Sunday, November 3, 2013
You can grow and dry your own beans or buy them. Dried beans are significantly less expensive than canned beans and you don’t have to worry about BPA from can linings (Eden Foods has BPA free canned beans).
It takes some planning to use dried beans. I take them out the night before and put them in a bowl of water to soak. Use 4 cups of water to 1 cup of beans; the beans will absorb significant amounts of water. Then, drain, rinse, and cover with water in a pot and cook for 20 minutes at a boil.
They are ready now ready to use in your favorite recipe!