Thursday, January 3, 2008

beans beans give you power


antioxidants here we come, beans are potent providers of these benificial boosters. plus they provide protein, fiber, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and thiamin. try the red ones for these effects.

1 pound dry red beans
2 quarts water
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
4 bay leaves
1 cup chopped green pepper
3 tablespoons chopped garlic
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Rinse beans thoroughly. Combine beans, water, onion, celery, and bay leaves in a large pot. Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
Cover and cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours until beans are tender. Stir and mash beans against side of pan. Add green pepper, garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and black pepper. Cook, uncovered, over low heat for 1/2 hour. Remove bay leaves.

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