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.
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.