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Light vs. Dark Kidney BeansLight vs Dark: Can anyone tell me what the difference is between light red kidney beans and dark red kidney beans? Also, what's the difference regarding brown sugar?

 

A pot of beans soaking in water.

No-Gas BeansBeans are an inexpensive, healthy food. To eliminate most of the gas-causing enzymes, hot soak the beans before you cook them.

 

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Grind Dry Beans Into Bean FlourBoiling a pot of beans for a long time uses a lot of energy and water, but might even use more beans than each person really needs for the meal. If you grind the beans into a flour when they are dry, it not only stretches the beans more, but is a lot easier to cook with.

 

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Rehydrating Beans in Hard WaterAny tips to rehydrate dried beans in hard water? I tried a tsp of table salt, but no luck. I soak over night, but they stay hard. Cooking and cooling doesn't work either. Thanks and God bless.

 

Lupini BeansI love lupini beans! I used to be able to buy them dried at local stores but can't find them anymore. Does anyone know where I can buy them? They are so delicious after you cook and soak them salted for several days. They remind me of nuts.

 

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Dried Beans Vs. Canned BeansDo dried beans actually work out any cheaper than tinned beans when you factor in the gas/electric used to cook them?

 

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Cooking Red Beans Azuki From Oriental Trading Co.Are ALL Orchids brand RED BEANS-AZUKI sold by the Oriental Trading Co as hard to cook as my mother (r.i.p.) discovered they were?

 

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A Cooler Way to Cook BeansA Cooler Way to Cook Beans. To be frugal and healthy, we eat a lot of dried beans and legumes. Each week, I cook up a batch of one of the many different varieties available. The only problem is, beans can take 2-3 hours to cook. . .

 

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