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    Bounty of Beans

    There are thousands of bean varieties giving you an inexpensive yet a healthful way to include nutrient-rich foods. Provide soluble fiber curbing your appetite for fattier more dangerous foods. For diabetics the soluble fiber in beans helps to create more insulin receptor sites. Eating a cup of cooked beans a day can lower your total cholesterol. Decreases your risk of heart disease. The compound found in beans-isoflavins lagnins phytic acid sapopin and protease inhibitors- have been shown to keep normal cells from turning cancerous and inhibit their growth. Soybean contains phytoestrogens, a weaker version of the estrogen produced in our bodies naturally. Phytoestrogens are believed to reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer, by blocking overactivity of estrogen and testosterone which can spur cancerous tumor growth. A serving – 1/2 cup of cooked dry beans – is about 120 calories and full of complex carbohydrates, though beans offer a low-glycemic index value. The carbohydrates in beans do not cause as quick or as steep a rise in blood sugar as do many other carbohydrate-rich foods. A good source of B vitamins including folic acid. Providing the minerals iron, potassium, selenium, magnesium and even some calcium. Dried beans and their cousins also are a good source of insoluble fiber, which promotes digestive health and relieves constipation. Beans provide little fat and absolutely no cholesterol. While beans do not supply complete protein, researchers believe that the particular amino acids in dry beans may help prevent various diseases. Dried or canned beans will give you the same benefit, but canned beans are quick and easy but high in sodium so be sure to drain and rinse very well.
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    Recipe #7035

    12 Reviews |  By Rita~

    Easy! You can use beef instead of venison.This can also be made stove top or in a dutch oven.

    Recipe #52951

    3 Reviews |  By Rita~

    I think I got this off a Diamond Almond Bag! Not Really sure! Makes green beans not so boring!

    Recipe #51658

    45 Reviews |  By Rita~

    Rich, Smooth,Healthy! Serve with toasted pitas. Quick and Easy! Use as a spread for sandwiches. Spread on toasted rye topped with ripe tomatoes. Also add diced red peppers or hot peppers. I try to keep this low in fat if you do as well check out French Tarts Review.

    Recipe #51535

    5 Reviews |  By Rita~

    This is a hearty, thick soup! You can even say Stoup! Meatless! Good for those trying to avoid meat! The lemon bring an other flavor to it! Using can beans makes this quicker then fresh but if you have the time go for the dried beans.

    Recipe #51368

    9 Reviews |  By Rita~

    This is easy and spicy. You already have the ingredients in your cabinet so give it a try! Serve it with chip or put it into a tortilla wrap. You can use 1 can green chilies in place of jalapeno's.

    Recipe #51337

    12 Reviews |  By Rita~

    I received this recipe from Carolina Rice. It's a nice and hearty soup. RICH! (African touch with the sweet potatoes and beans)!

    Recipe #50572

    3 Reviews |  By Rita~

    This is a great way to have free time while hosting a party!! The prep time is all the work. And can be done the day before. You can serve it over Rice topped with cheese or roll it into a wrap, a side of sour cream, salsa, and sliced avocados. You will like this thick and spicy dish.

    Recipe #50389

    5 Reviews |  By Rita~

    You can't beat making soup start to finish in 10 minutes.This is easy no peeling and very quick great main meal or snack! And you don't cook out all the vitamins because it's not simmering on the stove for hours.Clean up is easy just the Vita-Mix.The results are hot which you can't get in a blender or food processor. The first half becomes smooth and cream while the second half added on low speed gives the soup texture. Oh almost forgot thanks to Alan Hall for the recipe, the guy that sold me the machine.

    Recipe #74735

    1 Reviews |  By Rita~

    This was my first time having this type of beans. They reminded me of white navy beans.The bacon and smoked turkey wings give this dish a nice smokey flavor. Epazote has a flavor similar to coriander. It is also called Mexican tea or wormseed. I found this dried in Mexican specialty store This is great with beans because it works to reduce gas. This is a very fragrant and flavored herb that takes some time to get used to. Like cilantro, it has a tenacity that is best mellowed by cooking. Its pungency is well complimented by beans, and it has a mellowing effect on other intense spices. Use of this herb dates back to Aztecan times. Name changed by request of Jen.

    Recipe #75803

    26 Reviews |  By Rita~

    For all you chick pea lovers. With an Indian kick.

    Recipe #91128

    1 Reviews |  By Rita~

    The pork and beans and honey mustard gives this comfort salad a nice sweetness. The potatoes and beans give this salad a creaminess with crunch from the red peppers, celery and onions. This you will enjoy! Bring for a pot luck or to a picnic.

    Recipe #91386

    1 Reviews |  By Rita~

    Different! But so good! This dish is so complete it has the protien, carbs, fiber and bursting with flavor!

    Recipe #93993

    13 Reviews |  By Rita~

    This is easy and few ingredients with lots of flavor! You can wrap them in tortillas or serve it with tortilla chips as an appetizer. In the picture is a bowl and tortillas filled with this mixture which I also added 1 diced small tomato.

    Recipe #94787

    3 Reviews |  By Rita~

    The food store had these baby vegies I just had to buy. I they were tender crisp! The mushrooms I know will be hard to find and I see no reason why you can't use any mushroom. Simple and good!

    Recipe #96140

    88 Reviews |  By Rita~

    Refreshing! Light! Great way to use that last cob of grilled corn. Gives the dish a light smokey flavor. Good for picnics, camping,& pot luck. Makes a good side as well as a meal. Using it as a relish to top grilled salmon or tuna. Try dipping tortilla chips into it.

    Recipe #66294

    1 Reviews |  By Rita~

    Easy! Make as spicy as you want it! You can top with sliced chilies!

    Recipe #63048

    10 Reviews |  By Rita~

    I found this recipe in Southern Living! Yummy! I've prepared this the night before on low to have done for an early dinner! I did tweak it. The optional ingredients were added to the original recipe from Southern Living.

    Recipe #53846

    2 Reviews |  By Rita~

    Not your same old Lasagna! Give Life a Kick! Try This! I've made this also with 3 chopped chipotle peppers in adobe sauce added to the cooked beef.

    Recipe #53848

    9 Reviews |  By Rita~

    These are the best! Not being a Fan of limas I just adore these. It may be the hot cheese or the sweetness of the brown sugar. I don't know but it's just too GOOD! It's a great side or serve over rice for a main meal. You can also skip the bacon if you're not into meat! You can add liquid smoke!

    Recipe #54010

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