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Preserving colour of mixed beans

I'd like to make a colourful dish from mixed dried beans. After soaking the beans overnight they still have rich and varied colours and patterns, but I'm told that beans should always be cooked before ...
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Red kidney beans, break up long cooking time

Since they take so long to cook I was wondering if I could do something like cook them half the time one night and then finish cooking them the rest of the time in the morning or if there would be ...
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What are these white flecks in my lentils and split peas?

I was cooking a pot of red lentils and yellow split peas, and noticed these white flecks all throughout. What are they? Are they safe to consume? I have been using the same batch of lentils and peas ...
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How to I need to treat dried green lentils? [duplicate]

In the attached picture you see green lentils which I want to prepare in order to make a Dal. They are obviously dried although it is not mentioned directly on the package. My question is: Do I need ...
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How to eat raw brown rice, yellow peas, black beans [duplicate]

The USDA nutrition data says these foods have much better nutrition raw than cooked. Can I make them safe to eat without cooking? Expand them and soften with water so they don't grow after being ...
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Are there any naturally sweet legumes?

I'm just wondering if any legumes are sweet. Preferably, I'd like a sweet bean, but whatever works.
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Should boiled legumes cool before processing?

When processing dips, such as hummus or refried beans, is it better to let the boiled chickpeas/beans cool down before processing them in a food processor or is it okay to process them while still hot?...
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Can I substitute “green beans” for “string beans”?

The famous Thai salad "Som Tam" uses raw, crushed string beans in small amounts, and I have seen recipes that suggest raw normal green beans as a substitution. How will the subsitution affect the dish?...
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Can/should I use baking soda when cooking beans?

My recipe for hummus says to cook the garbanzo beans with a little baking soda to soften them. Does this work with other legumes? I've often seen the advice against salting the cooking water for ...
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What's the difference between dried split peas and dried snack peas such as wasabi peas?

Wasabi peas (and similar snacks) appear to just be dried green peas (coated in wasabi). Similarly, dried green split peas are also dried green peas (that have been split). So why is it that wasabi ...