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Here's what you need to know about how to store soybeans

Soybeans are the perfect item to have on-hand in the kitchen for anyone who appreciates healthy foods that have multiple uses. When it comes to health benefits, soy is hard to beat. Soybeans are highly regarded for being high in natural, plant-based protein, plus there are many other reasons to include more soy in any person’s [...]

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Why the best vegan soy burgers are the ones you make at home

Not all soy burgers are created equal. That’s true of most vegan or vegetarian foods, to be honest, but certain differences really stand out when you are searching for the healthiest, tastiest hamburger alternative. Want to know the truth? To find the soy burger that tastes best and is best for you, you are better off [...]

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Laura® soybean Hummus easy DIY recipe

Not only do Laura® Soybean make great tasting soymilk, tempeh and tofu, they also make great tasting hummus!  Here is an easy recipe to make homemade soy hummus:Ingredient list: 1.5 cups of boiled or pressure cooked Laura® Soybeans Soak your Laura® soybeans overnight and then boil for 2 hours or if you have a pressure cooker (instant [...]

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Everything you need to know about okara - and what you can do with it

If you have ever made soy milk or tofu, then you know that the process leaves behind a pulp made up of all the insoluble parts that are left over after pureed soybeans have been filtered. That white or yellow substance, a byproduct of tofu and soy milk, is known as okara. It’s also called soy [...]

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Easy DIY Tosteds clusters with dates and dark chocolate.

Here is an easy DIY recipe for Tosteds and date clusters covered in dark chocolate.  Nut free and gluten free and made with roasted Laura® soybeans.Ingredients:  10 ounces of dates (I use medjool dates but you may use whatever dates you have available)1 Cup of Tosteds roasted Laura® Soybeans)1 Cup of your favorite dark chocolate [...]

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Easy Vegan Chili made with Laura® Soybeans

Recently I decided it was time to give our local chili cookoff and I wanted to use Laura® soybeans as one of the beans in the vegan mix.  So I scanned the web for tips and tricks on how to make a chili that everyone would love without animal products.  Here is what I came [...]

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Pressure cooked Laura® soybeans equals delicious!!

We hadn't had a pressure cooker until we purchased an 8 quart Instapot.  I wanted to make a batch of vegan chili for a local chili cookoff and decided along with the kidney and chili beans I would put cooked Laura® beans in the mix.  The soybeans need to be soft and cooked before you [...]

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Okara Apricot Muffins

After you have made your Okara flour (see recipe for making okara flour on our blog) here is a healthy recipe for making Apricot muffins. How to make okara flour at home.In a large bowl:2 cups of whole wheat pastry flour1/3 cup of yellow corn meal1/3 cup of okara flour1 tsp of cinnamon1 tbsp of baking [...]

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Spinach Okara Burgers

What to do with that left over okara (soybean solids after making soymilk).  Here is a delicious recipe to make Spinach Okara Burgers from my good friend Marie Oser at VegTV. Start with 2 and 1/4 cups of Okara (from one batch of soymilk using a machine).  1 - 15 oz can of garbanzo beans drained [...]

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Make your own Okara Flour

What to do with that Okara is a question that gets asked a lot.  There are several ways to utilize the okara, this is an easy method of making okara flour to use in baked goods adding protein and soy goodness to your recipes.  Start with the okara from your batch of soymilk.  Squeeze as [...]

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