“My modus operandi has been to make a big pot of
beans(1 pound of organic beans of almost any kind will hover in the $1 range) and use it throughout the week to create a variety of dishes using other pantry staples. Depending on how many beans I make this creates at least 5 meals for 2 for the week at around 15 dollars total. How can it get any more affordable than that?”
With this blog series, I am responding to her call for everyone to “make a big pot of beans this week and report back STAT.”
Soaking right now: white kidney beans
I’ve been doing my research, and from what I’ve read, dried beans are cheaper, tastier and less wasteful than their canned counterparts, and if you prepare them yourself, you can control their flatulence factor almost at will.
Isa’s suggestions for what I can do with my white beans include:
- Day 1 ??? Pasta Fagioli
- Day 2 ??? White Bean Quinoa Croquettes
- Day 3 ??? Roasted Garlic and White Bean Soup
- Day 4 ??? White Bean and Tempeh Sausage Patties
- Day 5 ??? Vegetable Soup with White Beans
I have some ideas of my own. We shall soon find out if the beany life is the life for me.