Pulse: Truly Modern Recipes for Beans, Chickpeas and Lentils, to Tempt Meat Eaters and Vegetarians Alike by Jenny Chandler
- Print Length: 272 Pages
- Publisher: Pavilion
- Publication Date: September 17, 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00OZRQWE2
- ISBN-10: 1862059861
- ISBN-13: 978-1862059863
- File Format: EPUB
The range of recipes is excellent as are the hints and tips on cooking pulses. So far I have had this book for four days and made two of the recipes – the Greek black eyed peas with fennel and greens, and the baked beans with feta. Both of these meals I fed to my very skeptical girls (aged 4 and 6) and got pretty good results. The six year old ate the black eyed peas, and the four year old ate the baked beans. My kids are pretty good eaters, but they really don’t like things that are all ‘mixed in’ so it is pretty impressive that we got them to eat a meal of beans at all ….
As for the range of recipes in the book, I am really excited about Jenny Chandler’s diverse use of beans for different types of dishes (sides, main courses, some classics including meat, plus many vegetarian or vegan). I’ve been looking long and hard for a book that will deliver a big range of family friendly bean dishes that are really nutritious. The health benefits of pulses are extraordinary, and I want to include many more of these nutritional bullets in my family’s menu, but I’m looking for more exciting recipes than just good old baked beans, or yet another variation of hummus, or chickpeas in a salad. This book really delivers – it is up there with my other favourites by Ottolenghi.