Adapted from: "New Vegetarian Classics: Entrees" by Mary F. Taylor 1. Pick over the beans . Rinse well. In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the beans, bay leaf, kombu, and 5 cups water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Skim off foam. Reduce heat and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender, about 2 1/2 hours. remove from heat and set aside. The beans can be prepared up to 5 days in advance if refrigerated in an airtight container. They can be frozen for up to 2 months. 2. Transfer the beans to a 4-quart saucepan. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups water, onion, garlic, ginger, dried red pepper, cumin, salt, and molasses. Stir to combine, then cook at a simmer, stirring occasionally as you prepare the vegetables, about 15 minutes. 3. Peel and seed the squash, then cut it into small, 1/2-inch dice. Add the squash to the beans and cook until it is very tender, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, trim the cauliflower into small florets and place it in a steamer rack, set in a 2-quart saucepan over rapidly boiling water. Cover and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain immediately. 4. When the squash is tender, stir in the peas and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Remove the beans from the heat, then stir in the toasted cumin seeds. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve the beans surrounded with the steamed cauliflower, or mix the cauliflower into the beans if they are to be used as a filling. The dish can be prepared up to 3 days in advance if refrigerated in an airtight contained. Warm before serving. Cooks Note: by using cooked or canned anasazi, kidney or pinto beans, you can reduce cooking time to 30 minutes. Excellent served over Braised Greens, garnished with croutons or used as a filling for tortillas or crepes. Anasazi beans need no presoaking, but if you use a different type of bean, allow appropriate soaking time. Posted to fatfree digest by "Richard M. Swanson"
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (1825g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1|
|Calories from Fat: 50 (9%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 5.5g||7 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.7g||4 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.3g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 163mg||6 %|
|Potassium 3349.2mg||88 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 124.3g||37 %|
|Dietary Fiber 22.7g||91 %|
|Sugars, other 101.5g|
|Protein 24.3g||35 %|
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Calories per serving: 577
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