as a sun-loving southerner trapped in grad school in freezy indiana, i find myself craving favorite bone-sticking foods amid the snow flurries. in particular, i want to make some thick, rich, (as-close-to)authentic vegan butter beans. (not green limas--these butter beans are about the size of your thumbnail, flat, and usually white/yellowish.) simple recipes call for water, salt, and a little butter (i can use Earth Balance); more complex ask for chicken bits or ham hocks, among other things.
today i simmered my soaked beans in Imagine No-Chicken broth til soft; had to add a little arrowroot for thickening. salt and pepper and nothing else.
my impromptu recipe is tasty but lacks the thickness and especially creaminess of traditional recipes--the bone-sticking quality which i crave!
i know this is probably a long shot, but i'd love your suggestions if you have any!