Chocolate almond nibs made of white beans

Chocholate almond nibs made of white beansCandy and sweets does not always have to be unhealthy. Almond sweets are great for christmas, or at any other time of year. The butter in these has been replaced by white beans. Don’t tell anyone and they will never know.
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Quick pasta dish with beans

Pasta with beansWhen you are in a bit of a rush but need to eat a good portion of hearty food, this pasta dish is perfect. The recipe uses tagliatelle with egg to increase the protein content, but it can be cooked with any pasta – choosing another pasta and skipping the cheese will make the dish vegan. If you are keeping some for the next day, keep the Parmesan cheese separately.
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Super quick bean soup with sweetcorn

Super quick bean soup with sweetcornComing home late you need something healthy to eat. This bean soup is quick, simple and good. The dish is also easy to cook on a hike on a gas cooker.
Cooking time: 15 minutes, using pre cooked beans.
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Sweet corn and bean burgers with horseradish

Corn burgersSweet corn give these burgers sweetness, together with the horseradish you get an exciting combination.
Serve the burgers with a dollop of horseradish cream on the side. The burgers can be saved in the fridge for a few days or deep frozen for another day.
Makes 4 big burgers.
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Feta cheese burgers with pesto and spinach

Feta cheese veggie burgers with pestoThese burgers are juicy and have a mild and soft flavour of feta cheese and pesto.
The burgers will keep in the fridge for a few days or can be frozen.
Cooking time: 30 minutes, with pre-cooked beans.
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Chickpeas in the meatballs: Recipe makeover – more greens in the meat

Meatballs with chickpeasIf you not yet call yourself a vegetarian, but want to eat more vegetarian – perhaps for the sake of the environment or for your own health – there are many ways of adding a bit of extra greens or beans in your cooking. Living with kids who believe you’ll die eating something green there are a few good tips for sneaking some vitamins into the food. Here are a few tips:

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Mixed bean burger in the oven

Mixed bean burger baking in the ovenVeggie burgers baked in the oven saves time. It also saves on using extra oil for frying and they come out nice and crispy.
Any leftovers? Put them in your lunch box for the next day or serve them with roasted vegetables for dinner tomorrow. They can also be frozen and used at a later date.
8 burgers. Cooking time: 50 minutes, including 20 minutes relaxation whilst the burgers are in the oven.
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