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by Martin Stone

Everyone from kids to nutritionists loves beans--but they've always been slowpokes in the kitchen.  Now the Stones have figured out not only how to speed the process along, they've come up with over 150 imaginative dishes--many of them vegetarian--simple enough to serve for weekday dinners, and elegant enough for company.  Using flavors from all over the globe--Asia, Mexico, India, the Middle East--in addition to American favorites like chili and succotash, the Stones have created a recipe collection busy cooks will turn to again and again.In addition to speedy one-dish meals, spectacular salads and skillet suppers, there are delectable bean spreads for rustic breads that can turn magically into no-cook sauces for pasta or pita pizza.  For hot summer days, ice-box soups never see the top of the stove and are ready in moments.  Hearty winter bean soups taste like they've been simmering on the back of the stove for hours but they're on the table in less than thirty minutes.  There are recipes for every season and every course of a meal--even dessert: consider black bean chocolate mousse pie or macaroons made with adzuki beans, and bean ice cream.This companion to The Brilliant Bean is even more user-friendly, a bean bible for busy cooks.
Download The Instant Bean: Delicious. Nutritious. And Now--Fast! epub
ISBN: 0553374559
ISBN13: 978-0553374551
Category: Cookbooks
Subcategory: Cooking by Ingredient
Author: Martin Stone
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam (May 1, 1996)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1869 kb
FB2 size: 1376 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 292
Other Formats: doc lit mbr docx

I agree with the other reviewer, pictures would have been great. Other than that, it is a great book. I borrowed this from the library, thinking I could copy down a recipe or two, but liked so many I decided to purchase it on amazon. I was well worth it! There is a section where it talks about the health benefits of beans, and I think it is something everyone should read. As a former nurse, I saw too many people try to change health issues with pills before even trying to change their diet. Beans are cheap and easy to make, and great for you. Sometimes, changing your diet for the better doesn't mean staying away from certain foods, sometimes it means adding in something new! This book has so many recipes, its easy. The sandwich spreads are great, I make them and use it 50/50 with mayo when making sandwiches for the kids(baby steps!) The soups are really good, too. With my own cream based soup recipes,I have started using pureed cannelini beans with a bit of cream, rather than all cream, and it works great. Get this book and it will inspire you to use beans in everyday cooking instead of just using them in chili.
I ordered several bean books in one order, hoping to find one that I would really like. Trying to incorporate beans into my diet for health reasons, I was tired of the same old recipes again and again. This book was one of the better that I ordered. I only give it 4 stars because there are no pictures. However, what impressed me was that most of the recipes are low fat. Also, there is a great diversity of ideas, including soups, appetizers, dips, salads, main dishes, side dishes, etc. One is not limited to eating beans only as a main course. It also does not limit the recipes to dishes made exclusively of beans, but dishes that include beans.
I recommend it to anyone who is just trying to eat healthier, vegetarians who must eat beans for protein or those who just enjoy the flavor and texture of beans.