Meet Two Official Bean Advocates2

Better Bean  – Keith and Hannah Kullberg


It was a pleasure to meet two Bean Advocates at Natural Products Expo West – Keith Kullberg, Founder and his co-founder and daughter Hannah Kullberg from Better Bean.
From taste to versatility to a health standpoint, beans are one of my favorite foods. So I was pleased to find the Better Bean booth. Beans can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They can be part of a appetizer or made into a dessert. The possibilities are endless. From dips to bean burgers to brownies (very good by the way), beans are one of your food friends.
For people, who don’t have time to cook, bean and cheese tacos or quesadillas couldn’t be quicker or easier. They are also healthy. Just warm corn or flour tortillas and fill with beans and shredded cheese. To melt the cheese, pop them in the microwave. For more veggie power, top with salsa and guacamole. Delicious!

Better Beans are sold nationwide in a tub in the refrigerated section.  They have baked beans, skillet refried red and black beans, three sisters chili, roasted chipotIe red beans, southwestern pinto beans, Tuscan white beans, and Cuban black beans. I am looking forward to trying them.

To Your Good Health on Easter

Try this fun Easter treat from guest blogger, Maggie Green, registered dietitian nutritionist and author of The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook. Sounds delicious and very festive for Easter or anytime that you want to enjoy a food with lots of health benefits. Here’s Maggie!!!

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday and for those who celebrate this joyous holiday I share a favorite Easter brunch recipe for eggs of course: a sign of new life, a sign new hope, and in the nutrition world: the most perfect protein.
Guacamole Deviled Eggs
Makes 24 deviled eggs halves
Whether called stuffed, salad, or dressed eggs (the word “dressed” is used in the South to avoid dignifying the word “devil” at church functions), it’s a challenge to find someone who doesn’t adore deviled eggs. When I make deviled eggs, I buy extra-large or jumbo eggs. They are not much more expensive plus they have more egg yolk and a bigger egg white to work with. This variation adds an avocado and lime juice for guacamole-style flavor in the filling. When peeled, hard-boiled eggs are slippery little devils. Invest in a deviled egg plate or carrier to transport eggs to a party or picnic. A single-function platter houses indentations to sit the eggs in once they are stuffed. For the Easter table, the egg platter comes in handy or lay the stuffed eggs on a plate lined with finely shredded red cabbage. Pretty, pretty, eggs.                    
12 extra-large or jumbo eggs
1/2 avocado, peeled and cut into chunks
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 green onion, minced
Juice of 1/2 lime
One generous pinch ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cilantro leaves, for garnish

Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring water to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook eggs until the yolk is completely set, about 15 to 17 minutes. Drain and run cold tap water over the eggs to cool. Cover with cold water to cool further or place in the refrigerator. Peel eggs. Cut in half and scoop the egg yolks into a bowl. With a fork or electric mixer mix in the avocado, onion, lime juice, coriander, salt, and pepper. Use a small spoon, scoop, or piping bag to fill each egg white with the yolk mixture. Place on a paper-towel lined and top each egg half with a leaf of cilantro. Keep chilled until ready to serve.