This little experiment of beans on toast is a true winner, probably one to make on the weekend as it takes just under an hour, I soaked dried borlotti beans overnight (12 hours) this is the secret.
A combination of fragrant herbs (thyme, basil and rosemary), cloves of garlic, a small potato then seasoned with sea salt, pepper, olive oil and apple cider vinegar.
A cheap breakkie to make and goes swimmingly well on a good wedge of buttered sourdough.
I made them vegan friendly, but do pop a poached egg on top and you have yourself a winner. It’s super cheap to make too, you can make these bad boys in bulk and freeze them for a later date.
Ever since I was a kid, I have always loved baked beans on toast (it was always the can bought stuff) I have made some smokey baked beans here, try them, they are delicious too.
I always knew, but I now really know from studying nutrition, that tinned baked beans are full to the brim of refined sugar, emulsifiers, acidity regulators all the stuff that you should not be consuming on regular basis. I think there is around 20g of sugar per can of Heinz baked beans. Why buy a can when you can make these in bulk for a 3rd of the price with absolutely no added sugar. You know research has show a direct correlation between high refined sugar diets and feeding cancer tumours!
Why is this dish good for you:
Borlotti beans are such a fabulous source of fibre and protein they will help repair your body and help boost immunity.
Garlic nurtures your immunity, rich in vitamin C and is a good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Basil is alkalinizing and detoxifying herb, rich with vitamin C to aid with immunity but also a great anti-inflammatory as well as nourishing your digestion.
Thyme is a great herb, it has a carminative effect on the body, brilliant for relieving irritability, dryness in the respiratory system and is great for treating gum disease and infections
Basil is a great alkalinising and detoxifying herb, rich with vitamin C to aid with immunity but also a great anti-inflammatory as well as nourisher of your digestion and help eliminated oxidising free radicals. According to this book, it is also taken as a restorative, stimulant and nerve tonic and is used also as a carminative and disinfectant.
Potatoes get a bit of a bad wrap for being high-carb and guaranteed to put on the kgs. However they are incredibly nutritious and available almost all year around. However, the potato is highly nutritious and low in kJ’s, they are high in complex carbohydrates, fibre (digestion) and also provide magnesium (great for sleep)