Douglas & McIntyre
The Power of Pulses

Book details:

April 2016
ISBN 978-1-77162-102-1
Paperback - Trade
8" x 10"
208 pages
150 colour photographs
Gardening / Vegetables GAR025000
$24.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

The Power of Pulses

Saving the World with Peas, Beans, Chickpeas, Favas and Lentils

An inspiring do-it-yourself guide to growing and eating pulses—a versatile, nutritious and highly sustainable crop that includes beans, peas, chickpeas, favas and lentils.


For those who are committed to increasing self-reliance and supporting locally available food sources, pulses are an often-overlooked source of ethical protein. Dan Jason, owner of Salt Spring Seeds, is a long-time advocate of pulses as a healthy and environmentally responsible alternative to meat and tofu. In The Power of Pulses, Jason provides tips on how home gardeners can grow and save their own delicious, vividly hued heirloom beans, peas, chickpeas, favas and lentils.

As well as being incredibly versatile in the kitchen, pulses are also rich in fibre, high in vitamin B, gluten-free and remarkably low on the glycemic index—contributing to good health and helping to reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses.

In The Power of Pulses, talented foodie-sister team Hilary Malone and Alison Malone Eathorne collaborate with Jason to create 50 vegetarian recipes featuring fresh and inventive uses for the garden’s bounty, including Broad Bean Succotash with Ricotta & Poached Eggs on Toast, Crispy Chickpea Power Bowl with Tahini Dressing, Sweet Pea and Halloumi Fritters and even Black Bean Brownies with Espresso Ganache. Vibrantly illustrated, this exciting garden-to-kitchen volume is sure to inspire readers to harness the power of pulses!

About the Authors

Dan  Jason

Dan Jason

Dan Jason lives on Salt Spring Island, BC, where he founded the mail-order seed company Salt Spring Seeds. He has written many bestselling books about ...

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Hilary  Malone

Hilary Malone

Hilary Malone holds a Diploma in Culinary Arts from Vancouver Island University and is co-owner (with Alison) of Sea Salt Food Company, a boutique catering ...

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Alison  Malone Eathorne

Alison Malone Eathorne

Alison Malone Eathorne is a freelance travel and food writer and has contributed to various publications including Pacific Yachting, Western Living and ...

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