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A Beginner’s Guide To Eating More Beans

If you’re like many people who are trying to make better diet and lifestyle choices, then you’ve probably heard of the benefits of eating more plant-based protein such as beans, peas, and lentils. Not only are they a good choice for high-quality protein, but they are packed with fiber and nutrients our bodies need. In…

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Orange French Toast

Ingredients 1 cup orange juice 3/4 cup chickpea flour 2 tbsp sugar, pure cane or coconut 1/2 tsp cinnamon 8 slices bread, sourdough, French bread or bread of choice coconut oil, or other neutral oil, for greasing maple syrup, pure; for serving powdered sugar, for serving; organic Instructions Preheat griddle according to manufacturer’s instructions. If using stovetop skillet, set aside and heat over medium to…

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Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Ingredients DRY: 1 cup flour, white whole wheat 1/2 cup chickpea flour 1/4 cup coconut sugar 1 cup blueberries, fresh 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/8 tsp salt WET: 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup honey 2 tbsps coconut oil, melted 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened Instructions First, preheat to 350ºF and spray an 8×8 inch square pan with coconut oil cooking spray. Place all…

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Blueberry Lemon Loaf

Ingredients 5 tbsp butter, salted; melted 1 cup white beans, pureed 1 1/2 cups sugar, granulated 3 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp lemon zest 1 cup flour, all-purpose 1/2 cup chickpea flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 cup blueberries Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the melted butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, lemon juice, white bean…

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Sweet Pea Pancakes

Ingredients 2 1/2 cup pancake mix 1 cup water 1 cup split peas, yellow, cooked and well drained 1/4 cup honey, or brown sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter syrup, optional topping Instructions Add pancake mix to medium sized bowl. Slowly stir in water until well mixed. In a separate medium sized bowl, add yellow peas and mash…

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Peanut Butter Chickpea Energy Bites

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups chickpeas, cooked 1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth, all-natural 1/3 cup honey 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract pinch salt 1 1/4 cup oat flour 1/3 cup chocolate chips, mini Instructions First place chickpeas, peanut butter, and honey in a food processor and blend for about a minute on high or until the mixture is smooth. Then, add in cinnamon, vanilla…

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Pappy’s Small Red Beans

Ingredients: 1 pound Pappy’s Small Red Beans 8-10 cups water or chicken broth 1/2 cup cooked, diced bacon and/or ham (optional) 1 small white onion, diced 1 clove garlic, diced 1/2 teaspoon salt Hot cooked rice Total time: 1 hour, 50 minutes Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Yield: 6-8 servings…

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Chef Alli’s Chicken and White Bean Soup

Ingredients 1-2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (may substitute chicken thigh meat, if preferred), cooked and shredded 1 Tbs. good olive oil 1 small yellow onion, diced (may substitute 1 Tbs. dehydrated onion flakes) 1 tsp. each cumin ans dried oregano leaves 15 oz. can petite diced tomatoes, with juice 2 cups cooked 21st Century…

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Chorizo Andouille Beans

(Pinto and Fremont beans) By Pearl and Brett Worden Ingredients 3 cups pinto beans 1 ½ cups Fremont beans 1 medium onion (chopped) 3-4 cloves minced garlic 8oz ground chorizo 12 oz Andouille Sausage 1-2 Tablespoons Chicken Bouillon 2 bay leaves 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup Spices to taste: Salt & pepper Cumin Oregano Directions…

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Pintos: America’s Favorite Bean

Every year, Americans eat more than seven pounds of beans, and the most popular choice is pintos. Likewise, pinto beans are also the most widely grown crop in the U.S. But, other than being something tasty that you eat as a side dish or use to fill a burrito, what else do you know about…

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