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Food Allergy’s, Gluten, and Various Grains and Bean Recipes

We were visiting our daughter awhile back in Utah and  as always we got started talking about storage and all the wheat our families have.  All of us think that with wheat we can survive an emergency because we can …

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Cooking with Bean Flours

Since our blog on grinding grains with the Wonder Mill Junior, I have been thinking about all the different legumes that can be used for flour.  Storing whole beans is as easy as storing whole wheat and can be used …

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The Different Varieties of Beans

My husband wrote an article recently about using beans instead of oil.  Well that got me to thinking about beans and how healthy they are.  Needless to say there are many people out there that can’t handle beans for one …

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More on Using Beans as a Substitute for Oil in Baking

With the holidays aproaching and all the baking, I though I would mention this again.  Over the last year or so, my wife has written about using beans instead of oil in baking.  Well I can testify to you that …

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A few basic facts about beans

 

Yield
1 c. of dry = 21/2 to 3 c. cooked beans

Bean : water ratio
1 c. beans : 4 c. water

Soaking beans
Slice a bean in half. If the center is opaque, soak more.

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Using Beans Instead of Fat in Baking

My wife has been using beans instead of fat in baking for about a year now.  The taste and textures amazes most white beanspeople when we tell them what is used.  The cake cooks just a bit faster than normal, so …

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How to cook Beans the Old Fashioned Way

 

Since I was raised on a ranch, I pretty much watched my grandmother cook many different ways depending on the weather and how many men she had to cook for.  There was always a pot of beans cooking on …

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Softening Old Beans

All beans, even when they are correctly stored, become harder over time and take more time to cook.

A method to help soften beans and speed up the cooking is as follows:  First, sort and rinse the beans.  Bring three …

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How Much Food do You Need for a Year

A question that comes up regularly is how much food is a year’s supply.  One answer is a list put out by the LDS Church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints).

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White Beans can Replace Fat in Baking

There are two easy ways to replace fat with beans in most baking.

1. Simply cover beans with water and cook until very soft.  Mash until about the consistency of shortening (use blender).  Replace in recipes cup for cup.  For …

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