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07-07-2006, 05:00 PM
My hubby has decided to give raw a try for a week. He is on his 2nd day and is craving some black beans and corn with guac. Is there a way to maybe soak black beans(or any bean for that matter) to soften them up to make them edible?
I appreciate any help!!
07-07-2006, 05:07 PM
You can soak beans, but they're not tasty. :(
I tried soaking and sprouting beans for a few days, but I was pretty disappointed with the results, as the taste of the soaked beans bore no resemblance to the cooked variety. If your hubby is craving black beans, he probably wants the taste of the cooked kind, which you can't get by soaking.
Probably Alyssa or one of the moderators will get on here in a minute or two and prove me wrong with a wonderful black bean recipe -- I hope so. :D
But my advice is to go with the raw corn and guacamole -- those taste great and will partially satisfy his craving.
p.s. by the way, by cravings for beans, grains, etc have almost completely disappeared after 2 1/2 months raw. Now I crave fresh fruit and veggies mostly, with the occasional almond milk shake or raw condiment. don't lost heart!
07-07-2006, 05:07 PM
Sure, soak 'em and sprout 'em. There's a few posts on here about sprouting and LOTS on the net.
07-07-2006, 11:20 PM
I found raw sprouted black beans to be toxic and made me violently ill. I will never eat them again.
07-07-2006, 11:25 PM
I found this Black Bean Dip recipe - http://www.rawfoodlife.com/
I have not tried it yet though:
Black Bean Dip
3 cups sprouted black beans
3 small tomatoes
1 medium onion
1 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1 clove garlic
Blend 2 cups black beans with tomatoes, onion and seasonings. Add third cup black beans and blend, or in Champion, pulse 2 or 3 times.
07-07-2006, 11:46 PM
RAW, RAW, RAW, for your husband......Now that's what I call LOVE.........
07-08-2006, 02:05 AM
Raw black beans are very toxic and have been known to kill rats quickly. I wouldn't eat them though.
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