Too often, the benefits of healthy foods are overwhelmed by the unhealthy ingredients that are added to them in the course of meal preparation. Incorporating fatty meats into cooked beans is one example of this nutritionally unsound practice. And it really is unnecessary! Hearty legumes are delicious in their own rite, and equally wholesome and flavorful when prepared with enlightened alternative ingredients.
Baked beans are an easy choice to bring along for any pot luck, and our healthy rendition of this popular dish is created with unique tropical notes!. Our Hawaiian "Unbaked" Beans are delicious, accented by diced Yves Veggie Canadian Bacon which really is a product of Canada. Salt free Eden Pinto beans are the foundation of this hearty dish that uses a sea vegetable called kombu for flavoring.
What makes Worcestershire sauce vegetarian? Perhaps you didn't know that traditional worcestershire sauce is made with anchovies. Here we use a Worcestershire sauce that is made every bit as flavorful without adding animal products. Crushed pineapple and Mirin, a sweet sake cooking wine, provide a nice balance to this delightful dish.
Hawaiian Unbaked Beans
Enlightened Hawaiian "Unbaked"
Traditional Hawaiian Beans
Ingredients of Note
Veggie Canadian Bacon - A very authentic, wholesome alternative,
very close to traditional Canadian bacon or ham in both appearance,
aroma, and flavor. It is made with soy protein and wheat gluten
and can be enjoyed right out of the package
Mirin - Lower in alcohol than Japanese Sake, Mirin is a sweet rice wine used in cooking. available at health food stores.
Pinto Beans - A medium oval shaped brown legume that has an earthy flavor and powdery texture. Widely available and most often used in refried bean recipes
Worcestershire Sauce, Vegetarian - A condiment with all of the zest and flavor without anchovies or any artificial ingredients. Available at health food stores from The Wizard or Robbies.
Nutritional Yeast - These delicious flakes add a rich, cheese-like flavor, and creaminess and are very high in protein and B vitamins. Do not confuse nutritional yeast with either brewers yeast, which has a characteristically bitter taste, or bakers yeast which is used to leaven baked goods.