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Shopping for one, my way on Beans and Lentils

September 4th, 2011 at 03:23 am

This is the fourth in this series


These beans have been soaked & cooked both are the same bean, one has had the outer coating removed.


The end result - Bean Patties

It's was once said that beans were a poor man's food. I do know that beans & lentil are one food when bought dried do multiple and you get more for your dollars and the same with rice. So to save money or make food budget go further just make yourself learn to like beans. You can do a frugal foodie trip around the world without leaving home to do it. I often will pick a country that use beans in they diet and then try they foods for a week or two!

I buy no more than 1 kg (2lbs) at a time of different varieties. I do keep dried beans in glass jars so they are well sealed. Soaking and cooking about 1/2kg at a time. I do precook my beans and bag them into 2 cups portions then freeze until needed. Defrost before use.

This is an interesting website to read and each newsletter has recipes that are low GI in them do look at archives for past newsletters.

How much protein you can get from plant foods

Hardy lentils ' poor man's meat' worth their weight in gold

As I have done a lot of posting on beans and lentils before I will just post the links this time.

Just try Recipes on the side bar. It's about 3 pages long or go to post that interest you! Then have a look in My Pages section for more beans recipes.

This is the lentil series that was posted a few months ago!
Lentils - part one
Lentils Recipes - part two
More Lentils Recipes - part three
Saving Advice Lentils Recipes - part four
Red Lentils and Barley Soup - low GI

Here the links to my beans & rice posts from last year.
More links on Beans and Rice Recipes
Complete Protein Myth
More on Beans and Rice Challenge Bean & Rice Recipes Links

Other bean posts over the years.
Broad Beans Provencale
My Mezze or Meze Platter (Hummus bi Tahina)
CHICKPEA CURRY Chickpea and Spinach Recipes
MINESTRONE
MIXED BEAN SALAD
Italian Bean and Tuna Salad

7 Responses to “Shopping for one, my way on Beans and Lentils ”

  1. Dido Says:

    Great post, thanks for the links! I'm trying to cut my food budget and this is a great start.

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    My mom was a dollar-stretching bean-queen! We were raised feast or famine because of my dads job. I remember well having lots of butterbeans, pinto beans, split peas soup...all served with homemade cornbread. Thanks for the post...I didnt inherit my moms bean cooking ability, but will give it a try this fall!!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Good post and great ideas! Thanks!

  4. Carol Hardie Says:

    Excellent post!thank you!and such great Link's,i was going out to buy a bag of Dried Bean's this morning,so i can make Bean Patties!

  5. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    I am working on some more posts for this series but I may take a break and post my other stuff first. 1000th comment

  6. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    I don't think my bean patties are posted on here.

    I will work on it.

  7. patientsaver Says:

    I agree, beans are a cheap source of protein.

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