Wednesday, 18 January 2017

January 18 is Global Pulse Day + free pulse cookbooks download

Happy Global Pulse Day!

Aren't pulses = legumes?
Why today is not Global Legume Day?

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According to Pulse Canada, pulses are part of the legume family. But only dried seed such as dried peas, edible beans, lentils and chickpeas are in the pulse family.

Why pulses are good?

1. Have very high level of protein and fibre but low in fat
2. Rich in minerals such as iron, zinc, and phosphorous
3. Have folate and other B-vitamins

I love the fact that I can use pulses to make gluten-free yummy food. Up-to-now, I have been using rice flour, brown rice flour, almond flour, oat flour or coconut flour to replace wheat flour. Well, it's getting boring and I'm open to explore new ingredients.

So, I'm very happy to see we can download free recipe books from Pulse Canada.

Pulses and the Gluten-Free Diet: Cooking with Beans, Peas Lentils and Chickpeas (2011)

Pulses: Cooking with Beans, Peas, Lentils and Chickpeas (2016)

Guide to Cooking with Pulses

French cookbook
Les Légumineuses: Haricots, Pois, Pois chiches & Lentilles (2010)

We can also download Printable Recipe Cards from Pulse Canada. Some are written in French, too. 

Printable Recipe Cards 

Thank you Pulse Canada

Let's have fun cooking with pulses, my friends!!

Related sites:
Pulse Canada

Pulse Pledge

Protein Quality of Cooked Pulses

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