Thursday, 10 December 2015


Hi and welcome back. Yeah, I know it’s been a while and I’m sorry for not updating. I missed all you foodies and it’s great to be back. While I was gone, I tried a lot of stuffs one of which is this.

Let’s talk about beans. Beans is one of the many foods I don’t like eating because I’m so picky with foods, let me see your hands up if we are in the same clique. We don’t cook beans much at home and whenever we do, which is for the sake of my brothers or for protein’s sake, I mostly end up not eating it. My brothers love beans, except my younger bro, and any day we cook beans at home is Christmas day for them. I, on the other hand, rarely feel the urge to cook beans although it is part of the foodstuffs I take to school. Most times my beans become weevils invaded and other times I just give it out.

Some few days ago, I got back from class hungry with no idea of what to eat then I saw my beans in its storage container eyeing me and that was when I made a life changing decision to cook beans, lol. As much as my mum’s way of cooking beans will make you bite your tongue, the conventional way of cooking beans wasn’t appealing to me so as a foodie I thought of another way to take my beans to the next level, winks. Okay, let’s get down to the procedure.


2 cups of beans
5 cups of water

1 tsp of salt 

1 medium onion bulb

Pick out the dirt from the beans if you have not done so.

HOW TO COOK BEANS (using a pot)

Place a clean pot on the cooking stove and add about 4½ cups of water. Cover the pot and wait for the water to boil. While you wait for the water to boil, rinse the beans thoroughly. When the water boils, pour the beans in and add 1 teaspoon of salt or more. Chop the onion and add it to the cooking pot of beans, add a seasoning cube and cover the pot. Note: some people don’t like to add seasoning while cooking their beans, it depends on your choice anyway. Cook the beans for 30 – 45 minutes (depending on how fast your cooker is). Remove pot from cooker when you have a pot of soft and delicious beans.

HOW TO COOK BEANS (using a pressure cooker)

One of the kitchen gadgets that make life easy is the pressure cooker. I particularly love the pressure cooker for cooking beans because it cooks the beans evenly and in no time (it is very fast). Place pressure cooker on the stove and pour 4 cups of water into the pressure cooker, close the cooker and wait for the water to boil. Rinse the beans and to the boiling water, add 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 seasoning cube, onion and close the pressure cooker. Let the beans cook for 25 – 30 minutes or until soft. Do not remove the lid of the pressure cooker immediately you remove from the stove, my uncle is a living witness of what the suppressed heat can do to your face. Remove the cap-like lid from the main lid of the pressure cooker to allow the escape of heat.  

Serve beans with beans sauce, I served mine with a stir - fry. Enjoy.



  1. wow.. i must try dis

  2. You should @Uthy. I am thinking of making this for a giveaway and you might win it #not decided though


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