I was able to help Katie out by testing a couple of recipes for her when she was putting this book together. In return, she sent me a copy of the completed e-book to say thanks. I was so tired at the time (severely iron deficient in my third trimester with Sophie), that I only got around to opening it the other day.
Now I wish I had found the energy back in March. This is more than a recipe book. Katie spends the first 20 pages laying out the facts about beans - their health benefits, frugality, ways to increase nutritional value, cooking instructions, tips for reducing flatulence (now that's important), and methods for storage.
Food prices are so out of control at the moment, I haven't managed to keep within our grocery budget for six months. Bad times! I'm kicking myself that I didn't start working through The Everything Beans Book earlier, because I'm convinced it would have helped me keep our grocery costs down.
It also would have been good for our health. One of the things I learned from this book is that our bodies encounter lots of impurities that stress out our system. It's the liver's job to clean these impurities out, but the bile in the liver gets gunked up. Beans clean impurities out of the bile in the liver and carry them out of our bodies.
So if you want to give your body a spring clean, eating beans could be a good place to start!
Within the e-book, Katie has included 30 tried and true recipes, like this Chickpea Wrap...
...and this pasta in white bean sauce (secret beans anyone?).
She's even found a way to make a Grain-free fudgy chocolate brownie using beans. Way to go Katie!
The reason I'm mentioning The Everything Beans Book to you now is because it's on sale until October 31 2011 EST. Enter the code FALL4BEANS and you'll save US $3 off the normal purchase price of US $9.95.
If you click through to the Kitchen Stewardship e-shop from here, and decide you do want to buy a copy of The Everything Beans Book, I'll even get a cut of the profits for being the one to tell you about it. No pressure though. I know beans aren't everyone's thing!
(This giveaway is now closed.)
Katie is kindly donating a copy of The Everything Beans Book to one Craving Fresh reader. The giveaway opens now and closes 7am (NZ time) next Wednesday 2 November 2011. A winner will be drawn at random and announced on Craving Fresh.
- The only mandatory entry is that you check out the table of contents here and comment below telling me which recipe interests you the most.
- For an additional entry, sign up to follow Kitchen Stewardship in some way, either Twitter, Facebook, RSS Feed or by subscribing to receive emails. Comment below to say how you're following Kitchen Stewardship.
- For a third additional entry, sign up to follow Craving Fresh in some way, eg. Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, RSS Feed or by subscribing to receive emails. Comment below to say how you're following Craving Fresh.