The multi-talented Melanie BeanPaste has an adjunct cooking blog named BeanPlate, and starting shortly, she (and me, and several other talented contributors) will be posting 30 days of bean recipes. Because my paycheck v. my debts = hill of beans. And come on, all those health nuts say we should all be eating more beans anyway.
Melanie’s BeanPaste site is replete with great recipes written prior to BeanPlate, and BeanPlate, while still in its infancy, is already a great resource for tasty recipes that anyone (really) can cook. Plus, affordable is always good, since even with Obama in the White House, we’re all going to need to tighten our belts. I mean, I just got my student loan interest rate increase notice. Yikes.
Lentils and chickpeas and white beans, oh my. Maybe even some edamame and black beans. They’re cheap, and they will be tasty. I promise.