60 easy-to-make, nutritious recipes for beans, lentils and other legumes that are as wholesome as they are delicious.
Legumes are not only satisfying to eat and a low-fat source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but they also count towards your recommended daily portions of fruit and vegetables. Added to that, they are cheap, eco-friendly and readily available. The term ‘legume’ includes all beans, peas and lentils, including red, green, yellow and brown lentils, black-eyed peas, chickpeas (garbanzos), fava, kidney, navy, borlotti and lima beans. Taking her inspiration from all around the globe and her love of these nutritionally important foods, Vicky Jones has created a new collection of deliciously healthy recipes. Over half of them are vegetarian—while the rest make creative use of modest amounts of fish, poultry, or meat. Try Moroccan Harira Soup or Cuban Black Bean Soup from the Soups section. Tasty Street Food ideas include Lentil Pancakes with Mint Raita and Brazilian Black-eye Bean and Shrimp Fritters. Also included are stunning Salads, including Mung Bean Salad with Mango and Peruvian Quinoa. Rediscover classic Main Dishes like Cassoulet or discover an exotic Persian Lamb and Chickpea Casserole with Barberries. The Vegetarian Main Dishes chapter offers familiar favourites with a twist, like Lentil Moussaka, while Side Dishes & Dips pack a sensational flavour punch, such as Keralan Coconut Moong Dal. Finally, Desserts will delight and surprise you with heavenly creations including Black Bean Brownies. Complete with fascinating information on the history and botany of legumes, advice on buying, storing, soaking, and cooking them and a summary of their specific nutritional benefits, this book is the go-to cookbook for anyone who appreciates good food.
Vicky Jones was formerly the wine and food editor of ‘House & Garden’ magazine and travelled extensively collecting recipes and cooking techniques, as well as absorbing the food culture of many different countries. She has written a number of articles in national newspapers and wrote ‘Dordogne Gastronomique’ for Octopus Publishing in 1994. This is Vicky’s first book for RPS.