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 a bean and legume cooking master in no time. Garbanzo. Cannellini. Fava. Black. Red. Pinto. Great Northern. Butter. They’re one of nature’s most perfect foods and certainly one of the most versatile. Packed with protein, nutrients, and flavor, they are the answer (for both vegans and non-vegans) to getting protein into your meals in the most delicious ways possible. But with so much versatility and variety, where does one begin? Right inside these very pages, that’s where. There are recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, snacks, and everything in between. Some of the comforting recipes you'll learn to cook in this book:
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-forward recipes. From beanalicious burritos, to pretty-pea curry, to legume-laced blondies, you’ll be eating beans every meal of the day!
Kathy Hester is the founder of the blog Healthy Slow Cooking (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 (brighthub.com), Divine Caroline (divinecaroline.com), Everything Mom (everythingmom.com), and The Healthy Hostess (thehealthyhostess.com). She lives in Durham, North Carolina.
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