Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Putting By...

A can of Organic Garbanzo Beans (or Chickpeas) costs $1.90...
...and I can get a 1 lb. bag of dried Organic Garbanzo Beans for $2.29 - which with the help of my trusty 25 year old crock pot I can turn into 4 pints (= cans) of Garbanzo Beans - so now I'm thinking Hummus - Salad Toppers - Besan...

11 comments:

  1. Good Idea. I may try that. MOM

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  2. So Miss Smarty pants how do you cook them in your crockpot? :)

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  3. I love chick peas - but what's Besan?

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  4. yum! my favorite bean! i can eat about a cup of hummus in one setting. strange, i had never even had that until about a year ago. gooooodd for you!

    rainy/dreary/chilly here....love, k

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  5. rock on! that's our way too. sometimes, though, we slip up and Need some in a jiffy so cans are good back ups.

    however, if we crocked and canned some then that would be the solution, wouldn't it?

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  6. home made hummus yum, yum with falafels of course

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  7. I buy a large bag of chickpeas (as we call them) and also cook them in my slow cooker and then freeze them in 8oz portions. They thaw beautifully.

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  8. Ilove doing this type of thing! I put them in the slow cooker too, then I freeze them, they turn out great. I also cook up black beans and pinto beans, with a clove of garlic and cumin, then put in portion containers to freeze. I use these for beans and tortillas, soups, bean dip...

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  9. Great idea. I love beans but don't often cook them.I'd rather cook them than buy them as they are rather expensive to buy. I'll have to see if I still have my slow cooker.

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  10. Well it turns out I don`t have my slow cooker anymore. I now recall it burned out and I didn`t try to fix it. I went out though and bought some dried garbanzo beans which I reconstituted and used today in a beany garlic stew. It was very tasty.

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