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This may be a Y2K food tip for some, and for some it may just be a food tip. Gabanzo Soup. Very very easy. Gabanzos take a very long time to cook [two to three hours] Post Y2K that is a lot of fuel [energy LOL] Try this. Bring one cup of gabanzo beans and two cups of water to a rolling boil. Pour into any thermas bottle and leave for 24 hours. After 24 hours pour into a blender and blend until smooth. Add salt to taste. Makes soup for two or four depending how hungry you are.

-- thinkIcan (thinkIcan@make.it), July 04, 1999


You may want to start the process in the morning, to have your soup that evening, you will just have to blend the beans a little longer. Gabanzo beans are sold in bulk and cost about 50 cents to 60 cents a pound.

-- thinkIcan (thinkIcan@make.it), July 04, 1999.

Just a food tip.

Y2K food tip? Think not.

Blender? Got juice?

[well, I guess as long as the generator runs]

Thanks though. Could come in handy. Wonder if it would work to grind up the uncooked garbanzo (or other) beans first, then add the boiling water. Should cook faster. Has anyone tried it?

-- Linda (lwmb@plsn.com), July 04, 1999.

Check ou the use of a thermos at this site:


Read down a few paragraphs.

-- Greybear (greybear@home.com), July 04, 1999.

If you cannot cook the garbanzos, you can always sprout them! Then you will get the full food value out of them! Sprouted garbanzos are delicious! I can buy locally, 100 LBS of garbanzo beans for $45.

-- freddie (freddie@thefreeloader.com), July 04, 1999.

thinkIcan: Is this PLAIN garbanzo soup? What about adding some onions and spices?

-- Randolph (dinosaur@williams-net.com), July 04, 1999.

All beans should be soaked overnight before cooking. This not only shortens the cooking time, but importantly starts the sprouting process inside the beans...this change makes the bean more digestable and nourishing for the consumer. No, don't crush them first, then they are unable to go through the biological process described.

-- Sand Mueller (smueller@azalea.net), July 04, 1999.

Greybear: ---- Thank you for the site concerning thermas cooking. Until Y2K came along I thought nothing about the energy required to cook food, or the odors that came off food, or the human energy used to prepare meals. All that is very important now as we head into the final lap. I've always sprouted and felt that my high energy level, compared to my co-workers was in part to that. If things get bad, sprouting could be simply "salvation" from a food veiw point. Staying healthy might just be highest on the list post Y2K.

-- thinkIcan (thinkIcan@make.it), July 04, 1999.

Randolph: ---- Had friends over last night and that was the soup we served. They raved about it, so I thought I would pass it on to the forum. Some like it simple and some like it all flavored up. Take you pick. No we did not talk about Y2K!

-- thinkIcan (thinkIcan@make.it), July 04, 1999.

IF you're going to stock dry beans, then you had better stock foil to create and maintain a solar oven to cook them.

I'm doing both, and it is for the neighbors, visitors and their children. God bless us all; Tiny Tim.

-- OR (orwelliator@biosys.net), July 05, 1999.

Or: ---- Thanks for the suggestion. Yes I have a soalar oven. If you read the main part of this post, the Y2K tip is that you can cook beans, brown rice, meat etc. in a thermas and greatly reduce the amount of energy needed for cooking.

-- thinkIcan (thinkIcan@make.it), July 05, 1999.

I've a buddy who manages a cafe`.As a demo,he filled a nisan stainless thermos with coffee and froze it into a block of ice with the nozzle protruding.24 hours later he opened it and the coffee was still scalding.I'm buying four.they are truly worth the money.peace.

-- zoobie (zoobiezoob@yahoo.com), July 05, 1999.

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