25 October 2013

Book Review: The Great Vegan Bean Book

If you enjoyed best-selling author Kathy Hester’s book of delicious recipes in The Vegan Slow Cooker, you are absolutely going to love The Great Vegan Bean Book. Featuring more than 100 vegan recipes and many of them being soy-free or gluten-free, this cookbook has something that anyone and everyone will love, whether they are vegan or not! 

Maybe you’re looking to get protein from sources other than tofu or processed meat substitutes, or maybe you’re not even vegan or vegetarian and you’re just looking for healthier food options. The Great Vegan Bean Book says it all in the title and it doesn't disappoint. The book is filled with inexpensive, cruelty-free, protein-packed, low-fat, and most importantly, delicious options that everyone will enjoy. Plus, the ingredients are so simple that you don’t need to be an experienced cook to put this fantastic book to use. 

Enjoy delicious recipes such as:

  • Lemon Coconut Chickpea Muffins
  • White Beane Gazpacho with Salsa Fresca
  • Baked Arugula and Bean Flautas
  • Solstice Beans with Pumpkin and Greens
  • Inside-Out Enchilada Casserole
  • Black-Eyed Pea Peanut Butter Pie
Readers will find everything from bean-filled breakfasts, desserts, dips, dinners, and even slow cooker recipes for busy evenings when you don’t have any time for cooking. We can always count on Hester to provide amazing slow cooker recipes, and from the Chickpea Veggie Tagine to the Cheezy Yellow-Eyed Peas, each recipe is delicious and can be prepared in a snap. 

Readers will also enjoy the easy-to-follow instructions and beautifully colored photographs provided throughout the book. Plus, cooks that aren’t as familiar with cooking beans and plant-based proteins will be thrilled to find the first few pages in the book where they can learn about soaking and cooking beans. 

The Great Vegan Bean Book provides recipes for quick weeknight dinners or fancy dinner parties, so there’s something for every occasion. Purchase your copy of The Great Vegan Bean Book and be sure to follow Kathy Hester on Facebook and Twitter. You won’t want to miss your chance when she posts a new recipe to try.

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Minnesota Alex is a freelance writer who holds a BA in Professional and Creative Writing. She has a strong interest in veganism, holistic health, and emotional and physical wellbeing. When she isn’t reading and writing about health and wellness, Alex is trying new plant based recipes in the kitchen or can be found volunteering with a Minneapolis-based animal rights organization or local rabbit rescue.

Photo credit: The Great Vegan Bean Book