I always appreciate your recipes and suggestions,but I think after washing beans and soaking the nutrients are lost when the water is discarded.Cooking with the same liquid and adding garlic makes for a real protien dish.Thanks.
June 17, 2010, 7:25 pm
i'd be interested to hear a response to Y. Ann Reid's comment. i have thought about this. but i cannot imagine eating beans without rinsing after soaking. also, please adrress the issue of having an overload of hormones in body after consuming soy.. does this also apply to fermented soy? thank you! thank you! love love your site! i've passed it on to lots of people. i generally dont use cookbooks. i'm a decent enough cook without- but your recipes are among the very few exceptions that i'll glance at! healthy and unique! if only... the world had more of you..
June 17, 2010, 9:25 pm
There are nutrients in the soaking water but also phytic acid is released (which can lead to mineral loss) and ogliosaccarides are discarded(which cause gas). Eliminating these components in the soaking water is more important than the minimal nutrient loss. The soy issue is address in a blog post called To Fu or Not To Fu. Just go to the blog and type soy in the search box. Thanks for your comments!
June 18, 2010, 7:43 am
Greetings Cynthia. First, thank you for putting fun back into cooking! It's been great to have the energy and the drive to cook something creative once again. I was getting board cooking but not anymore! What is the best way to store the beans after they have been cooked? We are a family of 2! Thanks again and be well. Darbi
June 18, 2010, 12:30 pm
Hi Darbi, Store cooked beans in the refrigerator. They will keep for several days (not weeks). Cooked beans also freeze pretty well. Not so great for salad but perfect for spreads and soups as they lose some of their firmness after being frozen and thawed.
June 18, 2010, 2:26 pm
Hi Cynthia I truly love cookus interuptus. I think I'm a bit obsessed even. We have been making the man to man black bean stew quite often. We have been making it in our pressure cooker without soaking the beans before hand. I'm wondering if that has been ok to do? are we consuming to much phytic acid?
June 20, 2010, 6:56 pm
Kristina, Many people cook beans without soaking them. It just makes for a softer gentler beans. Everything you're doing is fine. No worries.
June 21, 2010, 7:36 am
i think soaking beans before cooking removes the back of it making it look as if you want to prepare moimoi,and it will make it so soft before cooking,i think just washing it very well before cooking is the best,,thx
July 3, 2010, 9:26 am
GREAT VIDEO! YOU ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS TY. CAN'T WAIT 2 COOK SOME BEANS! SO WHAT PIE DID STEVE END UP MAKING?
September 18, 2010, 10:28 pm