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Comment by Michael Penn on January 31, 2015 at 1:13pm

Pressure cooker or a crock pot maybe. I have the latter and I like the beans but they are too damned hard - even the canned ones. I don't like hard beans or "chewy" vegetables.

Even broccoli should be steamed 14 to 16 minutes. I forget which but you can experiment until you get it just right for you. I hate crunchy broccoli.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 31, 2015 at 10:09am

I have not noticed garbanzo beans that are too hard for me.  I usually buy the dry ones and cook them in a pressure cooker at 150 degrees F for about 30 minutes.  I would try that on your canned ones.

Comment by k.h. ky on January 31, 2015 at 9:42am
Spud, I love garbanzo beans.

But sometimes they are hard as a rock. Does anyone know a brand that's a little more tender. Or a way to soften the really hard ones??
I use the canned ones and thought about putting them in a pot and trying to cook them a little more but that doesn't seem like it would help.
Comment by Randall Smith on January 31, 2015 at 7:55am

EXACTLY, Felaine! That's what "Fat Surprise" says, and you're proof! Congratulations, by the way. I don't have a weight issue--I just want to live a long, healthy life.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 30, 2015 at 1:04pm

Does the "Big Fat Surprise Book" contain information similar to Good Calories, Bad Calories, and Why We Get Fat, both by Gary Taubes?  Mainly that "low fat" foods are a scam, and it's the simple carbohydrates that we eat that are the killers?  (Complex carbs are another story.)

I've lost 40+ lbs since I started eating things like bacon and eggs, and multi-grain breads again. (2+ years ago.)  I rarely feel hungry anymore, and I don't feel like I'm depriving myself of anything.  AND, BIG deal, my blood glucose has stabilized so that I don't need to take an insulin booster anymore, either.  YAYYYYY!

Comment by Randall Smith on January 30, 2015 at 7:52am

I think I sampled just about everything last night when I ate at a Chinese buffet restaurant (called "Everything OK"). After I read that "Big Fat Surprise" book, I didn't have the guilt of eating all that "bad food" that usually accompanies eating out. However, I'm eating in moderation today--even skipped breakfast. Vegetable soup tonight, Greek style (I looked up an internet recipe).

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 27, 2015 at 4:47pm

Spud, perfect additions to the salad. My cousin's wife must weigh 300 pounds. Every day a recipe comes from her that is just dripping with icing or heavy sauces or deep fried treasures. I decided that when I receive one of her recipes I am going to send her a photo and recipe of one of my favorites, even if I have to use a stock photo. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 27, 2015 at 4:44pm

Chris, I know what you mean about accumulating teaching material. I had boxes and boxes that I kept for a couple of years after I retired and then sent them to the dump. 

It sounds as though you love teaching as much as I did. Being a teacher with a strong commitment to students does take its toll. I enjoy reading about your experiences ... kind of like being with you as you impart information and skills that will make differences in their lives. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 27, 2015 at 12:38pm

I would add some garbanzo beans to Joan's salad, and maybe some bacon bits.

Comment by Plinius on January 27, 2015 at 12:11pm

Earthquakes and tunnels is a scary combination for me too, Joan. But here in the mud it's reasonably safe.

And thanks, I'm fine today. My workload is still too heavy, so I expect the next migraine attack on Thursday, because that's my day off. And if the weekend is very busy, another one on Monday. Losing all that time makes me only work harder on the other days.... but I try to skip corners and slow down. Next week I get a new group to teach! I'm looking forward to that, and it won't be very busy, because by now I have a big stack of teaching material ready. 


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