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Recipe: Sweet Beans

We're working on eliminating ALL processed foods from our diet to help us figure out Tween's food triggers, so chances are, some of the recipes I experiment with will end up here. We have beans almost every night (no meat protein except eggs every once in a while), and lots of grains.

This is what I fixed tonight, in an effort to avoid hearing "not beans again" from said Tween!

1 cup great northern white beans
1 cup water
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon onion powder

Soak the beans overnight. Drain in when ready to cook. Add beans, bayleaf and water to a small to medium saucepan and cook for 1 hour, covered. Check and stir periodically, adding more water as necessary. When tender, add the garlic, onion and honey, and cook for another 30 minutes (adding water as necessary).

Served with organic raw broccoli and carrots, and brown rice.

Surprisingly, Tween liked these beans!

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Anonymous said...

My body would never appreciate beans and raw broccoli in the same meal! ;-)

ThrtnWmsFam said...

I can understand that, but we don't cook many of our veggies so our bodies are used to it. Plus, with a 12 year old boy, he loves any, uh, side effects that he can get! Vikki