I've been getting to know these little legume more and more as I try to steer away from a diet rich in animal protein. Not to mention, the dried beans look amazing in my glass mason jars.
I've been making (soaking, cooking, and then adding) a lot of lentils and chick peas for the last few weeks. Last night, I even successfully made chick peas where they were NOT al dente tasting... I started to wonder if al dente was the way beans that do not come out of a can taste like! But if turns out... if you soak for 10-12 hours in COLD water, it works much better than if you let them soak in boiling hot water! (I don't know where I just came up with that instruction!)... but, I digress.
I was thinking that this beautiful book would go beautifully with my other two STAPLE books on my cabinets:
Are you listening Santa?