This week we are welcoming Autumn with open arms by creating our favorite chilly weather dishes. 


Shepard’s Pie


It’s a classic that has turned modern. All the comforting flavors of a classic Shepard’s Pie with a twist of new flavors: Lentils, sweet potatoes, and rich red wine. You will fall in love with this healthy, but oh-so-comforting dish.

It’s simple.

It’s comforting.

It’s classic.

It’s 13 Foods twist to your classic Shepard’s Pie!


Shepard's Pie





Hello, FALL!


Today is the first official day of Fall! Although we are sad to say goodbye to those sweet summer days, our team is excited to welcome in the new season.

This morning our test kitchen echoed with laughter and cheer as it was team bonding day at the office. We began our Friday morning by combining all our favorite flavors of fall: sweet potatoes, tomatoes, onion, garlic, chili powder, and of course, our easy-peasy frozen beans. With all hands-on-deck to help with the chopping, a big pot of chili was on its way to flavor town. By lunchtime, we came filing into the kitchen to share some stories of the week and a bowl full of chili. Gathering together with comfort and joy was the best way to celebrate the transition from summer to fall.

We hope the combination of these flavors brings you comfort with family and friends this season!



Sweet & Saucy Chili


Sweet & Saucy Chili


1 cup Tortuga! Black Beans*

1/2 cup Pardina! Lentils*

1/2 cup Rojo! Red Beans*

1 tbsp olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 tbsp chili powder

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp chipotle powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 cups water

1/4 lb ground meat (optional)

14 oz diced tomatoes

1 small lime juice


  1. Cook onion, garlic, and ground meat until browned (optional)
  2. Add our delicious lentils, red beans, and black beans to diced tomatoes, diced sweet potatoes, chili powder, cumin, chipotle powder, salt, lime juice, and water. Bring to boil, and simmer for 10-20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are cooked.
  3. Serve topped with shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream.
  4. Weeknight meal: In the morning, place all chili ingredients in an electric cooking pot, set on low. By dinnertime, you’ll have a tasty meal ready to be devoured.



This is your week! It’s your week to spend less time frantically cooking and more time enjoying the food you prepared.

You may ask, how? This delicious Hummus-Avocado Spread will keep you coming back for more without any remorse. Better yet, this bowl full of goodness can be prepared in a few short minutes.

Hummus Avocado Toast

First, you’ll need to gather all the ingredients that should be stock in the freezer, refrigerator, and pantry. Throw all the measured amounts into a food processor or blender all at once. Chop and blend until mixture is completely creamy. An additional amount of water might be necessary. Snatch a spoonful to make a delicious on-the-go snack before storing it away. Scoop this delicious spread onto a toasted piece of bread. Complete! A tasty meal or snack on-the-go.

Hummus Avocado Toast

This missing puzzle piece is what you’ve been looking for to simplify your life, ready-in-a-flash breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even a snack.

Don’t forget to sprinkle your favorite toppings on top of the spread to elevate this simple dish!

Hummus Avocado Toast


Hummus-Avocado Toast


2 cups 13 Foods Kabuli! Chickpeas*

2 medium avocados

3-4 roasted garlic cloves, mashed

¼ cup warm water

3 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp tahini

1/2 Tsp ground cumin

¼ Tsp salt to taste

4 tbsp oil

sliced bread loaf

  *Cook according to package directions.


Place all ingredients into blender or food processor. Blend until completely smooth and creamy. If the texture is too thick, add additional olive oil and blend.

Toast bread slices and top with Hummus-Avocado Spread.

**Optional: Sprinkle additional toppings before serving.

Hummus Avocado Toast