Beans are packed with loads of fiber and vitamin B6 - great for balancing hormonal levels. Soaking the beans overnight increases the digestibility.This process is cheap, easy and helps your body absorb all the goodness beans have to offer.
YEILDS: three 32oz jars
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 1.5 hours
1/2 cup each black, kidney and chickpeas
1 strip of kombu or seaweed
In a glass bowl cover beans with water (make sure they stay covered with water).
In the am, drain and fold into a tea towel over a colander in the sink.
Rinse with water many times as you can throughout the next 24-36 hours.
Once sprouted, transfer to a pot add the seaweed, cover with water and bring to a boil.
Boil for 10 minutes, remove seaweed, strain and set aside.
Three Bean Chili
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
sprouted bean mixture
8 small tomatoes, chopped
1/2 bunch spinach, chopped
1 jalapeno, diced seeds removed
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
2 cups vegetable stock (or more if needed)
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 jar tomatoe paste
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 lime, juiced
season with sea salt and pepper
In a large stainless steel pot, add the first 4 ingredients, saute until soft.
Add the rest of the ingredients except lime, salt and pepper.
Bring to a slight boil and then turn to a slow simmer for 20 minutes.
Taste for flavour and season with lime, salt and pepper.