Originally Posted by SillySunshine
I haven't tried chickpeas/garbanzo in their true form yet, though they are on the menu for this upcoming week, so we'll see how that goes! Hoping it'll be good.
Im not sure about all beans. I know the texture of white beans, black beans, refried beans, bean dips, and baked beans all make me feel kind of sick.
Ya, you haven't tried that many beans to definitively say you don't like beans...
lots of kinds to try and tons of ways to prepare them.
chickpeas are the base for many recipes, mainly hummus, but you can use other beans like white beans to make hummus too. you HAVE to try chickpeas they are truly amazing.
falafel is made from chickpeas, you would never guess from the fried balls that its mostly just beans and herbs, you can also make falafel with fava beans.
mock tuna chickpea sandwich spread hides the bean texture well: http://militantvegancooking.blogspot...ea-spread.html
have you tried lentils? they are kinda like beans but very tiny so the texture thing may not be an issue, they are great in soups, this salad is delicious too: http://marcussamuelsson.com/recipes/...e-lentil-salad
any bean can be made into a yummy soup, black beans cooked with mexican flavors like cumin, oregano and chili, use a stick blender or regular blender to puree when the beans are cooked to mush.