other than Laura's Kitchen

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Other than the book of the 70s called Laura's Kitchen, are there any other good cook books or web sites for the use of soy beans.

Yes...I got soy beans, do you?

-- Taz (Tassie@aol.com), March 30, 1999


Good question and----how about a cook book that tells you how to use dehydrated shortening and dehydrated butter and how to prepare all those other dehydrated food stuffs. Thanks Msglory

-- Roberta Blackard (roblackard@juno.com), March 30, 1999.

i personally like the books "diet for a small planet" 3rd ed, by frances moore lappe, and "recipes for a small planet" 2nd ed, by ellen buchman ewald. both books have recipes combining proteins, it's not just soybeans.

-- jocelyne slough (jonslough@tln.net), March 30, 1999.

try a catalog from Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods. (503) 654-3215. Fax (503) 653-1339. The catalog is free. They sell, besides soy beans, Textured Vegetable Protein ( from soy beans) and I think a soy flour, as well as all kinds of other neat stuff. I don't have my catalog handy, just the order blank. They had a few pages of books, too. Get "The book of Tofu." by (?) Shurtlife I made tofu...from scratch....and it tasted a whole lot better than the storebought stuff...plus, we got soy milk and "akara" "ocaru" (?) to add to other foods or feed to chickens. Soybeans are a really productive bean. You do have to cook or heat process them in order to make the protein digestible. And, you don't want to know what they do to them to make oil....all kinds of chemicals! ( standard disclaimers)

got beano?


-- Mary (CAgdma@home.com), March 30, 1999.

Adventure Foods (adventurefoods.com) has a great cookbook (around $12, I think) for dried/dehydrated foods. Very imaginative, some gourmet. It's meant for use with a gadget called a Bakepacker (inexpensive, around $16, as I recall) which allows you to bake over an open flame. However, the recipes are easily converted to Dutch oven or conventional stove use.

In the appendices you'll find a veritable fount of information about nutrition, how to reconstitute individual foods, how to substitute non-dried ingredients in recipes, nutritional breakdowns for dried foods (very useful for diabetics), on and on. Adventure Foods is a NC backpacking supply place (has even supplied Everest expeditions) and has a very good line of dried foods. Excellent dried egg, lemon juice powder, dried butter, mayo, sour cream, dehydrated grated cheese (VERY good!), and you can buy in quantities as small as 4oz. Nice idea to get a bit of this, bit of that to provide a change when the beans and rice get REALLY boring. I don't have any connection with Adventure FOods except that I've placed several orders, have been very satisfied, and find the proprietors to be delightful and reliable. Friends who've placed orders have been equally happy.

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), March 31, 1999.

The Farm Vegetarian Cookbook has some soy recipes

The Tofu Cookbook explains how to make tofu from soybeans and lots of tofu recipes.

I made the soybean pie recipe from either Diet for a Small Planet or Recipes for a Small Planet, I forget which. It was tasty.

-- Bingo (mostlylurking@upstate.ny), March 31, 1999.

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