I'm going to sound really stupid, but my issue is that I love the bulk bins at my health food store, and I've been stocking up on all these dried beans and legumes and grains that are so cheap and wonderful but... I don't know how to cook them. Would it be okay to assume that, as a general rule, I can just soak them all overnight or for a few hours, and then cook them in boiling water until they're soft? Grains need a more approximate water:grain ratio, though, right? Would 2:1 work? I know I'm just being lazy and refusing to remember the exact ways for cooking everything, but really. Really. I just got home from my first shift at my first restaurant job and figuring anything out for myself right now seems an immense, impossible task.