Sunday, March 30, 2014

Happy Black Bean Day!

Blogger of the Day: Erin at The Forest Feast
Pubs: Erin's squealingly cool The Forest Feast comes out April 15th!

Black beans in brief...
They're also known as Turtle Beans.
They have a mild sweet earthymushroomy taste.
They may look black but they're really superdark purple.
A half cup has about 115 calories, 2 grams of iron and 8 grams of protein!
Beans are easy to store and easy to freeze too!  :)

Erin grew up in an art-appreciating vegan family in gorgeous California, MFA'd in photography in NYC, interned with the James Beard Foundation, then moved back to CA to live, eat and work deep in the misty green enchanted forest. Her foods are vibrantly vegheavy and her "photographic recipe illustrations" are dreamycrazybeautiful! Her first cookbook is coming out soon and it's at the top of my bday wishlist.  ;)

What's your fave black bean meal? Have you made black bean brownies? Do you groove on big city living or being out of touch in the countryside? Where's your ideal place to live?  :)

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  1. Wow, these recipe illustrations are STUNNING! I just love black beans, too. I just made a veggie and black bean chili!! Yum!! Heading over to check out Erin's site now.