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I add pureed beans (northern, chickpeas, etc.) to soups and it adds flavor, thickening, and nutrition.

- Submitted by PEGGYJEAN13 1/12/2011 in Cooking | 6 Comments
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NUMEXI17 1/13/2011 5:17:00 PM

    When I make guacamole I add some shredded lettuce it. It doesn't change the texture and you get more veggie in your snack!
2BDYNAMIC 7/7/2012 11:25:00 PM

    That is a great idea ..... pureeing the beans for the soup. I will try this next time ...... thanks! .....
CBEVNOW 1/15/2011 1:05:00 AM

    Also Flax Meal will thicken soups or any food for that matter and is very good for you. Put some in your oat meal too.
***DEBRA*** 1/12/2011 11:47:00 PM

    I made a pot of Cannelli Bean & Roasted Corn Soup this afternoon and just happened to add a can of FAT FREE refried beans to it to thicken it up. The soup came out so nice and creamy.
It was delicious if I say so myself.
CINDYHEN 1/12/2011 10:39:00 PM

    We had a wonderful pot of soup! Yum! This is my FAVORITE weather; cold and sunny!
LADYWELDER57 1/12/2011 7:29:00 PM

    Nothing better in this weather than a good old pot of beans!

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