superlegumes: eat your way to great health was published by Murdoch Books in 2013. It contains over 100 delicious recipes, with 60 being gluten free and many vegetarian and vegan options. Legumes are true nutrition warriors, being loaded with plant based protein, dietary fibre, a source of low GI carbs and packed with several nutrients including B group vitamins, iron, calcium, zinc and magnesium!
Through my work, I have realized that these incredible foods are often under-utilized, and many lack the confidence on how to prepare, or what to do with legumes in the kitchen. I am therefore passionate about providing people with the tools to incorporate these nutrient dense foods into their everyday eating.
superlegumes explores dried legumes (such as chickpeas, black beans and red kidney beans) as well as fresh varieties (such as fresh green peas and beans). It also contains a few surprising memebers, peanuts, carob, mesquite and indigenous wattle seed.
I includes invaluable information on preparation, nutrition content and cooking tips to make including legumes in your diet easy and nutritious, and showcasing just how versatile they are. From typical soups, salads and curries, to more unusual recipes such as decadent cakes, brownies and even pancakes, superlegumes has it all.
Below is a selection of recipes from superlegumes, to get you started on loving and including legumes in your daily diet.