Learn Everything There is To Know About Beans

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Beans and rice, rice and beans — one of the means that our family used to get out of debt. Talk about your super-frugal foods! Four years ago we found ourselves in major debt. We had used up our savings and had hit rock bottom.

It was a very sobering time. But, after some research and desperate prayer, we found some ways to climb out of the hole we had dug for ourselves. We were able to live within our means, save money, eat well, and lose some weight during the year or two when beans and rice were served up two to three times a week.

(I even got back into my wedding dress that summer. I made hubs take a picture. It didn’t look good on me, but at least it could zip!)

The Everything Beans Book

My friend Katie from Kitchen Stewardship has put together an ebook, dedicated to the noble frugal food, in her latest The Everything Beans Book. Katie has done a fantastic job putting together an all-purpose book about beans. She includes a huge variety of recipes from making a broths from scratch to preparing wraps, main dish meals, and even brownies using beans!

Katie has the heart of a researcher. She is a wealth of information when it comes to nutrition and quite honestly, she’s my go-to girl when I want to know the nitty gritty details about food science. So, know that you’re going to learn a lot from this book — not just how to cook a bean!

For $9.95 here’s what you get:

95 pages and 30 recipes to lower your food budget and raise your nutrition at the same time. Twenty pages of…well…everything you might want to know about beans, including how to get comfortable with dry beans so you can save even more money (but not spend forever in the kitchen).

This week Katie is offering it to my readers for 20% off. Just use the coupon code LIFEWITHBEANS at checkout to get the discounted price. The coupon is good through March 21st at  midnight MST

Click here to view more details

Do you regularly cook with beans?

Disclosure: I received a review copy of the book and am a Kitchen Stewardship affiliate.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. I love to cook with beans, although I must admit I don’t do it as often as I should. A favourite around here is 9 bean soup. I hope your readers enjoy the recipe!

  2. We love beans and use it at least two to three time per week.
    We are vegetarian and beans are excellent source of protein. I use it for protein, ease of use and versatility.
    I do thunk that using beans is kind of process. I soak today, cook overnight and eat tomorrow. Day after tomorrow, I will soak another kind of bean and repeat the whole process.

  3. Love it! I’ve got a big ole pot of black beans cooking on my stove for a new soup recipe we’re trying tonight: black bean vegetable soup… 🙂 Beans a a fabulous way to keep a low grocery budget.
    Here’s a link to my weekly menu –

    Thanks for sharing this book! I just recently started cooking with dried beans and could use some tips.

  4. I love dried Beans and lentils. I soak them overnight and cook them up in a pressure cooker the next day. Awesome. We are vegetarians and have beans at least twice a week. 🙂

  5. I love beans, especially black beans. But I’m learning to cook and love different kinds lately.

    • Jessica Fisher says

      @Sheena, I have never had great luck with black beans. I still buy canned because when I do black beans, the skins are really tough. Got a trick?

  6. I do cook a lot with beans. We eat a lot of ethnic foods from all over the world, using beans, lentils and peas. A friend asked for my recipes, so I compiled several on my blog, which is linked. Some are mine, others are ones that I discovered online.


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