The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct. 9, 2000
    Location
    California
    Posts
    8,012

    Default PSA: PLEASE soak your beans before making soup!!!

    We went to see our friends last night for dinner. She made a lovely white bean soup that tasted divine. But, ummmmm....based on how our tummies felt when we got home and all night long and this morning, she didn't soak the beans. Please, people, if you are going to make bean soup, soak the beans - at least 4 hours, but longer if you can!!!!! Your tummy and your nose and your housemates will thank you.

    That is all.
    My Mustang Adventures - Mac, my mustang | Annwylid D'Lite - my Cob filly

    "A horse's face always conveys clearly whether it is loved by its owner or simply used." - Anja Beran


    4 members found this post helpful.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul. 3, 2012
    Posts
    1,830

    Default

    You are absolutely right!!!

    And yet, despite my other problems, I can put away red beans and rice with narry a whisper of discontent from my g.i. tract. Go figure!


    1 members found this post helpful.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb. 4, 2005
    Location
    San Antonio, TX, or thereabouts
    Posts
    685

    Default

    We're good friends with a hilarious man who used to be a cook for a penitentiary. According to him, first you must soak and drain beans. This we all know.

    Second, when cooking beans, add carrots to the pot. Do not, however, eat them in the final product. He says it decreases the stink factor of digested beans dramatically. (Maybe a poor man's version of Beano?) As he says, there's no place you LESS want much bean-related gas than from a bunch of stinky dudes confined together in a jail. That's his story, and I'm sticking to it too!
    "And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"


    1 members found this post helpful.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun. 9, 2005
    Location
    Unionville, PA
    Posts
    3,427

    Default

    I add about a tsp of baking soda while I soak. That really helps. My beans are gas-free! But my mom made a big pot over x-mas, OMG I almost died. It took almost 2 days to recover!
    Delaware Park Canter Volunteer
    http://www.canterusa.org/


    2 members found this post helpful.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug. 14, 2000
    Location
    Rochester,NY,USA
    Posts
    7,305

    Default Soup

    You don't have to soak lentils for lentil soup. I used to do it and then read the package, and it said you do not have to soak them. At least the brand I buy has that on it's package.
    Sue
    Back in my day, we didn't have as many warning labels because people weren't so dang stupid!


    1 members found this post helpful.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan. 4, 2007
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    40,095

    Default

    Grandma's bean cooking always meant:

    Clean the beans from any rocks.
    Soak for several hours.
    Cook slowly ... with a wooden spoon in the pot, sticking out.
    That is so the f...s would have something to crawl up and leave.

    That is how we did it.


    5 members found this post helpful.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan. 6, 2001
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    1,704

    Default

    Thank you for the no-fart tips. You have no idea how happy I will be if these work!



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb. 9, 2000
    Posts
    2,305

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ezduzit View Post
    You are absolutely right!!!

    And yet, despite my other problems, I can put away red beans and rice with narry a whisper of discontent from my g.i. tract. Go figure!
    That's because of the Monday tradition. Monday was wash day before machines, so red beans could be soaking and cooking maintenance-free while the laundry was being done.



  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep. 24, 2009
    Posts
    1,169

    Default

    I soak mine overnight, rinse really well, then cook them in the crockpot on high until tender. No more exploded beans !

    I use beans a lot, so prepare them in batches then bag and freeze the extra - usually 1 cup prepared beans to the bag.

    And heck, farts are pretty funny no matter how old you are.

    :-)


    7 members found this post helpful.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep. 5, 2011
    Posts
    2,966

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by msj View Post
    You don't have to soak lentils for lentil soup. I used to do it and then read the package, and it said you do not have to soak them. At least the brand I buy has that on it's package.
    That's correct - no soaking required for lentils. In fact, if you soak them, 9 times out of 10 they'll quickly turn to mush when cooked.

    There's also no need to soak split peas before cooking either. Whole dried peas - yes; split - no.



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul. 5, 2007
    Location
    Beside Myself ~ Western NY
    Posts
    6,305

    Default

    I presume we are speaking of dry beans? Not canned beans?



  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep. 26, 2010
    Posts
    4,042

    Default

    beans, beans the musical fruit,
    the more you eat, the more you toot!


    2 members found this post helpful.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar. 17, 2003
    Location
    North Texas, US
    Posts
    2,117

    Default

    ...
    the more you toot, the better you feel
    so eat some beans today


    That's how it went in my house growing up.
    www.debracysporthorses.com
    Home of Sea Accounts xx
    AHS/HV, ATA, GOV, RPSI, JC, AQHA, APHA, APtHA
    "LIKE" www.facebook.com/SeaAccounts



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar. 25, 2011
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    5,041

    Default

    Beans beans they're good for the heart.
    The more you eat the more you'll fart.
    The more you fart the better you'll feel.
    You must have beans with every meal!

    Paula
    He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).


    3 members found this post helpful.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jul. 5, 2007
    Location
    Beside Myself ~ Western NY
    Posts
    6,305

    Default

    I have garden grown black beans simmering on the stove right now. And yes, I did soak them over night



  16. #16
    Join Date
    Apr. 22, 2011
    Location
    the Armpit of the Nation
    Posts
    3,165

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by paulaedwina View Post
    Beans beans they're good for the heart.
    The more you eat the more you'll fart.
    The more you fart the better you'll feel.
    You must have beans with every meal!

    Paula
    This should make an appearance in the "Childhood songs that pop into your head" thread
    When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE THEM.



  17. #17
    Join Date
    Dec. 4, 2005
    Location
    washington state
    Posts
    6,734

    Default

    Let every bean be heard!!!
    The Knotted Pony

    Proud and upstanding member of the Snort and Blow Clique.


    2 members found this post helpful.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jul. 19, 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    10,292

    Default

    Um..you can get a lot worse than gas from unsoaked kidney beans if they don't get cooked all the way through. As in very sick, potentially dead, if they're really raw.

    About the only time you can cheat with white beans is if you're cooking them in a slow cooker or pressure cooker. Otherwise, SOAK.



  19. #19
    Join Date
    Oct. 9, 2000
    Location
    California
    Posts
    8,012

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by danceronice View Post

    About the only time you can cheat with white beans is if you're cooking them in a slow cooker or pressure cooker. Otherwise, SOAK.
    That's what she did last night (white beans) . . . and it didn't work!
    My Mustang Adventures - Mac, my mustang | Annwylid D'Lite - my Cob filly

    "A horse's face always conveys clearly whether it is loved by its owner or simply used." - Anja Beran



  20. #20
    Join Date
    May. 4, 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    13,986

    Default

    I've always wondered:

    If you eat beans regularly does your stomach get used to them and make it so you don't fart so much? We don't eat them very often, occasionally pea soup, and pay the price.
    Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique



Similar Threads

  1. Favorite Soup Recipe
    By FlashGordon in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: Nov. 27, 2012, 12:16 AM
  2. Your favorite soup recipes
    By Simkie in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: Nov. 9, 2012, 12:14 PM
  3. Soup Spoon
    By foundationmare in forum Missing Horses
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Dec. 2, 2010, 08:39 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: Sep. 15, 2009, 08:57 PM
  5. Let's all point and laugh at a pic of Soup....!
    By The Fjord Jockey in forum Racing
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: Sep. 4, 2004, 01:36 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness