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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:17 pm

Picked up something called Sprouted Bean Trio at Costco the other day and YUM YUM YUM. It is a truRoots product. We have been eating their quinoa for awhile so when I saw this new bag I thought I'd give it a try. It is described as a 'colorful, quick-cooking, and nutritious blend of lentils, adzuki and mung beans'. After the first try I have to agree! It's delicious. Liking that it is organic, high fibre and gluten free.
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Postby KBO » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:39 pm

Where did you find it in Costco? By the quinoa?

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Re: New favourite

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:14 pm

KBO wrote:Where did you find it in Costco? By the quinoa?


Yes. (I think :shifty: )
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Re: New favourite

Postby Half-Mary » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:01 am

r4l wrote:
KBO wrote:Where did you find it in Costco? By the quinoa?


Yes. (I think :shifty: )


I've seen it by the Quinoa. I think it's in a similar styled bag, but is red, instead of green.

Do you just cook some up and eat it alone or does it taste better if you cook it into a recipe?

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Re: New favourite

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:32 am

Half-Mary wrote:
r4l wrote:
KBO wrote:Where did you find it in Costco? By the quinoa?


Yes. (I think :shifty: )


I've seen it by the Quinoa. I think it's in a similar styled bag, but is red, instead of green.

Do you just cook some up and eat it alone or does it taste better if you cook it into a recipe?


I have tried it both on its own as a side as well as in some chili. Both were really good. I can see lots of ways to use it and I'm going to try making a salad with it tonight.
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Re: New favourite

Postby NewFinnLoper » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:47 am

r4l wrote:
Half-Mary wrote:
r4l wrote:
KBO wrote:Where did you find it in Costco? By the quinoa?


Yes. (I think :shifty: )


I've seen it by the Quinoa. I think it's in a similar styled bag, but is red, instead of green.

Do you just cook some up and eat it alone or does it taste better if you cook it into a recipe?


I have tried it both on its own as a side as well as in some chili. Both were really good. I can see lots of ways to use it and I'm going to try making a salad with it tonight.


I was in Costco yesterday and picked some up. It was easy to cook and I ended up making the salad recipe that was on the bag. (dressing was lemon juice, olive oil, cumin and salt) I think the next time I will add something else to spice up the flavour, or maybe up the cumin - which I love. Nice texture though...

I think this will be awesome in soups - we do a lot of soup-as-a-meal kind of suppers...
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Re: New favourite

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:09 pm

NewFinnLoper wrote:
r4l wrote:
Half-Mary wrote:
r4l wrote:
KBO wrote:Where did you find it in Costco? By the quinoa?


Yes. (I think :shifty: )


I've seen it by the Quinoa. I think it's in a similar styled bag, but is red, instead of green.

Do you just cook some up and eat it alone or does it taste better if you cook it into a recipe?


I have tried it both on its own as a side as well as in some chili. Both were really good. I can see lots of ways to use it and I'm going to try making a salad with it tonight.


I was in Costco yesterday and picked some up. It was easy to cook and I ended up making the salad recipe that was on the bag. (dressing was lemon juice, olive oil, cumin and salt) I think the next time I will add something else to spice up the flavour, or maybe up the cumin - which I love. Nice texture though...

I think this will be awesome in soups - we do a lot of soup-as-a-meal kind of suppers...


Agree on the adding it to soups.
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Re: New favourite

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:16 pm

Made vegetable soup today and added some in. Nice addition I have to say.
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Postby KBO » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:27 pm

We picked it up and made it tonight. We mixed it with various veg with seasoning. Delish! I can see using it in a lot of dishes.

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Re: New favourite

Postby Engmomma » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:27 pm

I saw that at Costco also....wasn't sure if I would be in the only one in the house eating it or not, so I did not get it.
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Re: New favourite

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:52 pm

Engmomma wrote:I saw that at Costco also....wasn't sure if I would be in the only one in the house eating it or not, so I did not get it.


Dh and I like it on its own as a side but the boys not so much.
They eat it when it's in something else- both of them liked it in the chili and veggie soup.
Going to try it again tonight. Not sure what I'm going to do with it, we shall see.
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Postby Mich » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:56 pm

My birds love it, we haven't tried it yet :)
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Re: New favourite

Postby hezzy » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:00 am

Picked this up on the weekend. Any suggestions for seasoning to use with this? I'm planning on using it as a side dish with dinner. Would cooking on broth vs. water have a big impact?
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Re: New favourite

Postby NewFinnLoper » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:09 am

hezzy wrote:Picked this up on the weekend. Any suggestions for seasoning to use with this? I'm planning on using it as a side dish with dinner. Would cooking on broth vs. water have a big impact?


Their website has a link to recipesfor this...

I found them a little bland on their own but really enjoyed the texture. I'm sure you could cook with broth as well. Let us know how it turns out if you do!
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Re: New favourite

Postby hezzy » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:51 am

Thanks for the link! I will check it out.
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Re: New favourite

Postby Habs4ever » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:54 pm

I bought some of the sprouted bean tri this weekend. I'll post a review when I use it.
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Re: New favourite

Postby Half-Mary » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:26 pm

I bought some of this on the weekend, and cooked up a bit for lunch today. While it was cooking, I sautéed some onions that I added after it was cooked and drained. I also added a touch of cumin and some olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I really enjoyed it. I had the leftover for supper tonight, and it was even tastier.

I'm looking forward to eating it again and trying it in soups and chilis.

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Re: New favourite

Postby hezzy » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:54 am

That sounds awesome!
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Re: New favourite

Postby Habs4ever » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:23 pm

I've added these to soup, chili and had them on their own. All good. :-bd
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Re: New favourite

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:03 am

Habs4ever wrote:I've added these to soup, chili and had them on their own. All good. :-bd


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Re: New favourite

Postby Stampie » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:12 pm

r4l wrote:
Habs4ever wrote:I've added these to soup, chili and had them on their own. All good. :-bd


:D

I don't know how I missed this thread, but I've seen this product at Coasto and given all the possitve reviews, I'll need to pick some up.

:think: :think: Hmmm, what about adding it to homemade turkey stock from thanksgiving?
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Re: New favourite

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:33 pm

stampie wrote:
r4l wrote:
Habs4ever wrote:I've added these to soup, chili and had them on their own. All good. :-bd


:D

I don't know how I missed this thread, but I've seen this product at Coasto and given all the possitve reviews, I'll need to pick some up.

:think: :think: Hmmm, what about adding it to homemade turkey stock from thanksgiving?


Yep add it to the stock along with a bunch of veggies- yum.
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Re: New favourite

Postby trixiee » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:25 am

Can I replace barley with this, for beef barley soup? How much does it "swell", and does it cook down? ( I.e. soften to the point of being nearly puréed?)
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Re: New favourite

Postby hezzy » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:25 am

I'm sure if you cooked it longer than the recommended time it would become soft. I made some earlier this week and liked it. I cooked one cup and ended up with probably at least 3 cups of finished product.
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Re: New favourite

Postby Half-Mary » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:33 pm

The first time I cooked it, I didn't cook it quite long enough, and it still had a bit of crunch to it. Well... not really crunch, but it wasn't as soft as I thought a cooked bean should be. The next time, I cooked it longer, and the beans were sort of starting to flake apart, or purée a bit on their own, so it was much softer. I also get about 3 cups out of one cup of dry mix.


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