Beans are edible pods and seeds. They can be easily grown in your home garden, offering a fresh vegetable with your meal.
Beans : more than 200 delicious, wholesome recipes from around the world
by Aliza Green ; foreword by William Woys Weaver ; photography by Steve Legato.
Philadelphia : Running Press, c2004.
"Earthy, elegant, affordable, and nourishing, the healthful legume gets star billing in this comprehensive bean cookbook. More than 200 delectable recipes--gathered from Aliza Green's travels throughout"
Fagioli : the bean cuisine of Italy
[Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale, c2004.
Tantalizing recipes for the great bean dishes of Italy
The daily bean : 175 easy and creative bean recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and...yes, dessert! : a cookbook
Suzanne Caciola White.
Washington, D.C. : LifeLine Press, 2004.
The bean book : over 70 recipes using beans and other pulses.
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2002.
Packed with illuminating information, The Bean Book setsout the history of humanity's relationship with the bean,details its nutritional and health benefits, and providesan exhaustive list and description of all the major beansin the world, from pinto and cannellini beans tochickpeas and lentils. Along with numerous storing andpreparation tips, The Bean Book features a wide range ofinternational dishes that brings out the incrediblevariety of styles and tastes that beans can deliver. Itprovides dozens of hearty main course dishes, rangingfrom the vegetarian to classic meat and bean dishes.Illustrated throughout with lush full-colour photographs,The Bean Book is a must-have for anyone who already lovesthe delicious variety of bean flavours and will convinceanyone who has ever thought that beans are but a poorman's food that there really is magic to this fruit.
Cooking dried beans
Soak beans overnight in water.
Boil beans for 10 min.
Cover & reduce heat to low.
Simmer until tender--1-2 hrs.
Beans have enough fiber to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, plus help prevent colon cancer. Similar to oats, beans assist in reducing cholesterol levels. They are also rich in protein, containing the highest amount of protein of any vegetable.
There are many varieties of beans available at your local grocery store to try.
All in all, there are many varieties of beans. To be creative in serving your bean dishes, try varying the ingredients. They can be added to any meat, fish, or pasta dish. Beans, they're good...and good for you!
Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff