Just out of curiousity (and because I figure Dr. Redhead might know) is folate the same as folic acid??
Meg in Paris |
October 4, 2006 9:07 AM
i'm doing grocery shopping on friday, maybe i'll do a bean week if i like the recipes.
October 4, 2006 9:46 AM
Nice post, Barrett.
We go through a lot of black beans in my house--healthy, filling, tasty, versatile.
I'd recommend getting a pressure cooker. I received one as a gift last year and it has changed the way I cook. You'll shave 75% of your cooking time off of a pot of beans, with no degredation in quality or taste.
October 4, 2006 10:20 AM
Meg, according to this link, folate is related to folic acid, but is not as readily absorbed. They calculate that 2 mcg of folate are as effective as 1 mcg of folic acid.
So they aren't the same, but they are related and if I read this right, you can get what you need from folate.
eatchicago, thanks for the nice words. I have considered getting a pressure cooker. It keeps showing up as a necessary tool when making many Indian dishes.
October 4, 2006 10:42 AM
Pressure cookers are also essential if you like artichokes! In fact, that is about all I use mine for... (I cook my dry beans in a Crock Pot - dump them in the pot in the morning and by evening you are ready to use them!
Meg in Paris |
October 4, 2006 11:42 AM
Is there nothing more delicious than a pot full of steaming beans. =) But in all seriousness, keep these articles coming! yay to beans!
Chef Taryn |
October 5, 2006 1:39 PM
Is there nothing more delicious than a pot full of steaming beans. =) But in all seriousness, keep these articles coming! Yay to beans!
Chef Taryn Wa - The Savoury Chef |
October 5, 2006 1:42 PM
Barrett - great idea for a series of recipes. I love black bean soup and your black bean cakes look intriguing. I've never used Espazote - where do you get it. Also, you said to use one package...but how much is that?
October 13, 2006 8:55 AM
Karen, I've only seen epazote sold two ways - fresh in Latino markets or in these cellophane envelopes dried. The envelopes are always the same size, so I don't usually take note of the measures in a more sophisticated manner.
Crumbled, it's probably no more than 2 teaspoons or so, maybe a tablespoon.
I'd try your local Mexican market, or apparently, Spice House has it for sale by mail. link
October 13, 2006 10:36 AM
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