Grocery shelves are filled with nutritious soy based products like soya milk, tofu, miso, soya sauce, soy yogurt, soy cheese and soy burgers. It is hard to believe all these products are made from the versatile little soybean that we grow on our farms.
Farming has always been part of my life and I have a passion for creating delicious and healthy recipes that support the farm industry and promote healthy lifestyles. Although stores have a good selection of soy foods this book with over 200 recipes will show you how easy it is to make your own soymilk, soy flour, soy crème, soy nut and soy sprouts and then use these all-natural, delicious and elegant ingredients in your favourite recipes.
The greatest benefit of soy is its nutrients. Soybeans are the only beans which contain all of the essential amino acid. Soybeans have been a staple in Asian cooking for thousands of years and now health conscious cooks everywhere are discovering the health benefits of this amazing superfood.
I was not familiar with the many benefits of soy until our son added soybeans to his crop rotation. During the harvest I took home several bags of soybeans so that I could make soy milk as an alternative to dairy milk. The milk was delicious. I couldn’t let the Okara (the pulp left in the colander after making soy milk) go to waste so I created delicious recipes that call for this by-product.
These successes inspired me to continue experimenting. I wanted to create a product that would use the whole soybean. The result was easy to follow instructions for making nutritious soy crème. That winter I created the 200 appetizing and healthy recipes published in this book, easy instructions on how to make your own soy ingredients from scratch and many pages of practical advice on how to incorporate the soybeans themselves and their variants like soy crème into daily diets.
- Most recipes are dairy-free. This book is an excellent gift for people looking for non-animal sources of protein and for people who are allergic to dairy products.
- Cook whole soybeans using the directions in the book. Store them in your freezer and add them to fillings for tortillas, cracker spreads and dips.
- Sprout your own soybeans and use them for salads.
- Prepare your own soy products from scratch, store them in the fridge and use them in soups, casseroles, baking and beverages.
- This attractive and inexpensive cookbook is a great gift for health conscious cooks looking for a handy helper for everyday use.
- Each cookbook includes eBook updates with additional recipes & detailed instructions on how to substitute other pulses for soybeans. (chickpeas, lentils, fava, black, kidney or navy beans)
About the author:
We live on a farm so I have plenty of space for a garden and easy access to many kinds of grains. I enjoy preparing meals using the grains, seeds, vegetables and fruits that we grow. See my other cookbooks and learn more about healthy eating by visiting www.winnieswinningways.ca.