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BRENNA84 SparkPoints: (53,439)
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1/26/14 8:42 P

i'm experimenting with other lower carb options for starch.

i've been experimenting with beans. not sure if I like it or not.

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
1/26/14 8:25 P

I do the power soak method with beans.

I've been on a lentil kick lately - sauteed onions, carrots and lentils in a bowl with a little butter and a ton of hot sauce....oh my ;)

RENATARUNS SparkPoints: (4,367)
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1/26/14 8:23 P

I like red beans or black beans cooked with onions and green peppers and curry spices and served over rice -- that's comfort food. I'm also fond of white bean and kale soup.

EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
1/26/14 8:14 P

We're on a prescription low-carb diet, so we don't do many beans... however, when I do make any, it's a long process.
I buy dry beans, then soak them in several water exchanges overnight. Then I simmer them, usually in my slow-cooker, with some seasoning: minced onions, a couple smashed garlic cloves, maybe some red pepper flakes or a bay leaf... depends on what I'm planning to use them for. Sometimes I don't put any seasoning in at all. Then I let them simmer until they're soft - not soggy, but will smash when pressed with a fork. If I've made a big batch, which I usually try to do, I then portion them out into zipper freezer bags and freeze them.

I like them in chili, although my chili is more like a "Texas Chili", which is mostly meat and very little beans. I will put some beans in soup occasionally, but the chili is my primary recipe for using beans.


BRENNA84 SparkPoints: (53,439)
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1/26/14 7:26 P

whats your favorite way to eat or cook beans?

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