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Onions - Shop and Save

❁ Choose whole onions that are firm and heavy for their size, and have no scent. Look for a dry, papery outer skin. Avoid cut, bruised or sprouting onions.

Feb 01
2019
 Posted by: t.wheeler
Onion Food Hero Monthly

No Tears!

No Tears!

✿ Chill onions before chopping - 30 minutes in the refrigerator or 10 minutes in the freezer.

✿ Use a very sharp knife.

✿ Start cutting at the stem end.

 

Kids Can!

Feb 01
2019
 Posted by: lundeenh
Store Well Waste Less Onions

Onions-Store Well Waste Less

■ Store whole onions in a cool, dark, dry place in an open bowl or bag for several weeks. They need air around them to slow spoilage.

■ Refrigerate peeled or cut onions in sealed containers or wrapped tightly. Use within 1 to 2 weeks.

Feb 01
2019
 Posted by: dana.bean
Various Onions

Types of Onions

Yellow onions are most common. They store well.

White onions are usually sharper in flavor.

Red onions are somewhat mild in flavor. Their red skin adds color to dishes.

Sweet onions have a mild flavor even when raw. They don't store as long.

Feb 01
2019
 Posted by: dana.bean
Beans Food Hero Monthly

Kids Can - Beans!

When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to:

❁ find and remove small rocks or other seeds and plant parts from dried beans.

❁ use a colander to rinse dry or canned beans under cool running water.

❁ wash or chop vegetables.

Jan 01
2019
 Posted by: dana.bean
Store Well Waste Less Beans

Beans - Store Well Waste Less

■ Store dry beans in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place. Label with the date they were purchased and try to use within 1 year for best quality.

Jan 01
2019
 Posted by: dana.bean
Dried Beans

Using Beans

❁ Although each type of bean is slightly different, you can swap one type for another in most recipes. Use what you have or buy what is cheapest or on sale.

❁ You can replace 1 pound of meat with 2 cups of cooked beans in many recipes.

Jan 01
2019
 Posted by: lundeenh
Beans Food Hero Monthly

Beans - Shop and Save

❁ Dried and canned beans are great food to keep on hand. You may want to stock up when they are on sale.

❁ Dried beans are usually cheaper than canned beans but take longer to cook. Canned beans are fully cooked and ready to use cold or heated.

Jan 01
2019
 Posted by: dana.bean
Split Peas Food Hero Monthly

Kids Can - Split Peas!

When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to:

❁ find and remove small rocks, seeds or plant parts from dry split peas.

❁ Rinse split peas in a colander under cool running water.

❁ Wash, peel or chop vegetables.

Dec 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean
Store Well Waste Less Split Peas

Split Peas - Store Well Waste Less

■ To maximize shelf life, store dry split peas in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place. Stored well, they keep their quality for 2 years or longer.

■ Cooked split peas can be refrigerated for up to a week.

Dec 01
2018
 Posted by: dana.bean

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