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originally posted by: TNMockingbird
I've soaked beans and not soaked beans, just cooked them straight on. I think my preferred method is quick soak (heat to boiling and let sit with tight fitting lid for an hour or so) then rinse them, followed by slow cooking. I rinse them after the quick soak though because no matter how they are prepared, without rinsing, they taste like dirt to me. Regardless of seasonings and additions like meat, onion and garlic, I still taste dirt if I don't rinse them
I don't recall experiencing the digestive issues, maybe the rinsing helps with that.
I like a slow cook method so that they aren't boiled so hard that the skin comes off or they break apart.
originally posted by: research100
a reply to: TonyS
we always soak our beans overnight...with a litlle bit of baking soda to take care of the gas problem
I have read that if you eat kombu or wakame with beans it prevent gas...have not personally tried these seaweed has anybody tried them??