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Thread #165215 Message #3960955
Posted By: Helen
09-Nov-18 - 04:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
This is a good recent food thread: https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=165070&messages=20
And I made the "Mexican" version last night:
Instead of cornmeal, I mash up a can of butter beans or white beans or chickpeas and sometimes add a small amount of flour.
The two main variations I have made are:
"Mexican" with corn kernels, red capsicum and chilli through it and grated cheese mixed in and on top.
Zucchini with grated zucchini - and other available veg - with grated cheese in and on it.
A good standby for a quick meal and very good as leftovers.
The mashed beans/chickpeas makes it high in fibre but in fact the mash looks and acts like mashed potato. A sneaky way to add fibre without ruining a dish. I use them for making fish cakes instead of mashed potato, too. Yum!
Also, has anyone tried using the liquid from the canned white beans, butter beans or chick peas as a substitute for egg white. The liquid is called aquafaba. I tried it for making maccaroon thingies. It worked well. No beanie taste. I liked them.
20 recipes for aquafaba
Hubby & I are not on a meat-free life, but have cut meat back considerably and added lots more beanie-type things. One of my fave foods is sausage rolls but now I make a version based on mashed white beans with lots of yummy vege flavours mixed in.