Look at this truly amazing and thoughtful gift that some of my yoga students got me! It's a magical array of Bean-Centric Delights!!
For about 9-10 years now, I've taught a free weekly yoga class for the teachers and staff at the elementary school in our neighborhood. When we first bought our house, I decided I wanted to do something for our local community/neighborhood, and teaching yoga is what I know! Over the years, some teachers have come and gone, but through it all most of the teachers have really stuck with it, and the class is very dear to my heart. Every year at Christmas, I bring them cookies and cookbooklettes, and they bring me a card and some sort of gift.
I was so deeply touched by their gift. It really shows just how well they know me!! Fancy salts, a beautiful handmade bowl (to eat my beans out of!), FIVE kinds of gourmet specialty beans from Rancho Gordo (world's best beans?!!), and a brand new 100% Bean Book!! So cool. "Bean to Bean" isn't all vegan (or even all veg), but it's loaded with beany recipes, and tons of vegan or vegan-modification recipes, and it looks super exciting. I've already got two meals planned from this book for this week alone - I'll keep you posted.
This is me reveling in a downpour of beany wonder!