Hmm, lets see, do I need to eat more legumes, hell yes! and there is a perfect book to help me do that in so many different ways! It has a lot of my favorite things, beans, lots of beans, plant-based with options for gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free or oil-free.
Kathy Hester‘s new book will blow you away. There are beans for breakfast, meals and even dessert(hello chickpea cookies and black bean fudgesicles). There are usual vegan meals, burgers, dips and then other cuisines and fusion recipes to choose from Indian, Mexican, Jamaican, Asian, French, Moroccan, you name it. If you dont win a copy at this giveaway, pick The Great Vegan Bean Book at amazon!
Kathy explains all the possible standard beans, along with variations for specialty heirloom beans. She describes which beans are in each family and that can be used interchange-ably in a recipe.
The book has nutrition information with each recipe.
Recipes to make your own staples like chorizo and chik-un patties.
Staples to keep food budget in check and also to avoid all the added preservatives.
Allergy friendly, gluten- and soy-free and no added oil and also an index for gluten and soy-free.
Photography in the book by Renee Comet is crisp and does justice beautifully to the dishes. and pictures with almost all recipes is something I love about this book.
I made this Smoky White Bean dip. I added a roasted Red bell pepper to it and spiced it up a bit more for my taste, and sent most of it and fresh veggies, packing with hubbs for his rafting trip. I dont think he got to eat much of it:) It was a definite hit with the omnis too.
I also used another batch to make sandwiches the next day. They will soon be posted in a separate post. I added some roasted Veggies and greens. Keep guessing which roasted veggies!
1 ½ cups (279 g) brown basmati rice
Per 1 ½-Cup (340 g) serving:
377.0 calories; 5.0 g total fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 10.0 g protein; 76.5 g carbohydrate; 7.5 g dietary fiber; 0 mg cholesterol.
The publishers are also giving away a copy of the book to one the blog readers!
To Enter to win a Copy, just leave me a Comment about your favorite bean(other than chickpea ;)) and the favorite way you like them.
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