Legume

Shiitake White Beans

Shiitake mushrooms are excellent immune system boosters. Since they are more readily available and affordable compared to other varieties of healthful mushrooms I often recommend that they are made a part of a regular grocery shopping list in order to improve the function of inflammatory mediators.There also exists a great body of peer reviewed research…

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Gigante White Beans

  Gigante Beans or Giant White Beans Fasolia gigandes are giant sized lima beans. I love these gigante white beans because they are milder in flavor and have less skin which makes them creamier. You could take the individual beans themselves and give them one at a time to a baby around 9 months before adding…

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Curried Cauliflower and Kidney Beans

[title size=”1″ content_align=”center” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]  Curried Cauliflower Kidney Beans [/title][fusion_text] The curried cauliflower kidney beans are going to boost up functioning of enzymes in your liver. Kidney beans are your best choice of beans when targeting your systems of detoxification. The purple seed coat contains up to 16 different anthocyanins which…

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Refried Beans Baby

[fusion_text]These beans are a wonderful first baby food. Pre-soaked, organic black beans are easily digestible, have a mild flavor. Beans used to be touted mainly for their high fiber and protein content. But now science is showing they are high in compounds such as phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are a different class of chemicals than vitamins or…

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Lebanese Indian Lentil Salad

A hint of exotic flavors add to the enticement of this hearty and highly flavorful dish. Lentils have the highest amount of amino acids compared to other legumes. They are low in fat and easily digestible if soaked overnight as directed in this dish. For increased digestibility you can add the additional step between the…

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Fancy Beans and Rice

The most beneficial bacteria for your gut are those that proliferate with a vegan diet. One does not have to have a strictly vegan diet to do this, but the majority of your meals should be a wide variety of legumes, grains and vegetables. Bacteria are resistant to occasional changes in the diet, but selection…

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Three Vegetable Dahl

This recipe will take 3-4 days pre-prep time to sprout mung beans. Once sprouted, they will keep 4 days- 1 week in the fridge. Sprouting increases the protein content, and combined with the blending, makes for a highly digestible Ayurvedic dish. Leaving out or substituting for the tomatoes and peppers easily transforms this dish into…

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Acorn Quick Bread

Acorn Quick Bread Gluten-Free Acorns are extremely high in protein and healthy fats with a delicious sweet nutty taste. If you cannot get your hands on some, pick local acorns and process them appropriately. Or try substituting buckwheat flour, almond/pecan meal flour or navy bean flour in the recipe here. Blue cornmeal is not genetically modified corn…

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Black Eyed Peas

Dress up your black eyed peas with a plethora of vegetables and herbs. This dish can be made in a traditional southern manner, or updated to your dietary desires, vegan or vegetarian is just as fantastic. Add a bit of goat or cashew cheese to each bowl to make it creamy and decadent. Serve with…

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Mushroom and Lentil Soup

  This hearty vegan soup will keep you satisfied in the cold weather. It is filling but low calorie and has a warm earthy flavor. Ingredients: 2 cups veggies, cooked till soft 1/4 c sprouted almonds (soaked in water overnight) 2 cups sprouted lentils (1 cup dry) 2 T fresh sage 2 T parsley 1…

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