Lentils or Split Peas in Full Form

1½ cups water 1 cup (½ pound) dried lentils or split peas Bring water to a boil in a pot. Add lentils or split peas and stir. Allow the mixture...

Legume Flour + Legume Cereal

Legume Flour DRY-GRIND RECIPE •• MAKES 1 CUP (16 TABLESPOONS) FLOUR 1 cup (½ pound) dried lentils or split peas Place the lentils or split peas in a blender or...

Option 1: Canned Beans

1 cup water 2 (15-ounce) cans of beans Bring the water to a simmer in a pot over medium heat. Rinse and drain the canned beans in a colander. Add...

Sweet Peas

2 pounds fresh sweet peas in pods, or 1 pound shelled sweet peas (fresh or frozen) Shell peas by removing the stem end of the pod, then peel the fibrous...

Asparagus

1½ pounds asparagus spears Snap off and discard the woody ends of each asparagus spear (the woody part naturally breaks off at the right point when the spear is bent)....

Spinach, Kale, or Chard

1½ pounds leafy greens (with ribs attached), or 1 pound (16 cups) loose leafy greens (no ribs attached) Remove large fibrous ribs (thick central stems), if attached, and discard. To...

Zucchini, Crookneck, Straightneck, or Scallop Squash

1 pound summer squash Trim off the ends and cut squash into ½-inch-thick slices. Place squash in a steamer basket and set in a pot filled with 1 to 2...

Carrots, Parsnips, Beets, Turnips, or Sweet Potatoes

1¼ pounds root vegetables Peel root vegetables, then cut off and discard the ends and leafy greens, if attached. Cut vegetable flesh into ½-inchthick slices. Place vegetable slices in a...

Dried Plums (Prunes), Apricots, or Figs

2 cups water ⅓ pound dried plums, apricots, or figs (about 15) Bring water to a simmer in a small saucepan. Add dried fruit, cover with a lid, and turn...

Cantaloupe or Honeydew Melon

Cantaloupe or Honeydew Melon NO-COOK RECIPE •• MAKES 15 (2-TABLESPOON) FREEZER TRAY CUBES 3 cups cubed cantaloupe or honeydew melon flesh (from about ½ of a whole melon) Cut the melon in...