Beans and Peas
On the week-end my mother gave me a few bags of yellow peas, kidney beans and yellow split peas. I think she got them from the same lady that had the tomatoes that fell off a truck, but I am not totally sure about that...LOL
I took them home since I also have a bag of chick peas and a bag of pinto beans and we figured I could find some good recipes online and then make individual vacuumed sealed bags for each of us. So say a recipe calls for 1c peas, 1c chickpeas, 1c kidney beans I will measure it all out, put it in a bag and seal it. That way when we make soup you can just pour the whole bag into the pot and you’re done.
The problem is I cannot find a nice variety of recipes it’s just a lot of split pea soup and chilli. Also I am not sure if I can substitute yellow peas for lentils. I don’t see why not, but since I have never used dried legumes before I am not sure. I am going to have to do a lot more research than I though...silly peas and beans!
Who would have thought that using dried beans and peas would require so much work...maybe it’s just me...LOL If anyone has any tips or suggestions I would love to hear them!