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!
About the Author
Kathy Hester is the founder of the blogs Healthy Slow Cooking and Busy Vegan. She writes for various online health and cooking websites, including Bright Hub, Divine Caroline, Everything Mom, and The Healthy Hostess. She lives in Durham, NC with her partner, two cats, and one dog.
“Beans — in all their humble, uncontroversial glory — finally get the respect they’re due in Kathy Hester’s completely nourishing and utterly gorgeous recipes.“ — Nava Atlas, author of Vegan Holiday Kitchen
“Whether you’re a card-carrying bean-lover or simply want to add more healthy and inexpensive meatless meals to your repertoire, The Great Vegan Bean Book is for you. With a wide variety of tempting recipes from simple to sophisticated, Kathy Hester proves that beans can be anything but boring—and even downright dazzling.” — Robin Robertson, author of Quick-Fix Vegan
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