Category Archives: Grains and legumes

Bean Salad






Bean Salad    This salad is made from one of the best pantry staples around. Dried beans, frugal, long lasting. I always keep stock of dried beans, so handy for soups and salads and dips and meals on their own. I find the best places in Australia is to purchase them from is whole food shops, health food stores and the likes. These places usually have a good variety of beans. When using beans for any meal it is necessary

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Baked Beans






Baked Beans   Traditionally beans were slowly baked, cooked overnight in hot coals in a fire pit. Fast forward to present day, not many of us have a fire pit in our yards. Some of us don’t even have yards. So you want beans fast, and you want them easy. Break out the pressure pot/cooker, a marvellous invention. They were invented in1679, the French physicist Denis Papin. Bet you did not know they were that old. Cooking under pressure with

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Coconut Dhal – made in the Mycook Premium






Coconut Dhal – made in the Mycook Premium A really nice simple meal. Serve with rice and steamed vegetables or a salad. The Mycook makes light work of the dhal. Always wash and pick through your lentils. You could use whole spices and grind them fresh before using or buy pre ground. Need to know more about the Mycook? here is the link or just call me for a demo. When cooked put into an insulated food container and then

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Pea and mushroom Risotto – made in the Mycook Premium






Pea and mushroom Risotto – made in the Mycook Premium   Risotto was always a dish that I heard about; I never had a taste of the risotto until I was 40 years old. Everyone always said it was too hard to make. Unless you were a chef. So maybe making it in the Mycook Premium is not the traditional way of making it. But it sure is an easy way of making it. This recipe is my take on

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Home made Soy milk






Home made Soy milk   Soy milk, say those two words and you can see the colour draining out of some people’s faces. And I used to be one of those people once, but not any more. It’s like this scary monster from the dark forest paying them a visit. So why do people react like this? It is a matter of taste, and the brand of soy milk 15/20 years ago, was not nice. The 1 first major brand/name

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