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Beans can Replace Fat and Oils in Your Baking

This is something that we posted a couple of years ago, but works so well that I think it deserves a to be put up again.  My wife has been using beans instead of fat in baking for about a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 reason … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. Are they … Continue reading

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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 people when we tell them what is used.  The cake cooks just a bit faster than normal, so … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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). Grains (wheat, rice, corn or other cereal … Continue reading

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