Sep 23:Côte d’Azur with Bread Roll; Pinto Bean and Andouille Stew


For lunch we had the final two serves of Côte d’Azur with a fresh-from-the-oven rustic bread roll. Even though we were both feeling fine by today, the soup is just plain delicious.

  • The soup is $4.01 per serve without ‘croutons’
  • A par baked bread roll is 63c.

Lunch today was excellent for $4.64 per serve.


We’ve had Southwest Beans and Rice quite a lot, but tonight we went further back in food history to a Pinto Bean & Andouille Sausage Stew, which is likely an ancestor to the Southwest Beans and Rice.

We followed the recipe fairly closely although we substituted a can of fire roasted tomatoes for the fresh in the recipe. We kept it moderately spicy. The recipe makes at least eight serves.

  • The pinto beans were $1.19 or 15c per serve
  • The pepper was $1.12 or 14c per serve
  • The Bell pepper was 99c or 12c per serve
  • The fire roasted tomatoes were $1.29 or 16c per serve
  • The bacon was $7.99 but we used ⅜ or 38c per serve
  • The sausage was $5.99 or 75c per serve
  • Add 15c per serve for spices and seasoning
  • Add 33c for brown rice.

This dish spans the space between a stew and a chili; served with rice, but dressed like a chili. We think it works best without the rice as there’s sufficient starch in the pinto beans, which is what we’ll do with future serves. Despite only half a sausage in each serve (and less bacon) it has a great meaty taste for $2.18 per serve.

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