To the person trying to add beans to her diet:
I was in your position about a year ago. The trick is to get a couple of
easy cookbooks, and just start cooking. My favorites are the Moosewood
books, specifically the Moosewood Cookbook (revised edition), Still Life
with Menu (Revised) and Moosewood Cooks at Home. Each has great recipes for
main dishes and salads using beans.
Other ideas - add garbanzos and kidney beans to your salad.
Make hummus - a greek chick-pea dip which is basically a puree of chick
peas, garlic, lemon juice, a dash of cumin, a bit of tahini (optional - it
contains a lot of fat), and a few drops of warm water to make it creamy.
Serve with pita or regular bread. Use as the basis opf a sandwich.
My favorite lunch: heat up a can of pinto beans. Top with salsa, chopped
lettuce, chopped tomato, diced red onion and anything else you like. Eat
with ff tortilla chips, or serve on top of rice, or stuff in a warm tortilla
Pretty soon, you'll find yourself eating beans all the time. I do.
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