Although considered a traditional staple food, beans are becoming more popular as a main ingredient for dips and other appetizers.
Beans remain popular in casserole dishes and as a classic favourite. Many people have their own homemade baked bean recipes. Beans remain a popular food for outdoor adventurists hitting the hiking and camping trails.
When reviewing these or any recipe calling for beans, it is important to follow the recipe closely and make sure you use the right beans called for. It is possible that substituting one bean for another could change the dynamic and texture of the prepared item.
Green and Yellow beans remain significantly popular as that great health vegetable side, going with any hearty meal. You can eat them raw with salads or on their own. In addition, steaming these kinds of beans will allow them to retain colour and their nutrients.
You can purchase green and yellow beans fresh from any grocer. However you should look at farmers markets during season for these as well. You will more likely get better product at better dollar value. The other kinds of beans referred to in these recipes can be bought in canned form or bagged.
Beans provide a healthy boost to any dish while adding bold flavours and textures.