International Year of Pulses
Have you heard of pulses? Pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family such as chickpeas, lentils and beans. Pulses are versatile and tasty, nutritious, sustainable and affordable. The United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses.
Chef Michael Smith, Canada's Year of the Pulses Ambassador says this: "Super easy, super inexpensive, tasty and flexible. These things hit all the marks."
Use a pressure cooker to cook dried beans in a fraction of the time to commit to eating pulses once a week for 10 weeks and join a global food movement! Eating dry peas, lentils, beans and chickpeas helps reduce your carbon footprint – and it’s great for your health. Help support national and provincial growers. Every 1/2 cup of cooked pulses delivers 9 grams of protein.
Join us and take the challenge here pulsepledge.com
Find lots of recipes to experiment with as well.
Breville the Handy Mix Scraper
Breville just does everything ‘right’ and the Handy Mix Scraper is no exception. The first things that you will notice about this 9 speed hand mixer are the Quiet Scraper Beaters. These beaters allow you to mix to the edge of the bowl. The benefit of this is that all ingredients get mixed evenly without the use of an independent spatula and there are no clanging and banging noises to drive you bananas.
Also comes with balloon whisks, dough hooks and a handy storage case. The motor itself is also on the quiet side because it offers high torque at low speeds. This means the machine can power through heavy cookie and bread dough and the motor doesn’t suffer. Some other neat features are: the Count-up Timer, the Pause Button and the Mixing Light.