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.
Beans, beans are good for your heart—and so are peas and lentils! A new study concluded that beans, peas and lentils can help lower your risk of heart disease. Here are some delightful legume-filled dishes to include in your healthy eating plan
Pack fresh ingredients inside your tortilla, roll up and bake for a lightly toasted, hearty and surprisingly healthy burrito.
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.
Also known as “cranberry” beans, these red and beige beauties are all over my market right now. They made an unusual addition to my summer succotash.
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.