Black & White Beans

I am the Goddess of Peasant Cuisine (so I am told), and beans are one of my FAVORITE peasant foods. I have invented a number of hearty, rustic dishes just by throwing ingredients together using a basic formula: meat, stock, beans, spice and veggies. There are innumerable combinations of this possible; this is one that I've recently documented. NOTES: you can use canned beans, OR soak a half of a standard bag of dried product overnight and then boil til soft the next day- whatever your preference! I'll note CANNED beans in recipes. I refer to 14.5 to 16oz (standard grocery store-fare) size packages in this recipe.