recipe :)

So thats how mine turned out! Pretty darn delicious in my opinion. It's the ultimate healthy comfort food :) Someone commented on the recipe from the blog I linked saying that it would be yummy the next day for breakfast topped with a poached egg and I think thats what I shall be having tomorrow morning! Just perfect. 

Hannah x


  1. Oooh, that looks delish - I actually have two cans of butter beans in my pantry waiting to be used. I may have to make this sometime during the week!

  2. Yummy! Looks superb. I'd love to try an adult ballet class. I think you've inspired me. ;)

  3. Jennifer- Awesome- definitely make it, it's so simple! And I just had it for brekky this morning with an egg :) x

    Sonya- Thats fantastic! They're great to do- although I've woken up with very sore muscles ;) x

  4. Hey so glad you tried it Hannah. And loved it. It's still one of our favourite dinners :-) And yes, so yum the next day on toast with egg. I add chickpeas to it quite often too, equally as good.

  5. Glad you enjoyed your class - it always feels so good to get stuck into your goals. Good luck with sticking to it! I'm the same in that I always eat healthier after exercise (you don't want all your good work to go down the drain) and this looks yum. Especially love the idea of having it for brekkie the next day - how was it?

  6. looks delicious! thanks for the link :) I love doing ballet classes, makes me miss it so much, I wish I kept it up after school. Oh & thanks for the posture reminder ;)
    Heidi xo

  7. Emma- I did!! (finally!). Yes, definitely loved it :) :) Thanks for the recipe!! x

    Keely- Thanks, it does feel good taking initiative :) It was really good the next day, perfect with a fried egg on top! x

    Heidi- Ballet is great! It's fun getting back into it!!...although my flexibility has definitely declined ;) x

  8. I made this tonight, delish!!! Definitely one to keep in the repertoire :-)

  9. kasia- thats awesome, so glad it turned out well!! I agree- it's definitely a recipe I'll continue to make! :) x