Learning to cook delicious meals using healthy ingredients is a snap in this new cookbook from bestselling author Julie Van Rosendaal and her long-time friend Sue Duncan. With humorous anecdotes and c
Learning to cook delicious meals using healthy ingredients is a snap in this new cookbook from bestselling author Julie Van Rosendaal and her long-time friend Sue Duncan. With humorous anecdotes and current factoids on health, Julie and Sue explain everything from the truth behind beans and flatulence to demystifying the simple process of soaking and cooking dried beans and lentils. At a time when eating foods that are as good for the environment as they are for us is a growing concern, whole, healthy, high-fibre foods such as beans and grains are in high demand. Helpful info from gastroentrologist Dr. Guido Van Rosendaal also highlights the physical benefits of incorporating more legumes and whole grains into our everyday diets. Spilling the Beans covers it all, from how to cook up beans and grains, to how to add healthy fibre to your favourite desserts. An entire section on baking delicious desserts with beans amps up cakes, bars, and cookies with flavour and fibre. With so many delicious desserts with beans as the hidden ingredient, this book is sure to be the talk of many a dinner party. And it's a surefire way to get more healthful foods into children's diets, as well.
This book contains everything the modern cook needs to know about preparing and cooking beans and grains. Recipes for every course from appetizer to dessert are sure to please long-time lovers of legumes and those just starting out. Tantalize your taste buds with
Apple, Sprouted Bean & Crystallized Ginger Salad with Cambozola
Turkey Chickpea Sliders
White Bean Risotto with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Spinach, & Parmesan
Slow-cooked Lamb Shanks with Lentils, Garlic & Rosemary
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake
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Beans. We know them well, but as familiar as they are, a huge number of us don't have a clue what to do with them once we get them home to our kitchens. It's amazing that legumes, which have been around for centuries and are present in nearly every cuisine around the world, are still such a mystery even to skilled cooks. The process of soaking and simmering seems daunting, even though it requires even less culinary skill than cooking rice or pasta. All legumes-beans, chickpeas, peas, and lentils-are high in fibre, protein, and other essential nutrients. They're low in fat, cholesterol-free, versatile, environmentally friendly, and cheap. They could very well be the world's most perfect food.
Julie Van Rosendaal
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is in high demand by food followers for her knowledge and love of good food. She is the food correspondent for the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One, co-host of Viva TV's It's Just Food
, the food editor of Parents Canada magazine, a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines and an award-winning food blogger (dinnerwithjulie.com). She is the author or co-author of several bestselling Whitecap titles, including Spilling the Beans, Starting Out, Grazing
and One Smart Cookie
. She lives in Calgary, Alberta."
grew up in Calgary, cooking and eating at every opportunity with her best friend Julie. She now lives with her husband and daughter in the Okanagan Valley, where she acquires far too much produce at the farmer's market but manages to eat it all anyway.