June 14th, 2007

Over soaking beans

Is it possible to soak beans for too long? I always use dried beans but this time I let them (black beans) soak for about a day and a half. yikes. I got busy with school and studying and forgot all about cooking them.

I just rinsed the beans and they seem fine. However, prior to rinsing them they smelled not so good and there was a bit of a foam-film on top that smelled terrible.

Seems like cooking them might take care of any worries, but just thought I'd ask to see if anyone had any input.

Thanks in advance.

Middle Eastern Fusion

The meal started off with wanting to sautee pistacchios. I forgot to do that (teehee). But I did use up some leftovers in the fridge and made a spicy slightly curried stew. I really threw everything together, so everything is an approximation.

Middle Eastern Fusion Stew with Israeli Couscous
Ingredients
A bunch of cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 small zucchini, cut in bite-sized pieces
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
1/2 packet veggie crumbles
leftover tempeh cacciatore
leftover 3 C soup
a dash of cinnamon
a dash of yellow mustard powder
black pepper
sea salt

Israeli couscous (cooked like rice in veggie broth)

Saute everything in a large pan (wok).
Enjoy!