Food, try it, you'll like it.
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Paul Wozniak
(PaulW)

Locale: Midwest
Food, try it, you'll like it. on 10/31/2006 13:17:07 MST Print View

I stumbled onto this in the local health food store and consider it a staple:

Fantastic Foods, Refried Beans or Black Beans.

All natural, dried, powdered. Add less than 1 cup (per serving) boiled water, stir and let sit 5 minutes. Taste is, as advertised, fantastic.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Food, try it, you'll like it. on 10/31/2006 16:57:40 MST Print View

I use them in my burritos, and in a couple soups I make. I have been using them for at least a decade! :-)

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Food, try it, you'll like it. on 10/31/2006 17:07:22 MST Print View

that sounds good. I must try it too.

David Bonn
(david_bonn) - F

Locale: North Cascades
Re: Food, try it, you'll like it. on 10/31/2006 17:45:52 MST Print View

You can special-order them in ten or twenty-five pound bags, I think. Some stores sometimes have instant bean mix in bulk.

Victor Karpenko
(Viktor) - MLife

Locale: Northern California
Re: Re: Food, try it, you'll like it. on 11/08/2006 23:39:58 MST Print View

Great backpacking food. You can also get them in bulk at stores like Whole Earth Foods and Wild Oats Markets. I too have used them for many years.

Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
Re: Re: Re: Food, try it, you'll like it. on 11/08/2006 23:47:24 MST Print View

Yes, agree! Terrific! I add dry sour cream and unsalted sunflower seeds to mine and it makes a great dish.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Fantastic Foods Refries/Black Beans on 11/09/2006 18:24:39 MST Print View

I, too, have been using them for years.
Hard to beat. I add some powdered hummus, crushed pita chips or sesame sticks, and 1/2 oz of miso soup to make
a meal in a bowl most evenings. A spoonful of olive oil goes well, too.