Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center

Vegetable Research and Extension

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School Garden Education Videos




Demonstration of Pulse Cooking

Learn how to make two recipes (Bean Dip and Midnight Black Bean Cake) using pulses. One savory and one sweet dish made with black beans.

   WSU Mount Vernon graduate student

Black Bean Bars

Bean Dip is a simple, healthy dip for vegetables or spread for quesadillas.

   WSU Mount Vernon graduate student

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Bars are a dense, gluten free dessert bar made with brown sugar and butter.

   WSU Mount Vernon graduate student

Midnight Cake

Midnight Black Bean Cake is a dessert made with black beans and flour, topped with coconut and honey frosting.