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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    30 April 2012 Mung Bean Sprouts 30 April 2012 Mung Bean Sprouts My method of making beans sprouts. This method is very simple. Soak beans in water for 8 to 12 hours. Place a reasonable quantity in litre jars, place jars in a dark place, rinse every 12 hours and let grow. To remove the unsightly...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    I saw this on Pinterest and decided to try it. Has anyone else ever done it? Can you tell me how you went about it and your experiences? The site I found used Lentils and did them in a canning jar. You soak the Lentils over night in a bowl of water, then rinse and drain them. Fill the jar 1/3...
  3. Salads and dressings
    White Bean and Cucumber Salad Recipe DescriptionA quick salad to put together as a side dish or as a quick lunch. The original recipe was from Woman's Day magazine and called for a lemon/olive oil dressing with fresh cilantro, but I altered the ingredients to utilize what ingredients I...
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    Has anyone ever grown or eaten the purple king bean? Please tell me all about it. thanks, Dawn
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    21 January 2012 Mung Bean Growing Improved Method. 21 January 2012 Mung Bean Sprout Growing Improved Method. Mung bean sprout growing is often complicated by growing in water, since the necessity for rinsing several times per day becomes onerous. Deciding to improve on this a new method was...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    17 January 2012 Mung Bean Sprouts 17 January 2012 Mung Bean Sprouts Mung Bean Sprouts: Deciding to grow bean sprouts, and after pursuing some information on the internet, I decided to devise my own method. A steamer butterfly insert was selected for the container.This has the advantage that it...
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    5 October 2011 Castor bean (Ricinus communis) 5 October 2011 Castor bean (Ricinus communis) There is one plant in the garden, grown for it decorative, tropical appearance. It is an annual in my Zone 5. The plant is started indoors and my objective is to see how large it can get in one Summer...
  8. Soups and stews Recipes
    5 ingredients, a tomato black bean soup Recipe DescriptionThis was VERY good, simple, soup and could be made as extravagant as you like by adding more ingredients. Preparation Steps:Soak black beans overnight. I only used 1 cup of black beans. Drain water and rinse. Open...
  9. Bean dishes
    Black Bean Hummus Recipe DescriptionJust received my wkly newsletter from ALLRECIPES & this is one of their recipes. (Not exactly per word, I only wrote down the ingred's) Delish! Preparation Steps:Rinse & drain beans, I used peanut butter instead of tahini paste, lemon juice was...
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    I have green beans growing still. I planted late in the season. For some reason, I don't have the time period of how long it will take to have green beans. They are 1/2 runners. I have plenty of vines but no green beans. I am thinking that runner beans are too much and maybe a bush bean will...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    17 August 2011 Castor Bean, Ricinus communis 17 August 2011 Castor Bean, Ricinus communis This beautiful plant is grown for its tropical appearance in the home garden. There is a red and green type but I only have the green type this year. The object is to see how large it will become before...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    I did the best I could to make a trellis for my green bean plants. I got bamboo sticks and used duct tape to form a teepee. I hope this works.
  13. General Chat
    I have navy beans and great northern beans. I do not have a pressure cooker. Any ideas on how to make bean dip...I hope its possible. Thanks
  14. Bean dishes
    Tangy Black Bean Salsa Recipe DescriptionThis is just delish! Eat with taco chips. Or like me, by the bowl full. Preparation Steps:This is SO good! I did not have the tomato= I used 1 can of Walmart fire roasted diced tomato, drained. I did not have the yellow pepper, radishes or...
  15. Meal planning
    So dh has pretty much challenged me to make every Friday a bean day without boring him silly. I've got some ideas(SW beans & rice,Cuban beans and rice and red beans and rice and I think ham& beans w/ cornbread counts too) and I can google but does anyone have any tried and true recipes? The...
  16. Healthy Cooking
    What a great, healthy way to start your day. Makes 2 servings 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged navy beans or Great Northern beans 1 1/2 cups orange juice 2 cups quartered strawberries 1 to 3 tablespoons honey 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon...
  17. Healthy Cooking
    High fiber, low cholesterol bean muffins are moist, flavorful and packed with protein. Makes 12 servings 1/2 15-ounce can or 1 cup cooked dry-packaged pinto beans 3/4 cup milk 2 egg whites 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour (or 3/4 cup each whole...
  18. Healthy Cooking
    Serving Size: Amount Per Serving Calories: 79 Total Fat: 3g Sodium: 47mg Total Carbs: 12g Fiber: 1g Protein: 2g Recipe courtesy of the Northarvest Bean Growers, Northarvest Bean Growers Association Yummy! What more can we say? Makes 2-3 dozen cookies 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter or...
  19. Healthy Cooking
    Navy Bean Ricotta Dip with Caramelized Onions and Rosemary {Naturally Gluten Free} 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided 1 red onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary 1 cup Navy Beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup Part-Skim Ricotta Cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to...
  20. Healthy Cooking
    Interesting ...and a little bit more...: No-Knead Garbanzo and Fava Bean Bread - Breadline Africa
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