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 for the Laura® beans went well. Harvest moisture levels couldn't have been better at around 13% moisture and there were windows of opportunity when the ground was dry enough to harvest so the beans stayed very clean. In addition, if the moisture is around 13% then damage to the beans during the harvest is extremely low so the soybeans have a high germination rate.
For my test, I took 3/4 of a cup dry Laura® Soybeans and put them in to a mason jar with a cheesecloth top in place of the metal lid. Then I put twice as much water in the jar as soybeans and let sit in a dark cupboard for 10 hours. Then every 10 to 12 hours I drained off the water, rinsed the beans and drained the water always making sure to put the jar back into a dark cupboard during the entire sprouting process. In 5 days I had nice healthy looking sprouts. I have outlined this procedure in our blog Sprouting made easy. One thing I learned is to sprout your beans in a cupboard or other dark area where light cannot hit the jar, this keeps the soybeans from turning green as they germinate.
Of course, Laura® beans make the best soymilk, tofu, tempeh and work great for making natto too.
When looking to adjust your diet for health reasons or trying to transition to a vegetarian diet, soybeans can quickly become one of your favorite ingredients. That’s because soybeans are so versatile. You can use them in many recipes and they can be used to make soy milk, tofu and a long list of other delicious [...]
Easy DIY Recipe for making delicious energy bites with Tosteds roasted Laura® Soybeans1 & 1/2 cup unsalted Tosteds dry roasted Laura® Soybeans 1 cup coarsely chopped medjool dates 1 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup golden raisins 1/3 cup whole almondsBlend in food processor for several minutes until mixture forms a ball Roll rounded teaspoons into ball Press whole almond into each [...]
At Laura Soybeans, we grow only the highest quality soybeans. Each and every one of our products is grown, harvested, processed and packaged on our fifth-generation family farm. This ensures a soybean quality that you can trust comes from our farm to your table. The same is true for our natto/sprouting soybeans. Not sure what [...]
For many, winter means more time spent indoors. What better time than to try some new tofu recipes? You can experiment and perfect your tofu dishes, or serve when entertaining friends and family. Tofu is a very versatile, high-protein food that many people think of as a substitute. With these three mouth-watering winter tofu recipes, you'll [...]
It's hard to resist a freshly blended smoothie. This Super Green Smoothie is sweet, cold, and packed with healthy ingredients. Even if you don't always have the time to pull out the blender, you will love this great tasting smoothie! Ingredients: 1 Cup of Laura Soy milk made with Laura Soybeans 1 1/2 Cups of Frozen Spinach 1 Cup [...]
Thanksgiving is past, but more holidays are yet to come, which means it is time to put together a whole slew of new holiday recipes. This holiday season, try something new, healthy, and delicious by treating your family to these top vegan holiday recipes.These holiday recipes make use of soy milk in unique and interesting [...]
An easy way to use delicious DIY Laura® Soymilk. You can make the recipe as shown or change it to meet your personal tastes. I even add some kale and cilantro if you want some healthy green in there. :) Quick and easy. My favorite time for a smoothie is right after a run or [...]
Is the summer heat making your head spin? Do you want a delicious, cold treat, but can't have the milk many contain? If so, it's time to make yourself some tasty ice cream. Whether you're lactose intolerant or vegan, our soy milk ice cream recipes are sure to cool your head and make you desperate for more. We're [...]