From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
Beans are one of the oldest foods known to humanity and it’s no wonder why. With the multitude of varieties, versatility and nutritional benefits, what more can you ask for?
Black is the only flavor jelly bean sold by the whole bag. Do you leave the black jelly beans behind?
This bean salad is perfect for any celebration, but it bursts of flavor from cumin and avocado make it ideal for Cinco de Mayo.
Beans might get a bad rap, but they’re extremely good for you! An excellent source of complex carbs, protein and fiber, they’re also chock full of vitamins and minerals (calcium, potassium, B6 and folate to name a few). Here are some good summer recipes featuring white beans.
Always represented at picnics and barbecues, canned baked beans can be a deceivingly high-calorie side dish. Try making your own more flavorful (and lightened up) version.
If you’re not already in to this super nutritious legume, here are some great reasons to give lentils a try -- plus, a collection of recipes.
Pack fresh ingredients inside your tortilla, roll up and bake for a lightly toasted, hearty and surprisingly healthy burrito.
Dig in and grab a handful (or two) of green beans at your next trip to the market. Trim, wash and enjoy with hummus or yogurt dip ---or try one of these delicious recipes.
The popularity of the pea is nothing new, but we've got healthy updates on some old favorites like split pea soup -- plus, new ways to try them.