About A Legume a Day

Hello, I’m Chelsea. I just completed my PhD in Nutrition at Colorado State University. My doctoral research focused on legumes (pulses, in particular) and outreach. Essentially, in my research and other work, I take a translational research approach to help people eat more beans so that they can reap all the amazing benefits beans can offer for human and environmental health. I also love to cook – and eat! – and want to share some of my favorite recipes here, on A Legume a Day. You can subscribe to my newsletter here.

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 happenings of Bean World. This includes bean research, cuisines from around the world that I see on bean travels, glimpses into the field from visits with farmers, and more. As I read science articles, I’ll add snippets on the science of beans – 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 beans!

Bean dip in the mountains
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. But then I realized that, let’s be real, my life completely revolves around beans. My pastimes include reading about beans, bringing beans on hikes and picnics, frolicking in bean fields, and spending time outdoors while sporting bean swag. Like I said, super balanced. πŸ˜‰ But, I wouldn’t have it any other way!

What do you think – DO pinto beans think about me, too??