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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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How to make your own miso and tofu for soups

What's better than a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day or evening? Well, as far as food choices go, there is not much - in our opinion, at least. And, if you are like us and are enormous fans of soybeans, then you are in luck. There are so many delicious soup recipes [...]

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What makes soy milk so healthy?

Alternatives to traditional dairy milk products have never been as popular as they are today. Walk the isles at your local grocery store and you will find dairy alternatives that use a number of primary ingredients. There is soy milk, of course, but there are now a number of other options that customers can consider, too. [...]

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2019 Laura® soybeans make great sprouts!

It's been a long harvest season on the farm.  One of the biggest challenges we have is that of the natto-sprouting soybeans.  They are still not ready to go and we don't know when they will be ready.  Because of this, I did some experimenting with the 2019 crop of Laura® soybeans.  This year harvest [...]

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Here's everything you should know about essential amino acids and soy

Soy, soybeans and soy milk have excellent reputations for being go-to foods for people who are conscious about their overall health. That’s no secret. But why are soy and its byproducts considered to be so healthy? Well, there are many reasons, as many regular readers of this blog know. But one of the most important [...]

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Why soy milk is a great pre- and post-workout drink

That’s right. The proteins found in soy milk come with their own set of benefits that any fitness enthusiast would love. This includes aiding in muscle growth, helping to improve heart health and increasing the level of antioxidants in the body. If you enjoy staying in shape - or even just caring for your body by [...]

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Why roasted soybeans are the perfect healthy snack

Roasted soybeans are the perfect snack. They’re delicious, healthy and can be thrown into a variety of other tasty snack mixes. The best part is that roasted soybeans, also called soy nuts in some circles, are very easy to prepare. Then, after you are done roasting your soybeans, you can dream up a bunch of other [...]

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