FYI: Dried Legumes.

Dried beans, esteemed for economy, deliciousness, and long shelf life, are totally worth buying and preparing. That said, don't let your dried legumes sit around too long. I learned the hard way that yellow split peas that have been properly stored embarrassingly long time will never soften completely, no matter how stinkin long you cook them, and your delicious curried yellow split pea soup with sweet potatoes and spinach will be an indigestible chore to eat, not to mention a waste of delicious ingredients.

Brought to you by my ineptitude.


  1. Anonymous said...

    if you can find 'em, get split yellow chana dal instead of peas. it's the bizzle with curried dishes like this, and chana dal cooks faster that split peas.