Someone wanted to make a German Chocolate Cake for her birthday. Third store, strike three. Not a single baking bar for this cake to be found. To avoid having the trip become an absolute failure I stocked up on some dried beans. Picked up more beans for my Badass Black Eyed Peas – 2021 and more chickpeas because I like chickpeas. Two pounds of dried beans cost less than three bucks. I love beans not just for their taste, variety and health benefits but also as an excellent way to stretch the food budget.
More Beans Less Beef
We don’t eat meat everyday. Whether you’re looking to improve your health, save money, save the planet, or save a few cows less meat is better. Not that dedicated non-meat eaters need another reason for their lifestyles here you go:
Four packing companies control 80% of the cattle industry. Another fine example of profits before people (and animals).
Read more here: https://mattstoller.substack.com/p/economists-to-cattle-ranchers-stop?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjozODkzNjMwNiwicG9zdF9pZCI6NDIyMzI2OTMsIl8iOiJOYUxWSCIsImlhdCI6MTY0MjI1NzA0OSwiZXhwIjoxNjQyMjYwNjQ5LCJpc3MiOiJwdWItMTE1MjQiLCJzdWIiOiJwb3N0LXJlYWN0aW9uIn0.2IlNOUb3jKvQJb27eyofdRCYUa0igNDi1To8xbkyDPs
If you are a bean novice start here: https://usdrybeans.com/
I think I’ll makes some Sweet Potato and White Bean Hummus this week. It’s only around four years since I last made some.
Disclosure: I am not compensated for my fanatical obsession with beans but would gladly accept a sponsorship deal if offered one.
3 Replies to “Beans for Breakfast – 01/15/22”
Any suggestions for those of us who love beans but get terrible gas when eating them?
Start by slowly incorporating beans into your diet, perhaps 1-2x meals a week. In this manner your gut adjusts to the food and fibers. Experiment with different varieties. In my experience each individual reacts differently to beans. I’ve been a regular bean consumer for a long time so I have zero abdominal discomfort, just gas. Sometimes I have zero gas. This is one of those areas where you have to find what is agreeable versus what is disagreeable. For example I refuse to fix my spouse black beans. For obvious reasons.
Maybe I’ll be brave and give them a try sometime when I know I’ll be home for the next 24 hours.