Make a New Year’s Resolution to celebrate one of the simplest, most wholesome and nutritious foods available. It’s National Bean Day on January 6!
And how best to celebrate National Bean Day? Easy, just eat beans in any shape or form, spread the word about cooking with beans and offer bean recipes to family and friends.
The ‘Queen of Beans’ is Christina Baskerville, Managing Director of gourmet meal specialists Easy Bean. She points out that beans and legumes come in a wonderful variety of tastes and textures and are one of our most important sources of protein, nutrients and vitamins. They are also good for the environment because they add vital nitrogen to the soil as they grow.
Christina says: “Beans are eaten all over the world and are central to traditional recipes in many continents. They can be used to create really tasty meals quickly, easily and deliciously.
“My ready prepared range includes Mexican, French, Indian, Spanish, African and Italian recipes with a different variety of bean in each pot.
“Some people think of beans as a plain ingredient but it’s important not to underestimate them. When cooked in even quite simple recipes they can be turned into something truly delicious.”
We have a message for shoppers – put January 6 in your diary and get ready to celebrate the mighty bean!”
Easy Bean meals are prepared in a converted dairy farm in the foodie haven of Castle Cary, Somerset. They retail from £2.99 and can be found in many branches of Waitrose, Booths, independent stores and online via Ocado.com, Waitrose.co.uk and naturalgrocery.co.uk
- Share bean recipes with a friend
- Read Jack and the Beanstalk to your children!
- Plant a bean in your garden
- Devise your own bean-based meal
- And, of course, eat an Easy Bean meal
January 6 is thought to have been chosen as National Bean Day because it was on that date in 1884 that geneticist Gregor Mendel, who used bean and pea plants to test his theories on inheritance, died. His work is credited with forming the basis of modern genetics.
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