Pulse Action while Spilling the Beans!
Julie, from Dinner with Julie took the above photo and made the Slow Cooker Guinness Baked Beans above. I am crazy over her newest book. The one she authored with her best childhood pal, Sue Duncan called Spilling the Beans: cooking and baking with beans and grains every day. I met both of them for the first time in “real life” at the Okanagan Food and Wine Writer’s Conference in Kelowna earlier this month, and am still laughing. I am going to add Julie and Su’s book to the list of prizes for our Canadian or American entries here today. If you do not have a copy of this book, rectify that, please.
I whipped up these yummy chocolate crisps today from the book: yes, there are Great Northern Beans in them! Here is Sue and Julie’s recipe for chocolate brownies with black beans for you to try.
We grow a bounty of pulses in Alberta. You can read more about that in my last “beany post” here.
Talking about inspiration! Oh, my! There are so many of these dishes that I must make! Thanks to each of the participants for their hard work and creative flavours.
Denny from Seattle USA from Oh Taste n See: Mung Bean Salad with Tangy Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Claire from Houston, Texas at Chez Cayenne: Tofu Tikka
And last, but not least, the initiator of this wonderful monthly event,
Claire of Chez Cheyenne won the book and bean prize, and Janet of The Taste Space won Spilling the Beans, above!
Please contact me with your mailing addresses so we can get the prizez out to you right away!