Category: Recipes: Beans and Grains

Cilantro and Lime Chickpea Salad

When I was first going to try this recipe I wasn’t sure if I should actually use two cans of chickpeas. I’m the only one in the house who will eat them so I didn’t want to end up with a big batch of something I didn’t like. I’m so glad that I used both because I’ve been eating this almost daily. The combination of the cilantro and lime dressing tastes great with the chickpeas. […] read more

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I’ve seen numerous recipes posted all over the internet that call for pureed beans in place of butter or oil in a recipe. Since I’ve already done multiple experiments using beans as a fat replacer I figured I would give it a try by combining two different recipes for chocolate chip cookie bars. One recipe was for a low carb bar using an almond/coconut based baking mix. The other recipe used pureed beans in place […] read more

Using Pureed Beans As A Fat Replacer

In one of my favorite lab based nutrition classes we did an experiment (officially titled  Acceptability of bean puree as a fat replacement in blueberry muffins) in which we changed the fat content in a muffin recipe and tested to see how well it was accepted. Sounds easy except for the fact that there was food related research to be done, sensory panel questionnaires to design and a whole lot of writing to do. Eighty eight pages of […] read more

Barley Salad

I’ve made this salad several times now and each time I’m still amazed at how good something so simple can taste.  This is NOT a low carb food but the amount of barley can be reduced to suit your needs. Barley Salad served with Steak Tips For Steak Tips 1 1/2 lbs sirloin steak tips salt pepper olive oil For Barley Salad 1 cup quick cooking barley 1 small onion, finely diced 2 carrots, shredded […] read more

Chickpea And Lentil Salad

I’m always looking for new side dish recipes. Veggies always appear somewhere on my plate but it’s great to find something to replace things the rest of the family eats such as pasta, potatoes or rice.  Though I usually aim for low carb dishes this recipe worked out well. The complex carbs in the beans/lentils haven’t caused any blood sugar crashes. Chickpea and Lentil Salad 1 – 15 ounce can of chickpeas, drainded and rinsed […] read more

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