Happy Spring! With spring comes the promise of a fresh bounty of fruits and veggies along with other seasonal goodies. A great way to celebrate spring’s arrival, and the still cool nights that accompany her entrance is with some fresh bean dishes. Beans and legumes are a major source of protein and a staple food world-wide. Here we change the usual suspects and use some lupin or lupini beans. A favorite of the ancient Romans, these beans are widely consumed as part of the Mediterranean diet and throughout Central America. They often come packed in brine so rinse well and don’t forget to remove the outer shell before using. In this simple but tasty dish they accompany some other harbringers of spring; fresh herbs and tomatoes from the garden, asparagus- all lightly sauteed in olive oil and seasonings.