I would like to start using dried beans instead of canned. I have read many of the threads on cooking but still have one question. When the bean is not the main ingredient of a dish and I'm just substituting dried beans for a can of beans do you season the cooking water with anything? I made one recipe, just cooked the beans in water and the beans seemed bland. But if you do flavor the beans as they are cooking could that affect the overall taste of the dish you are making?