National Bean Day
Beans are a popular food all over the world. They’re high in fiber and protein and delicious. Although you might only think of beans as a component in chili con carne and baked beans, they aren’t limited to those applications. Red beans are used in Japan for desserts.
Many sweets from China also contain red beans and mung beans. This excludes soya beans, which can be used fresh (as an edamame), as well as in many sauces and condiments, including miso, soya sauce, and other fermented condiments that are found throughout northeast India and southeast Asia.
Tempeh and tofu can also be made from soya beans. This just goes to show the versatility and importance of beans to many cuisines. There are many ways to celebrate humble beans, whether you enjoy a hot bowl of chili or a Japanese sweet.
This day is dedicated to the memory of Gregor Mendel who died in 1897 after his experiments with breeding pea plant seeds. These were the foundation of modern genetics. According to what we could find Paula Bowen was the originator of National Bean Day.
Her main reason was that there aren‚Äôt many holidays that coincide with National Bean Day. She also believed that Mr. Bean deserved a day of recognition. She grew up eating beans, as her father was a pinto bean farmer. We are not surprised that beans are celebrated on a designated day. They are healthy and widely used in many different cuisines around the globe.
We don’t know if this means that electronic greeting card sites have made a lot of references about National Bean Day. Or if they just happen to be the best at capitalizing on it. It doesn’t matter if you don’t like beans or don’t want anything to do on National Bean Day. You can still send your friends greeting cards to celebrate the occasion. Although it is sometimes called “National Bean Day”, there are no official records or presidential proclamations. It’s therefore safe to assume it is not officially recognized.
Beans are one the most versatile foods. It’s a great day to celebrate National Bean Day. You can include beans in every meal, even in places you might not expect. Begin the day with a full English breakfast that includes toast and baked beans. Lunch will be followed by red bean ice cream, red bean mochi or red bean mochi. Dinner will include a meal made up of chili, black beans, rice, white beans soup, North Indian Rajma or other specialty beans.
We want you to celebrate National Bean Day. To help inspire your creativity, we have included a bean recipe. Olan, a mildly-spiced traditional vegetarian curry from Kerala in South India, is made with beans and coconut milk. It can be enjoyed as a meal with rice, rotis or on its own. Here’s the recipe. It’s really easy to make.
In a medium saucepan, heat the coconut milk, green chillies, cumin and salt. Cook the beans for about 25-30 minutes or until they are soft. Cook the pumpkin for five more minutes. Then, stir in the thick coconutmilk. Turn off the heat and let cool. In a small saucepan, heat the oil and then add the mustard seeds. Once they begin to pop, sputter and fly around your kitchen, add in the shallots, curry leaves, and garlic. Cook until the shallots are golden brown. Mix the oil and pumpkin-bean curries together. Happy National Bean Day!