Simply cooked with onions, garlic and herbs, these beans are flavorful and delicious enough to be served on their own as a vegetarian main course, or with other ingredients added in, and of course they are a great addition themselves to frittatas, stews, and even pasta!

You're planning to use up those dried beans tonight that have been lurking in your pantry for over a year, you did your shopping and have your chili recipe all planned out. You start tossing ingredients on the counter and suddenly realize the beans are still snug in the pantry. You forgot to soak them overnight! What to do? (This is usually me!)

As long as you have at least four hours or so before dinner, there's still time.