I’m just starting to explore beans as a protein alternative to meat. Cannellini beans are attractive because, in addition to being low glycemic, low in fat and rich in fiber, they are also wonderful for detoxification. They are high in molybdenum, which stimulates detoxifying enzymes in the body, helping to remove dangerous substances like acetaldehyde and sulfites. They are also packed with antioxidants. Be sure to always boil Cannellini beans for at least 10 minutes before consuming them – they contain… Read more »

My Macedonian relatives make a version of these with fresh sweet bell peppers from the garden. Get ready for delicious, tender-crisp shells with a creamy cheese and rice filling. As usual, I use goat’s cheese, but if you aren’t off regular dairy you can substitute Feta and Manouri cheeses. Use whatever color peppers you prefer, or a variety for more attractive presentation. 5 long frying peppers or bell peppers 1 cup brown rice 3 T extra virgin olive oil 3… Read more »