Recipe – Butter Bean Mashed Potatoes

Velvety Buttery Butter Bean

The Lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus, is commonly known as the lima bean or butter bean. These beans have a buttery, sweet, starchy taste and a smooth texture. The term butter bean is widely used for a large, flat and white variety of lima bean (P. lunatus var. macrocarpus). Lima beans, named after its place of origin, Lima, ...

Recipe – Mexican Beans

5 cups pinto or black beans 15 cups water 2 large onions, chopped 1 Tablespoon onion powder 2 Tablespoons chili powder substitute 2 Tablespoons salt or to taste 1 Tablespoon garlic powder 4 cloves garlic, crushed 2 bay leaves 1/4 teaspoon cumin Soak beans in water for 24 hours, changing the water several times. Place in a slow cooker with enough fresh water to cover ...

Recipe – Bean Soup

1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 large yellow or white onion, chopped 1 Tbsp. garlic, chopped 1 can (28 oz.) diced fire-roasted tomatoes 1 tsp. chili powder substitute 1 tsp. ground cumin 3 cans chickpeas (or kidney beans, black beans, white beans) rinsed and drained (or 4 ½ cups cooked) 4 cups vegetable broth ¼ cup cilantro or parsley, chopped 3 cups fresh baby spinach ...

Food – The Protein Myth

If you’re worried about getting enough protein on a vegetarian diet, you may be in for a surprise. The truth is, most Americans get way too much protein, and vegetarians can easily get more than enough protein in their diet as well.

Food – The Beauty of Beans

Beans are one of the least expensive forms of protein. They are high in fiber and low in fat and come in a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes. Beans can be enjoyed in every kind of dish from a dip or a salad to stews and soups to hearty main courses

Recipe – Wild West Bean Caviar

¼ cup lemon juice with a pinch of sweetener 6 cups cooked black beans or black-eyed peas 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 3 ripe tomatoes ½ cup chopped red onion 2 Tbsp olive oil ½ cup chopped cilantro 1 Tbsp. lime juice 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ tsp salt corn chips or pita chips Under the broiler, cook tomatoes for 10 minutes, turning occasionally, or ...

Food – Beans and Lentils

Legumes are an excellent source of low-fat protein. A diet rich in beans and lentils can help to provide necessary protein without the added cholesterol and fat contained in meat.