The Ultimate Guide to Keeping a Pantry Like a Pro

Keeping a kitchen pantry is a smart thing to do even in non-quarantine times, but what exactly does that mean? Even if you don't have a dedicated, stand-alone pantry space, setting aside some cabinet...

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The economics of beans or "Why the heck would you bother?"

by Monch 7 years ago

I’m trying to get more legumes into my diet and am an inveterate cheapskate. Assuming that quality is equivalent, has anyone “done the math”: Is making beans from dried a significantly better b...

lupini beans???

by ndl 13 years ago

i have literally been soaking and boiling some dried lupini beans for a week and they're still insanely bitter. is it time to give up?

ISO Italian White Beans recipe

by DuffyH 5 years ago

A number of years ago I had a bowl of beans at an Italian restaurant in northern Virginia. The beans were on the antipasto menu, simply called Fagioli (duh) and arrived on a shallow plate. They wer...

What are your favorite ways to use vallarta and/or ayocote morado beans?

by nightrecordings 6 years ago

I recently picked up a 16 oz bag of each from Rancho Gordo, and would love to hear how others put these to best use. Also, any other heirloom beans I should be considering?

Beans do not soften

by Erpatches 5 years ago

I soaked white pea beans for 10 hours. In the crock pot for 10 hours on low and still beans are not soft. I now have had them on the stove for one hour and slightly softer but not much. This is my...

Marrowfat peas anyone?

by mariekeac 12 years ago

My absolute favorite beans/legumes are from back home. (holland) Don't think they are actually dutch, but haven't seen them anywhere else.... we call them kapucijners... Think in England they call ...

Favorite brand of canned beans?

by arielleeve 5 years ago

So, I usually try to buy and cook dried beans, but I want to start trying to utilize canned beans more. What is everyone's thought on the best brands? I try to buy canned goods that have BPA-free l...

Beans - Reducing gas

by josephsm 17 years ago

As long as we are talking about beans, does anybody have any advice on how to reduce the inevitable gas? I have heard many theories, such as throwing away their soaking liquid, throwing away their...

What am I doing wrong? Dried beans / garbanzo / chick peas / lentils

by MyKitchen 8 years ago

I have been trying to switch from canned to dry beans, but have yet to be successful re-hydrating any of them, specifically: lentil, azuki, garbanzo. No matter whether I put them in a slow cooker...

Favorite Pressure Cooker recipes

by ski_gpsy 8 years ago

I just had to make 2 batches of chicken soup in one afternoon so I did one on the stovetop, and the other in my pressure cooker. I was genuinely surprised that all ingredients being equal, the pre...

Cooking Dried Beans in Rice Cooker?

by arielleeve 6 years ago

I've done a little bit of internet research, but wanted the thoughts of people on Chowhound regarding whether this would work, and if so, how. I have a Zojirushi Fuzzy Logic, and I'm interested in ...

dried beans vs canned

by Nalega 13 years ago

What's the difference? Am I missing out on reaching some higher culinary level if I continue to use canned beans? I'm a vegetarian who's only started to eat beans in the last year or 2, and coo...

Meat ideas for beans

by cresyd 5 years ago

Last night I was making back beans and threw in an extra marrow bone that I had in the freezer. I was really pleased with the final result and it had me wonder what are meat additions that people ...

Freezing cooked beans?

by josephnl 7 years ago

I have recently become a big fan of cooked beans and love the wonderful heirloom beans available from Rancho Gordo. I know that bean soups generally freeze quite well, but am wondering about how w...

English beans on toast?

by DonShirer 14 years ago

I like to read British mysteries. Strangely, the food most often mentioned in this genre is "beans on toast", evidently an everyday item used for breakfast lunch or dinner (at least according to t...

Dried Beans – to soak or not to soak, that is the question

by rworange 13 years ago

I’ve decided 2007 is the year of the bean where I get to know different types. I’m starting with yellow canary beans ... some Mexican, some Peruvian. Anyway, should dried beans be soaked? This s...

How long should you soak black beans?

by thunderbug84 11 years ago

I have some dried Alubia Negra beans and I want to use them for dinner tomorrow night. First, how long should I soak them? Is it possible to over-soak them? Second, how long should I cook them afte...

Sept 2009 COTM: SOUTHERN Vegetables and Beans

by yamalam 11 years ago

September 2009 Cookbooks of the Month: SCREEN DOORS AND SWEET TEA: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook, by Martha Hall Foose (SDST) & BON APPETIT Y'ALL: Recipes and Tales from Three Genera...

Dried beans/canned beans

by bxgirl 12 years ago

Can someone please tell me the equivalent value for a pound of dried beans(kidney, garbanzo, etc) in terms of canned? If a recipe calls for 1 pound of dried beans, how many cans/ounces can I substi...

The Glorious Foods of Greece: Vegetables, Beans, and Grains

by MMRuth 12 years ago

August 2008 Cookbook of the Month, The Glorious Foods of Greece by Diane Kochilas. Please post your full-length reviews of vegetables, bean, and grains here. Please mention the name of the recipe ...

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