Oily beans are one of my favorite foods. I love them on pizzas, in salads, with burritos, and in a variety of other dishes. As you might guess, I also enjoy the flavor and texture of vegan cooking with these flavorful beans. Because I am not particularly fond of the oil used in cooking beans, I try to avoid any type of vegan cooking with oil as well. This limits most of my vegan cooking to foods that would be cooked with beans in a more indirect manner.
One of the foods I find most versatile when it comes to vegan cooking with beans is tofu. I do not really like the texture of tofu when it is prepared the same way as meat, but I can always adjust to its taste. I like to pan fry my tofu and then add spices and herbs to the pan to make it more delicious. Tofu is also wonderful for sauteing, baking, and frying.
Sometimes I will buy beans at the store and find myself wanting to try them in a recipe I have seen online. The problem with buying beans at the store is that they usually have a very limited variety. I will either have to look for a store that sells whole, ground, or even frozen varieties. Often the variety is so limited, I don’t even end up buying enough beans to make a substantial meal. This can make the process of creating a vegan meal with beans much more difficult.
There are many resources online to help you create vegan cooking with beans. I have found a lot of cookbooks which have great vegan recipes for beans. These books are extremely helpful, especially when you need an idea of what kind of cooking to do with your beans. There is such a wide variety of vegan bean dishes that you will easily find one that suits your taste. If you are not familiar with cooking with beans, it may take you some practice. I recommend buying at least three vegan cookbooks.
The first cookbook I purchased was by Emeril Faber. In his book he shares his secrets of bean-based cuisine. He starts out by explaining that beans are an important part of the Indian diet. India has been dependent on beans and the staples of that diet are rice and beans.
Next we learn about the different types of bean-based soups. These soups can be used for many different types of Indian curries. There is also a chapter on how to cook biryani, or curried dishes. This was an interesting read. I really learned a lot about the different types of beans and the dishes they are used for.
I still use beans frequently. My favourite way of cooking them is with my Vitamix. This allows me to blend the beans for the right texture and flavour. I also use them in my regular cooking as well. Sometimes you just cannot get enough beans in your diet and when you can have different textures and flavours to help make your meals more interesting and appealing to your taste buds.
My next vegan cookbook is by Miguel Lopez de Leon. This book is dedicated to vegetarian cooking. In this book you will find an entire section on bean based cuisines. There are dozens of recipes for bean based foods. You can also find some really delicious desserts. This is a really good book for the vegetarian who really wants to expand their food options.
The third book that I am going to discuss today is by David Lebovitz. This is his new book entitled “The Vegetarian Cookbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Recipes and Cuisine for Vegetarians.” I enjoyed this book very much. It has hundreds of recipes for beans. David provides lots of creative and healthy ideas for using beans in your everyday meals.
If you are looking for a new way to learn about cooking beans and how to prepare them then look no further than these books. They provide you with an innovative approach to the whole bean experience. Once you try some of the recipes you will understand why so many people have fallen in love with them over the years.
So go ahead and start preparing your next meal, whether it is a bean based dish or a dessert. But do yourself a favor and try something with beans today. You won’t be disappointed. My favourite thing to eat with beans is baked potatoes. So if you are looking for a new way to incorporate beans into your daily cooking, my advice would be to find a cookbook by a vegetarian that tackles the whole bean experience.