Andrea Chesman presents 366 creative and flavorful "natural gourmet" recipes using a wide variety of beans and grains, like basmati and jasmine rice, adzuki beans, amaranth, and quinoa. Organized by course and main ingredient, these dishes range from light and lively starters to hearty and soul-satisfying foods that stick to your ribs but not to your waistline. American favorites are well represented here, but adventurous cooks will be pleased to find ethnic cuisines dominating this mouthwatering collection, including such recipes as:
Healthy Mediterranean diet-inspired recipes
Spicy Vegetable Couscous
Pesto Pasta with Cranberry Beans
Smoky Black Bean Burritos
Jamaican-Style Rice and Peas This wonderful addition to our 366 Ways series features foods that are among the most versatile and healthful in the human diet, not to mention absolutely delicious.
Recipes are high in flavor, low in fat.
Each recipe includes a detailed nutritional analysis, which counts calories, fat, percentage of calories from fat, protein, fiber, sodium, and calcium.
Vegetarian dishes dominate the collection, but healthful variations include salmon, shrimp, and chicken.
About the Author
Andrea Chesman is a graduate of Cornell University and the author of several books, including Yankee Magazine's Church & Potluck Dinners Cookbook, Simply Healthful Skillet Suppers, and Simply Healthful Past Salads.
“An invaluable aid in my quest to add meatless main dishes to our weekly menu planning.”—Rich Hines,Christian Science Monitor
“Chesman educates and adds to the vegetarian repertoire. Many of the recipes represent rather innovative first-of-their-kind dishes or almost infinite (and unusual) variations on a standard.”—Barbara Jacobs, Booklist