Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Happy Cannellini Bean Day!

Blogger of the Day: Kip at The Messy Vegetarian Cook

The Year of Vegan Food Holidays definitely has to include a beanloving day each month so kick it up for cannellini beans in February! Beans are naturally superhealthy for you but cannellinis (aka white kidney beans) may also help improve memory, ADHD and even might help fight cancer...plus a hot pot of them tastes so good on a cold wintry night!  :)

Kip's cannellini dish is a welcome sight for frozen eyeballs and cold empty tums! Kip has a spot-on instinct for flavor combinations that soak your soul in deliciousness! She's a sweet-hearted vegetarian-turned-vegan, totally devoted to living a cruelty-free compassionate life and helping you do it too through her recipes, reviews, traveling tales, exciting events and pleasantly passionate attitude. Her blog is filled from day one with yumfully comforting foods that are creatively painted with global influences. Beans, miso and a little white wine tonight...I thinksoYes!  :)

Note if you are using raw kidney beans...raw kidney beans in any color contain lectin which you must fully cook off. The FDA recommendations for cooking raw kidney beans:
• Soak in water for at least 5 hours.
• Pour away the water. Do not reuse it.
• Boil briskly in fresh water, with occasional stirring, for at least 10 minutes.
You don't need to do this for canned beans.

BTW, if you are one of the lucky ones attending the London Vegan Beer Fest in July, you can thank Kip in part for it. She and Sean of Fat Gay Vegan created it for your imbibing pleasure!  ;)

Have you tried cannellini beans? What's your favorite way to eat them? Are you a beans on toast lover? Share recipe links if you like!  ;)

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  1. Being English I do like beans on toast! Keep meaning to make my own beans,baked with molasses, though. I haven't has cannellini beans in a long time but now I think I'll get some- those recipes look yum ! Thanks :)

    1. I never knew about beans on toast until about a year or so ago...so yumful! :)