No, this post is not about your heart rate. A pulse, sometimes called a “grain legume,” is an annual leguminous crop yielding from one to twelve seeds of variable size, shape, and color within a pod. Here’s what they look like:
The United Nations suggested at least ten ways of “celebrating” the International Year of Pulses (IYP), including: “Contact your favorite restaurants or office/campus cafeterias to tell them about IYP and ask them to feature new pulse dishes on their menus.” Mary Jane thought of a more fun way to celebrate IYP yesterday, by making the following dish:
I, of course, added hot sauce to it! The recipe she used is here. My mentor, the late, great Frank Crosby, used to tell the perfect pulse joke: “Did you hear about the farmer’s daughter? She sits among the beans and peas.” Happy Pulsing!