About A Legume a Day

Hello, I’m Chelsea, a PhD student living in Colorado. My doctoral research focuses on legumes (pulses, in particular) and outreach. I love to cook – and eat! – and want to share some of my favorite recipes here, on A Legume a Day.

Legume Lady in a pumpkin patch
Why yes, I do wear bean shirts and have accessories like a bean necklace.

Plus, I want to share some of the incredible behind-the-scenes world of bean research, bean varieties and cuisine from around the world that I see on bean travels, glimpses into the field from visits with farmers, and more. As I work my way through science articles and wrap up my dissertation, I’ll add snippets on the science of legumes – not clickbait, but accessible, brief summaries of what the scientific literature really has to say. Together, let’s explore the many delicious ways to enjoy legumes!

Legume Lady in the mountains, hiking with bean dip
I love hiking and legumes. Why not combine the two by bringing bean dips on hikes?

I figured I should provide at least one photo that doesn’t have beans to show I lead a “balanced” life (let’s be real though, my life completely revolves around beans). Besides cooking, baking, and bringing bean dip on hikes, my pastimes include playing in my plot in the community garden and spending time outdoors – see photo below for evidence.

Legume Lady in the community garden