beans

 

  If you are one of those people-like me- that became vegan  not because you dislike the taste of meat –poultry –fish, but because of ethical reasons, than you might, like me, find yourself from time to time, missing that sensation of chewing on something , well, something meaty-there is no nicer way to say it.

Well I found out that these protein packed lovelies can give you than feeling. I also think that once you nail tofu draining and cooking-it can have somewhat of a similar effect, though these babies are so cheap, colorful, nutritious and easy to cook- well you get my drift.

There are many many kinds of beans and  out there-all beautiful and cheap, keep tons of time in the pantry, freeze well once cooked and can be used in so many ways..

Here is a picture of my jars – these are on my kitchen counter- not only because they are such beauties but also to make them accessible as possible, and so before I leave to work at 5 am – and suddenly feel like making a new batch of fried chickpeas or red beans stew- I can pour these from the jar to the cooking pot , cover with water (give them 10 cm of  extra water ) and let them wait for you to come back from work and cook them.

jars

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Now about cooking them- I simply change the soaking water (of course I save the soaking water  to water the plants- why not??) pour fresh water to cover and then some and put to boil. No salt or baking soda involved –no need in my opinion.

Some beans are quicker than the others- not all beans  were created the same- mong beans are way too quick for me personally, so when cooking them I am alert as a watch dog.

It’s a good idea to check on the beans every 10 minutes to see how they are doing and maybe they need company.

They usually get foamy at some stage, don’t worry just scoop the white foam to your kitchen compost bin and carry on with your life ,not before you steer the beans and check if they are ready, it should take about an hour –depends on the tipe of beans , on how old they were and how much time they  were soaked.

Once cooked –and I do hope you batch cooked because-why not? – let them cool and freeze them- unless you are about to use them right away, this is because ,well, they don’t like to be in the refrigerator so they fight back and get all gooey and smelly.

Freeze in portions you need for everyday use- so you can take them to work –to use as your bean/legume part in the three parts salad you make- or in stews like this one. (yes I know that these are brown lentils on top –the beans are under the vegetables- it’s your choice whether to believe me  or not.

stew

 

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who is the wise-ass vegan and what is this blog about?

I work a full time at an office job , am a mother of 3, spouse of 1 , a vegan for  5 years now , a very organized and frugal vegan for the past 3 , and a wise ass for many .

I have been approached many times by people who tell me that if only someone cooked for them, or if only they didn’t have to work, or if only they had more money –they would definitely go vegan.

They all say they believe in animal rights, they order an occasional vegan dessert at restaurants , and all of them, when they see me at the office cutting my salads at lunch time –sigh and say-I wish I had the time for all of this-it looks and smells great..

Being vegan has saved me a lot of money, plenty of time, made me healthier, I look better, I look younger , I am fit- I run a few miles twice a week, swim 1.5 kilometers in 45 minutes once a week and do power yoga , Pilates and some weight lifting 3 times a week, and although I am a truly cynical person, I feel good. *(please have another look at my disclaimer now: I am not a nutritional/health/ medical or any other kind of expert as far as this blog’s contents are concerned-please do not regard my thoughts as any kind of advice-I am simply sharing my own experience –should you decide to try it out- you are at your own risk) .

On this blog I will share my tips and tricks on how to get everything done-though keeping an office job- be organized, eat well, dress well , keep your house clean and tidy, save water and cut waste -and all of this- while not hurting any living creature .

*For personal reasons, at this point I will be using a pen name (cooliflower) and will not share photos of myself-maybe this will change, maybe not. All the photos I will share are taken by me- of my food plates-and stuff I use .

I am not affiliated with anyone, this blog is not financed by anyone and this is all my content- or contents from other blogs I liked- and I shall link to.

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.(Lunch at work- a plate of organic vegetables and legumes as a quick example-many shall follow)

join me on this journey- the cooliflower.

disclaimer

 

 

Please remember that this blog contains my personal thoughts .  I am not affiliated with anyone and do not get paid for writing content on this blog.

I am not a medical/health/emotional/financial /nutrition or any other kind of expert as far as it concerns the contents of this blog ,  therefore anything written on the blog is not to be taken as any kind of advice, and should you choose to rely on anything  I write on this blog- you are doing it at your own risk-and at your own responsibility.

I may manage/change the content on this blog .

Please leave hatefull remarks out of this blog .