Healthyish editor Amanda Shapiro chats with Basically editor Sarah Jampel about the latest recipe for her column, The Not Depressing Vegetarian. It's a creamy vegan pasta made with canned beans—and it's delicious. This got us thinking: How else does Sarah employ the weeknight, protein-packed, shelf-stable staple? After that, Alex Delany is on for a round of what we’re calling Over/Under, a rapid-fire round of hot takes on food, TV shows, and more.

Get the recipes from this episode:

Pantry Pasta with Vegan Cream Sauce

Aloo Chat

Sheet Pan Chicken Meatballs with Tomatoes and Chickpeas

Marinated Mixed Beans

Smashed Chickpeas on Toast with Harissa Yogurt

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