Beans, legumes and peas are big over here.
My most common dishes to use them in include soups, Mexican dishes and salads.
My favorite beans to play with are black beans, garbonzo beans, Italian white beans, lima beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, fresh soybeans and green and pole beans - best when I can grow them.
Favorite legumes/peas... lentils, all peas but especially split peas and fresh English peas and sugar snap peas which make great snacks! I also recently got into black eyed peas too and am havng fun using them.
Black beans are currently the most common used here. Give them to me and I can find a delicious way to use them for any morning, day or night time meal! I also love the hearty 16 dry bean mix for slow cooker soups! White beans are great for Italian creations... and a mix of black, pinto, kidney and black eyed peas for my chilis. You can do SO much with beans. I love to play with them!
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ~Chinese Proverb~