Vegan Beans From Around the World @UlyssesPress

Beans are a perfect food

I see you shaking your head no at me. I believe that statement is true for lots of reasons. Beans are easy to store, easy to find, easy to afford, easy to add to recipes and a perfect package that supply protein, minerals, vitamins and with the right ingredients, favorable and versatile in taste as different spices bring out different tastes. I wasn’t always a believer and would have turned my nose up at beans one time.

Cooking vegetarian has brought me to the point where I appreciate beans and have so many recipes I enjoy making with them as a main ingredient.

Vegan Beans from Around the World
A book that I just recently received in exchange for an honest review and my opinion has brought even more recipes to my table.

Vegan Beans From Around the World by Kelsey Kinser is a great book to have on a kitchen book shelf whether you are a novice to beans or a veteran. This book is not just recipes but also gives information on the proper preparation for beans, a great guide on the ratio of dry beans to cooked beans as well as different methods for soaking.

Don’t let the size of this book fool you. It may look small but it is jammed packed with a variety of different recipes from around the world. You can find recipes for soups, salads, main dishes, drinks and desserts. If you haven’t had a black bean brownie then you don’t know what your missing.

This is a wonderful book regardless if you are vegan, vegetarian or carnivorous in nature! I loved the variety of recipes in this book and even though I already have a lot of recipes using beans there were plenty of recipes in this book I’d not heard of and tried.

The recipes are affordable and the ingredients are easily accessible. You’ll find them at your local grocery store and won’t have to hunt down specialized shops just to try out a recipe that peaks your interest. Best of all they are not time consuming. I didn’t toil away in the kitchen for hours to cook them. If you don’t want to even spend the time to soak the beans then can beans can be substituted and it is easy enough to use the guide the author gives you at the beginning of the book to find the ratio between dry and canned.

I’m looking forward to trying more recipes and experience the rich taste that these bean dishes offer.

You can buy a copy of this book from the merchants below in soft cover or E-book format:
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Grace Hodgin is a clay sculptor with art displayed in the U.S. and Europe. When Grace is not sculpting, she is writing articles on grand-parenting and raising creative children. Grand-parenting is an important role in the eyes of Grace and encourages grandparents to remain active in the lives of their grandchildren by inspiring their imagination and nurturing creativity. She loves living in her 2 room cottage nestled near the Ocala National Forest watching her husband throw pottery in the company of their rescue cat, Oliver Twist, Senegal Parrot, Nhee Ghee, and their African Side Neck Turtle, Atlas.


9 comments for “Vegan Beans From Around the World @UlyssesPress

  1. Daisy
    April 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    I want to check this out because my husband and his family love good recipes with beans. Most of his family is vegan, so it’s always nice when I can surprise them with good recipes to impress them.

  2. Pam
    April 22, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    My daughter has to eat a lot of Vegan meals and really likes beans. We will definitely be checking this book out!

  3. April 22, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    I once shunned beans, but over the years have totally changed my mind. They are such a great addition or base for so many wonderful soups and dishes. I’ll have to check this book out. We are trying to go meatless at least once a week and I could use the inspiration!

  4. Jenn K
    April 28, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    This book looks great! I need more ideas for unprocessed vegetable protein dishes, there’s been too much reliance on meat analogues

  5. April 29, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    We do a lot of vegetarian meals with beans but, I admit I have an unhealthy addiction to cheese which makes vegan hard! But, I really want to start eating less dairy so this would be helpful!

  6. April 29, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    This sounds like a great book! I am not vegan, but I do like to go with healthy options whenever possible. Beans are a great way to add protein and bulk up a meal.

  7. April 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    I’ve started using beans from time to time, but I still haven’t gotten very creative with them. I’ve mostly just used refried and black beans.

  8. April 29, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    My cousin is a vegetarian she would love these!

  9. April 29, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I am always in need of a few great recipes to add to my collection. My family loves beans and I could use some inspiration, Thanks for the recommendation

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