Winter Bean Soup 冬天的豆子湯

Handmade Water Ram 自製水力幫浦
Videos of goats and chickens 羊寶和雞寶錄影
Voice of goats 山羊的叫聲
Goat feed 山羊愛吃的食物
Back Yard Bio-Charcoal 自製木炭
Home made food recipes
Edible Garden 可食庭園
Property Development 買山容易養山難

Art Works 手工藝品
Laminate Log House 小木屋
Books and Movies Review 讀書和電影心得

請點 "魔豆湯" 看中文版和所有材料圖片

Bean Base Thick Soup: 8 quart pot recipe
Please click Bean Soup to view picture
Vegetarian: please take out meat

2.5 cups dry beans, including:
1 cup runner beans, ½ cup black beans,
1 cup other dry bean varieties.
¼ cup dry hull-less pumpkin seeds
Day 1: soak above overnight in water, no salt

½ cup brown rice
½ cup buckwheat grouts, can substitute/add whole wheat berries
¼ cup chia seeds, optional
6 oz can of tomato paste, or use your own tomatoes
1 can drained black olives, whole or chopped
olive oil or avocado oil, if meat is too lean
3 medium heads garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2-5 jalapeño peppers, to taste, chopped
About 1 cup chopped fresh herbs: parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, others you like.

Small scoops of avocado and grated cheese

½ to 1 whole chicken, or 1-2 lbs stew beef chunks, or ham bone and pork chunks, or your choice

Day 2, if using chicken, put cut up chicken into steamer with 8 qt stock below steamer and steam until chicken meat falls off bones. Remove meat from bones and return meat only to chicken stock. Skim off excess fat if desired. If using beef chunks, brown in skillet. Ham bone and pork require no additional preparation

Day 2, while chicken is steaming---after beans and pumpkins seeds have soaked overnight, pour off water and rinse in colander, put beans back in a cooking pot and heat to about 150 degrees Fahrenheit, remove from heat and let sit for about 15 minutes—then pour off water and rinse.

Meat and beans are now ready to begin cooking in water or stock, using 8 qt stock pot. Cover and  bring to boil, then slow boil for two hours or until beans are soft. Use time to prepare the remaining ingredients. Add rice, buckwheat and dry grains, slow cook or simmer another hour.

Add tomato paste and black olives. Add olive oil or avocado oil if needed. Allow another hour to simmer.

Add chopped garlic, onion, peppers, and herbs. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Serve hot in bowls with fresh avocado and grated cheese as additional options.