Cooking with Amanda – Lentils and Beans
Amanda demonstrates how to cook a variety of lentil and bean recipes, including how to cook dried beans, the nutritional value of various beans, and how to include more beans in your diet.
This is the easiest chili recipe possible, with just 3 ingredients and no chopping required!
Get the recipe: Easy Black Bean Chili recipe
If you’re dipping your toes into Indian food, this is a great place to start. This basic lentil curry (dahl) recipe can be varied in many different ways, and provides a simple base for more sophisticated Indian meals. Don’t worry, you don’t have to make it spicy!
Get the recipe: Red Lentil Curry with rice
By using pineapple salsa and a marinara sauce, this recipe is very straightforward, and provides a hearty chili with very little preparation.
Get the recipe: Tex-Mex Pinto Bean Chili
A lentil loaf is a high protein centerpiece for a special meal or a hearty stick-to-the-ribs dinner.
Get the recipe: Lentil Loaf recipe
A tasty everyday stew with chickpeas (garbanzo beans), eggplant, and zucchini in a rich tomato (marinara) sauce.
Get the recipe: Mediterranean chickpea stew with quinoa
This classic dish, based on the traditional Thai recipe, Bathing Rama, uses kale instead of spinach.
Get the recipe: Marinated tofu with kale and peanut sauce
If you’re looking for a way to enjoy quesadillas without using cheese, this sauce made from white beans will give you a tasty alternative.
Get the recipe: White Bean Cheesy Quesadillas with crudities
Mashed tofu tastes similar to eggs, so if you’re looking to replace eggs in your breakfast routine, give this tasty scramble recipe a try. Tempeh, a fermented soy product, cut into strips and flavored with soy sauce, makes a good bacon substitute.
Get the recipe: Breakfast Tofu Scramble and Tempeh Bacon
A cold lentil and edamame salad with strawberries and balsamic dressing provides a high protein summer dish. Plus a vegan Cesar salad dressing (usually made with cheese and anchovies) is a tasty way to enjoy Romaine lettuce.
Get the recipes: Lentil Edamame Salad and Vegan Cesar Salad