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Pulse Revolution by Tami Hardeman - DK Canada - Book Review

Title: Pulse Revolution
Author: Tami Hardeman
Published By: Dorling Kindersley, March 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4654-5919-0

Pulse Revolution

150 Superfood Vegetarian Recipes

Featuring Vegan & Meat Variations

Pulse Revolution includes more than 150 different superfood vegetarian recipes with both vegan and meat variations. Each recipe includes “Pulses” – which until I read the Introduction to Pulses included in this book, were a complete mystery to me.

“…pulses are the dried, edible seeds of a legume plant. Nutritious and sustainable, they are an integral part of many cuisines and an easy way to put protein on your plate.”


I enjoyed reading the Introduction to Pulses and the information included in the section Why Eat Pulses? You will find out why they are good for you and the different health benefits you will receive by eating them. You will also learn why they are good for the planet!

Pulses are presented in the following sections:

  1. Lentils (green lentil, brown lentil, beluga lentil, red lentil, yellow lentil)
  2. Beans (navy bean, adzuki bean, black-eyed pea, pinto bean, lima bean, black bean, kidney bean, great northern bean, mung bean, scarlet runner, borlotti bean, flageolet, fava bean, moth bean black gram and heirloom beans)
  3. Chickpeas
  4. Peas (split pea, pigeon pea)
  5. Pulse Flours (white bean flour, black bean flour, chickpea flour)

Each of the Pulses includes a description, the nutrition per 1/2 cup cooked, calories, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, what they are a good source of (example Vitamin A) and what they are a great source of (example low fat protein).

Next we learn how to properly prepare and cook Pulses and how to check to be sure they are perfectly cooked; vs undercooked or overcooked. If you have ever wanted to sprout pulses there is also a section to teach you how to do this – and how to store your sprouts safely.

A extremely helpful chart is included on page 23 and it tells you the Soak Time, Stovetop simmer time, pressure cooker (on high) time to cook, slow cooker (on low) time to cook, if they pulses are suitable for sprouting and what other pulse is a good substitute for it in a recipe. The following Pulses are included in the chart:

Peas: Pigeon Pea and Split Pea.
Lentils: Beluga Lentil, Brown Lentil, Green Lentil, Red Lentil and Yellow Lentil.
Beans: Adzuki Bean, Black Bean, Black-eyed Pea, Black Gram, Borlotti Bean, Chickpea, Fava Bean, Flageolet, Great Northern Bean, Kidney Bean, Lima Bean, Moth Bean, Mung Bean, Navy Bean, Pinto Bean and Scarlet Runner.

The Recipes are presented in the following sections:

  • Breakfast & Brunch
  • Snacks & Spreads
  • Soups & Stews
  • Salads & Sides
  • Patties, Tacos, & Sandwiches
  • Braises & Curries
  • Baked Dishes & Casseroles
  • Desserts

Each recipe includes the prep time, cook time and number of servings. The ingredients are listed separately from the step-by-step instructions and the nutritional information per serving is provided and list the calories as well as total fat (and saturated fat), cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates (and dietary fiber and sugar separately) and protein. Instructions to either make it with meat, or make it vegan are provided too. For some of the recipes you will find “Pulse Exchange” notes to let you know what other pulses work well in the recipe.

Here are a few of the recipes included:

Breakfast & Brunch

  • Roasted Tomato & Chickpea Frittata
  • Peanut & Red Lentil Granola Bars
  • Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Quinoa

Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Quinoa - Pulse Revolution - DK Canada - Book Review

  • Black Bean Cocoa Smoothie
  • Spiced Apple & Mung Bean Muffins
  • Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Snacks & Spreads

  • Mung Bean Guacamole
  • Lemony Spinach Hummus
  • Black-eyed Pea Hummus
  • Chickpea Fries
  • White Bean Butter with Radishes
  • Spiralized Beat & Onion Bhajis
  • Chickpea Energy Bites

Soups & Stews

  • Lima Bean Bisque
  • Lemon & Herb Split Pea Soup
  • Pigeon Pea & Pumpkin Chili
  • Creamy Spinach & Mung Bean Soup
  • Pinto Bean Peanut Stew

Salads & Sides

  • Three Bean Salad Stuffed Avocados
  • Mung Bean Gado Gado
  • Radicchio & Bean Salad
  • Sweet Potato & Beluga Lentil Salad
  • Chickpea & Cherry Salad
  • Roasted Tomatoes & White Beans

Roasted Tomatoes and White Beans - Pulse Revolution - DK Canada - Book Review

Patties, Tacos, & Sandwiches

  • Indian Potato & Chickpea Patties
  • Red Lentil & Sweet Potato Croquettes
  • Spiralized Beet & Kidney Bean Patties
  • Crispy Avocado & Chickpea Tacos
  • Zucchini & Lima Bean Fritters

Braises & Curries

  • Chickpea Tikka Masala in Lettuce Cups
  • Red Kidney Bean Curry
  • Dal Bolognese
  • White Bean Coconut Curry
  • Dal Makhani
  • Sweet & Sour Cabbage with Brown Lentils

Baked Dishes & Casseroles

  • Moth Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Brie & Pomegranate
  • Green Split Pea Stuffed Cabbage
  • Baked Feta in Tomato Lentil Sauce
  • Baked Lentil Spaghetti Squash With Walnuts & Goat Cheese
  • Lima Bean Enchiladas
  • Spiced Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie


  • Flourless Black Bean Brownies

Flourless Black Bean Brownies - Pulse Revolution - DK Canada - Book Review

  • Coconut & Bean Ice Cream
  • Adzuki Bean & Cherry Pops
  • Lentil Baklava
  • Adzuki Bean Chocolate Pudding
  • Strawberry & Green Lentil Crisp
  • Chickpea & Peanut Cookies

Each page is printed on thick, quality paper and the binding allows the book to remain open to any page you wish – without you needing to hold the others in place. Color photographs are included for many of the recipes and every page is a different color – making the presentation fun and the book enjoyable to browse through.

There are so many recipes included in Pulse Revolution that I want to try myself. I am very excited by the selection, as well as, the fact they include superfoods and offer both vegan and meat variations for some of the included recipes. If you have been searching for a way to add better nutrition to your meals you will find a fantastic assortment of vegetarian dishes to try in Pulse Revolution.

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