Not sure what I'm talking about? Well.. then check out my favourite Blogger friend at Ibanag Cooking. What's up at the blog? My dear friend Lotus Flower is cooking Beans today. Erm.. not exactly, she has done an informative article concerning Beans and Food poisoning. So don't miss it out if you are a big Bean fan!
Beans beans beans. It is one of the most commonly used name around. According to Wikipedia, it simply refers to seeds of the Fabaceae family or simply the Legumes family. I'm not a fan of the Beans but I've heard of its many health benefits...dietary fibre, protein.. to name a few. Here's a nice article which lists all of it for you.
Beans are also found in almost every cuisine. In Singapore, the most essential Bean is the Soy or Soya. It comes in forms of sauces (light, dark soy sauce) or Miso paste (fermented paste found in Japanese cuisine) or get it in a cold packet of Soy Milk. I could go on about it but I'll stop there. There are various other types of beans we used in our dishes too besides the Soy bean.. for example, the Black Beans. Over in Croatia where I am, my future in laws love their Fajoli dish which is basically Canolli beans (dried ones) cooked with lots of ample goodness such as Barley. Nope, it's not the usual Fajoli Pasta like the Italian version but a nice steamy hot pot of beans with ham to accompany Rice. Lovely lovely!
I'm done with all the pleasantries of Beans. The really annoying part of eating Beans is the amount of Flatulence it generates. I guess if an entire village eats it in a day, the amount of fart is enough to power the electricity for the week! :P I've read many ways of reducing the amount of Flatulence but mind you it can't get rid of it totally! So bear with the stinky fart after a Beany meal!
Okay, here's the Friendship Award part. Lotus Flower has presented me with a friendship award sometime ago. So I should hand it out to my Blogger friends listed below:
CK @ Singapore in London
Syari @ Celebrating Life
Amsie @ Curious Foodie
Deb @ Dine-o-meter
ECL @ Eastcoastlife
Durano @ Spitting Vessel
Andrew @ Air Sick
BK @ Symphony of Love
G-lato @ White Carrot
Alexys @ Soul Meets World
XY @ Orthorexic Foodie
So there you have it, a super long post! Happy cooking!