Do any of you want to join me in a bean-based culinary "trip around the world?"
I generally have three go-to ways to handle beans: boiled with ham, classic baked beans, or latin/caribb-style. I looked for bean recipes in JAP and they mostly fit the same three categories.
If we are going to eat beans three times a week, as is recommended to get the cholesterol-lowering benefits, we need more variety. Beans are eaten all over the world so it's time to venture far afield.
Here's a link to some Indian recipes: ivu.org/recipes/indian-beans
Some of them look really tasty. We'll have at least one Indian bean dish this week. When we do, I'll share what I did here.
I love beans, and they are the best budget stretcher! We have eaten a lot of bean soups this winter and even my picky kiddos are starting to enjoy them! I shared all of the bean recipes that I have on JAP to this group so check them out(not really that many yet!). My favorite is the Black Eyed Pea and Brown Rice Soup
Not so much the byproduct. LOL So many recipes include beans now that this is an excellent topic to start Heidi!! Where would we be without Red beans and rice? Or Senate bean soup? Or even the lowly refried pinto beans? So many choices and so many wonderful spices and flavorings make beans a great alternative to meat, or a wonderful additive to meat dishes to stretch the budget. :)