Tag Archives: lentils

Do Dry Legumes Need To Be Soaked Before Cooking?

by donR    04 16 2015

Beans, Lentils and Peas are different yet included in the Legume family.

Beans, Lentils and Peas are different yet included in the Legume family.

Now that we have your attention many people think “beans” when legumes are mentioned. Actually legumes  include the beans, peas and lentils.  You may be surprised to hear that some do not require soaking before cooking. Here is the rest of the story. Continue reading

Basic Recipes: Pt.5, Quick ‘N’ Easy Soup

Quick ‘N Easy Soup Mix

picture of quick soups

(L-R) home-made lentil, Progresso, Food Co-op Mix, Bear Creek, Healthy choice.

Including soup in your meal plan is important, but which one is best when feeding 6 people? To answer, think about these four characteristics: price, prep time, taste, and nutrition Continue reading