12 Healthy Cooking & Pantry Essentials to Keep on Hand

Eating healthy can be pretty overwhelming—so daunting, in fact, that you decide to ditch the whole idea all together. But don’t do that just yet. After all, your body and mind deserve nutritious fuel...


pistachio peas
by pistachio peas 3 years ago

Use this thread to post reports on the following chapters from DINNER: BEANS, LEGUMES, & VEGETABLE DINNERS (p. 234-273); RICE, FARRO, QUINOA & OTHER GRAINS (p. 278-297); and PIZZAS & PIES (p. 30...

La Mesa, Massapequa

by Gastronomos 2 months ago

https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/restaurants/la-mesa-massapequa-1.39154074 Our very own, the Fabulous Erica Marcus, has a nice write up on a place I find worth a mention here. When you do go, ...

How to cook beans?

by herb1 2 months ago

I’ve never liked beans. Most any beans. Green beans are good but kidney beans, pinto beans and especially soybeans have always been avoided. I can’t really explain why I don’t like them, texture or...

I let my dried beans soak too long. Are they fermented now? How bad would that be, anyway?

by Tartinet 13 years ago

Okay, so I had great plans to save money by soaking and cooking my own beans. I put them in to soak, and then got super-busy and kept putting off cooking them. It has now been two days of soaking i...

Beans not softened in crock pot after 12 hours!

by BucksMama 4 months ago

After reading all the previous comments (from 2015), I have decided to take my hard beans and soup out of crock and put into pot on stove and boil then let cool; if that doesn't work, I'll try the...

beans not softening in my crock pot

by Aimee 14 years ago

I used my new crock pot for the first time today to make black bean soup. I soaked the beans overnight and then cooked them on high for an hour in the crock pot this morning. I then added sauteed...

Tallow vs Lard

by borisabrams 4 months ago

Hey! So i saw Epic's Grass Fed Tallow in a store and was intrigued by it. Online it seems that neither tallow nor lard have any real taste and can be used interchangeable. Does the same rin...

Dried, uncooked wrinkly pinto beans?

by zarn 5 months ago

Are the wrinkly ones bad? Should they all be smooth? Pic below, two smooth on bottom for reference, wrinklies on top.

Beans not absorbing salt

by riri94 5 months ago

Hello I’m making beans simmered in sofrito. No matter how much salt I add it seems the sauce will get salty but the beans remain bland. Please tell me how I can fix this. I am using canned beans.

Van Camps Beans What happened to all the beans ??? Chef Boyradee all sauce and very little product!!

by ekandefer 5 years ago

I just opened a can of Van Camps pork and beans and all I saw was sauce I stuck a spoon in and about 1/3 of the way down were the beans. The first thing that came to my mind was Oh No they were bo...

Marinated Garbonzo Beans

by marcjh 7 months ago

When I was a kid in the 70s and 80s, we used to get marinated garbanzo beans from the supermarket. They were delicious. They came in a glass jar and I think also had pimentos. We bought it at Ra...

Animal fat in El Pollo Loco

by jtanida 7 months ago

Verified w El Pollo Loco Customer Service their Rice & Beans are cooked without any Animal products. Great news for us Vegetarians.

Recipe search: baked beans, no molasses/ketchup/bacon

by Splendid Spatula 3 years ago

Good day Chowhounds, About a million years ago, my grandmother served a dish of baked beans that were unlike any baked beans I'd ever had. They were navy beans, and there was butter, and certai...

What to do with over-salted baked beans?

by sunshiner1977 10 months ago

I tried to make this Serious Eats recipe for a potluck. Because I was serving 25, I doubled it, and it turned out insanely salty. I added three cans of northern white beans to try to dilute the sal...

Quality Pressure Cooker?

by ribeyez 10 months ago

I'm looking to buy a pressure cooker, and I want a high quality cooker but don't want to get a massive All-American style pressure cooker or anything like that. Price isn't much of a concern. ...

Lompoc Valley Seed and Milling to close down

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Always sad to read when a long time local food institution is closing down. Shut down is scheduled for May. LOMPOC VALLEY SEED & MILLING 1119 West Laurel Avenue Lompoc, CA 93436 805.736.2517...

Lentils Question

by amandarose23 11 months ago

I’m making lentils (soup) and haven’t made them in away. When rinsing and sorting the lentils (under running water in a colander and using my hand) I noticed they started to get really wrinkly, and...

Soaking dried great Northern beans

by TracyPark 1 year ago

When I read years ago that soaking thick skinned dried beans shortens the cook time only 15 to 30 minutes, I have skipped soaking with good results. I used them in stew & chili dishes where it di...

Bad beans?

by fasttlane 1 year ago

I opened a can of kidney beans it was foamy and smelt sour... i put a bit in my soup but then fished them out quick. Some of the canning slim is still in my soup. Is my soup still safe to eat? Were...