Beans and Legumes Recipes

Beans and legumes are served in everthing from main courses, appetizers, soups and salads. Usually high in protein, beans and legumes add both nutrition and texture to dishes. Many vegetarian meals feature beans and legumes, as they are hearty enough to act as a replacement for meats.
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Peanut Butter Crunch Cake

Applesauce replaces some of the butter in this delicious cake, with a built in streusel topping.

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Chickpea and Roasted Red Pepper Salad

Both the chickpeas and the roasted peppers can come from cans, so there is little preparation for
this salad. Serve it as a side salad at dinner, or as one part of a meal made

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Herbed Mixed Bean Salad with Fried Provolone Cheese

A wonderful salad with a side of fried cheese.

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Marvelous Mushroom Barley Soup

I prefer meaty boneless short ribs for this soup, but I always add two pounds or so of marrow bones to make up for bone loss. The dried mushrooms and their soaking liquid add an incredible earthy

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Japanese Hummus

This hummus offers the same texture and feel as traditional hummus, however soy beans create a richer and smoother texture.

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