Healthy Food Blog
❁ Although each type of bean is slightly different, you can swap one type for another in most recipes. Use what you have or buy what is cheapest or on sale.
❁ You can replace 1 pound of meat with 2 cups of cooked beans in many recipes.
Yellow onions are most common. They store well.
White onions are usually sharper in flavor.
Red onions are somewhat mild in flavor. Their red skin adds color to dishes.
Sweet onions have a mild flavor even when raw. They don't store as long.
■ Store whole onions in a cool, dark, dry place in an open bowl or bag for several weeks. They need air around them to slow spoilage.
■ Refrigerate peeled or cut onions in sealed containers or wrapped tightly. Use within 1 to 2 weeks.
✿ Chill onions before chopping - 30 minutes in the refrigerator or 10 minutes in the freezer.
✿ Use a very sharp knife.
✿ Start cutting at the stem end.
❁ Dried and canned beans are great food to keep on hand. You may want to stock up when they are on sale.
❁ Dried beans are usually cheaper than canned beans but take longer to cook. Canned beans are fully cooked and ready to use cold or heated.