Garbanzo. Cannellini. Fava. Calypso. Edamame. Adzuki. It’s true: beans have the coolest names ever. But besides that, they’re also one of nature’s most perfect foods. Packed with protein, nutrients, and flavor, you might even call them a vegan’s #1 best friend (don’t worry, we won’t tell the trail mix, veggies, or French fries!).
But with so much versatility and variety, where does one begin? Right inside these very pages, that’s where. In The Great Vegan Bean Book, author Kathy Hester primes you on everything you need to know about the best way to cook—and eat!—every bean you’ve ever seen (and a few you probably haven’t). From soaking times, to cooking times, to what to purée, to what to sauté, you’ll be dancing delicious circles around those legumes in no time.
Not only that, but you’ll also get to try your hand—or is it your mouth?—at some of the tastiest, most innovative bean recipes in this lentil-filled land. From beanalicious burritos, to pretty-pea curry, to legume-laced blondies, you’ll be partying protein-style, every meal of the day!
|Publisher:||Fair Winds Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Kathy Hester is the founder of the blog Healthy Slow Cooking (http://www.healthyslowcooking.com) and author of The Vegan Slow Cooker, Vegan Slow Cooking for One or Two, Oatrageous Oatmeals, The Great Vegan Bean Book, The Easy Vegan Cookbook, and The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot. She writes for various online health and cooking websites, including Bright Hub (http://www.brighthub.com), Divine Caroline (http://www.divinecaroline.com), Everything Mom (http://www.everythingmom.com), and The Healthy Hostess (http://www.thehealthyhostess.com). She lives in Durham, North Carolina.
Kathy Hester lives in Durham, NC with her two cats who would rather not live together, a cute dog with a belly rub addiction, her very own picky eater, a kitchen garden, and more slow cookers than one person should own. She writes HealthySlowCooking.com, is the vegan blogger for Key Ingredient (http://www.keyingredient.com/blog/bloggers/kathy-hester) and writes for various publications like Chickpea Magazine. She also teaches vegan cooking classes, has put together a social media class for writers and has more classes in the works.
Table of Contents
1 Beautiful Beans: Basics, How-Tos, and Recipes to Keep Your Food Budget in Check 6
2 Morning Beans: Beany Breakfast and Brunch Dishes 30
3 Noshy Beans: Appetizers, Dips, and Spreads 49
4 Nutritious Soups: Easy and Delicious One-Bowl Meals 62
5 Cool Beans: Legume-Centric Salads 80
6 Portable Beans: Sandwiches, Patties, and More 93
7 Sultry Stews and Hearty Chilis: Quintessential Bean Dishes 107
8 Casseroles, Pastas, and More: One-Dish Meals 135
9 Bean-a-licious Sweet Treats: Desserts that Love Beans 171
Resource Guide 185
About the Author 187
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very underwhelming. I've made a few dishes and followed the recipes exactly and the dishes came out bland or didn't taste good.
A delicious collection of recipes that offers not only good health but great food. You absolutely can and this tantalizing collection of recipes compiled by bestselling author Kathy Hester proves it. Has there ever been a more generous ingredient than the bean? Down-home, yet haute, soul-satisfyingly hearty, valued, versatile deeply delectable, healthful, and inexpensive to boot, there’s nothing a bean can’t do. If you like beans or would like to add more beans to your diet, this is the cookbook to pick up. I can't imagine that there is any information about beans that I would like to know that is not in this comprehensive, 100-recipe book.
This book is outstanding! The Hutterite Soup is one of the best soup recipes I've ever had (I make it with pinto beans). She includes lots of options to help people that want low-fat and other options. The pictures are good and the ingredients are easily available. I've tried a few other recipes and they've been excellent as well. This is the best bean recipe book I have.