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Beans, Beans -They're good for your HEART!







Basic Aduki Beans Recipe


Prep Time: 10 minutes


Cooking Time: 70 minutes


Yields: 4 servings




  1 cup aduki beans

  5-inch piece kombu

  4 cups water

  2 bay leaves

  1 teaspoon sea salt




Wash beans.

Place kombu and aduki beans in a pot.

Cover with water at 2 inches above the level of the beans.

Bring water to boil.

Add bay leaves.

Cover and simmer for 1 hour.

Check periodically, adding extra water if necessary so beans do not dry out or stick to pot.

Allow beans to cook until they are soft enough for your taste. Add salt. Drain excess water if necessary.


Notes: To check for softness, take a couple of beans out from your pot and squeeze them between your thumb and pointer finger. If beans press easily, they are finished. If they feel hard in the middle, they need more time.


Recipe courtesy of Institute of Integrative Nutrtion.


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I am a married mother of three lovely daughters, 19, 12 & 10. I've studied literature, education, psychology- and ministry counseling. I Am now slowly pursuing a nutritional degree / 'drug-less practitioner' and life coaching. I earned a license to minister and degree in biblical teaching and Christian Counseling; I was ordained on CHRIST-mas day, 2011 into Non-denominational Christianity!! Jesus isn't a denomination but a following and a LOVE!! One important thing to know about me is I am not religious, but I have an awesome relationship with Christ! I am a firm believer in the whole person, body, soul and spirit, we must feed all three parts. I myself am a Christian Vegan, and my passion for both shines through, however, that is not my intentions, my intentions are to share- educate- spread awareness, love and compassion to others. I am blessed to be a blessing and hope to do so for many. - Diana *Check out my facebook page called Faith- Food & Fitness @

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  1. Carolyn
    Vote #3....never heard of aduki beans or kombu. Where do you buy these products?
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      I buy them at the local health food store.. you can also go online and order them. thanks for your vote! :)
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