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The Power of Pulses

Saving the World with Peas, Beans, chickpeas, favas and lentils

This book comes from a desire to place pulses in a more prominent position, as an alternative to the overlooked role it has played in people’s nutritional habits, especially for those who are dedicated to increasing self-reliance and supporting locally available food sources.

Pulses not only are incredibly versatile in the kitchen, but they are also rich in fiber, vitamin B, as well as being gluten-free and unusually low on the glycemic index. These factors contribute to overall good health and help to reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses.

“The Power of Pulses” was written in concomitance by Dan Jason, owner of Salt Spring Seeds; Hillary Malone, co-owner of Sea Salt Food Company; and her sister Alison Malone Eathorne, who also co-owns the company and is a travel and food writer. Dan gave instructions on how home gardeners can grow and store their own beans, peas, chickpeas, favas and lentils; while Hillary and Alison worked with him through the creation of 50 vegetarian recipes featuring inventive uses for the garden’s goods.