Some will balk at their flavor and dimension. A lot of will have texture problems. And nonetheless other folks just will not enjoy the farting.
But know this: there are handful of more affordable, healthier, and far more versatile foods than the humble bean. Members of the legume family, beans can be found everywhere from gourmet dining establishments to campfire cauldrons. They’ve been vital to the survival of particular populations, and instrumental to the development of specific cuisines. Also, they taste great.
It’s the second full week of 2010. By now, you may be ten or eleven days into a resolution diet. You’re probably feeling really good about your progress. Chances are you lost a little weight. There’s a possibility you noticed a physical change already. You might even be thinking (and justifiably so): “I am the greatest person alive! Besides Eddie Vedder, I mean.”
Sadly, this may also have crossed your mind: “If eat one more salad, I’m going to set my face on fire.”
“So, are you a vegan now?” my bff, ACS, asked on my recent trip to NC. “You always post vegan recipes on the blog.”
“No,” I said, “I bake and mostly cook vegan, but I still eat eggs and some dairy.”