Striving Bean

Rancho Gordo Cookbook

Have two weeks really gone by since I last logged my bean challenge updates? Time to get on the stick.

Week 21 was a white bean soup. Honestly…it was awful. I’ve had white bean soup before and liked it. Something was off with this one. I’m blaming it on inferior canned beans. Several variations of “icky” and “yuck” came from the children during this one. I threw it away. Time to search for a better white bean soup recipe, or better white beans, or both.
Week 22 was fried tofu again. It was essentially the same meal as last time we had fried tofu. (or “tofood” as our kids call it). We all like this one, so we’ll keep it in the repertoire. I stir fried the vegetables in a garlic hoisin sauce called “Soy Vay“. This is one of my favorite pre-made hoisin sauces out there. And any sauce that bills itself as the following is going to be worth a try:
“Chinese girl meets Jewish boy…and Soy Vay! All natural kosher sauces, marinades, and dressings since 1982.”

Another item on the bean front is a new book my family bought me for my recent birthday: Heirloom Beans, by Rancho Gordo. Yes, my family knows I’m into it. I’m looking forward to whipping up a few of these recipes!

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