Heirloom Bean Curry

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This week has not been very exciting for us.  In fact, there has been a lot of beans and quinoa and rice.  Actually, just one kind of bean.  My good friend gave us a bag of heirloom beans as a gift for us letting her stay in our apartment.  We just got a pressure cooker (!!!) and decided to try out the beans, no soaking required!  The pressure cooker is pretty awesome and we made a type of curry with the beans, some crudite leftover from the wedding shower and brown rice.  I also made the reliable and delicious flatbread to go along with the meal.

The instructions for the pressure cooker recommended cooking a large portion of beans, so we cooked the whole 1 pound bag and have been eating them all week.  Beans with arugula salad, beans with red quinoa, homemade veggie burgers made out of the beans…you get the idea.  Guess what?  We STILL have some left.  So yeah, if you’re on a budget, dried beans are the way to go for real.

Monica, if you see this post, please let us know exactly what kind of beans they were!  I forgot to write them down (and thanks!).

Breakfast throughout the week has been those Trader Joe’s English Muffins with either a hard boiled egg or some PB and jam or some fruit.  We haven’t tried the TJ tempeh yet, but I will give a detailed report.  We also haven’t spent any more money this week yet.  The weekend still beckons and we may need some more eggs for Sunday brunchin.

But yeah, beans!


5 Comments on “Heirloom Bean Curry”

  1. susan says:

    i appreciate the links to a recipe you may use frequently (flat bread)…while i may have missed it another post today i am making it with a garden cabbage soup…thanks

  2. Di Hickman says:

    I tried the TJ Tempeh last week, it’s pretty good!

  3. Vanessa says:

    I made a crock pot of black beans the other day, and like you all, I’ve been eating a lot of beans! I love your blog–it inspires me to eat less meat and use what I have in my fridge and pantry to save some money. Here is an article my DH sent me today–thought you might like it. . .written by mark bittman.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/14/weekinreview/14bittman.html?_r=1

  4. Colleen Gibney says:

    I love my pressure cooker for beans also. But did you know you can freeze the cooked beans for more convenient later use when you make a large amount?


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