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Healthy Bean Soup

It’s a soup made of different kinds of beans. It’s very healthy.

There was a period of time, I cooked regularly. My husband’s grey hairs became much less. Recently, I decided to cook it again.

Main ingredients are beans. I measured with my own hands.

Ingredients:

A handful of Red beans

A handful of Kidney beans

A handful of red kidney beans

Half handful of Barley

Soak all the ingredients above for overnight. Barley belongs to cold food, so it should’t be used less.

When cook it, also add in

Half handful of black sesame

Half handful of walnut

6-8 red dates (cut a bit)

Some Chinese yam (Huai Shan, peeled and chopped)

Black sesame is good for hair. Walnut is good for brain. Red dates are good for skin.

Put all ingredients in a deep pot. Pour in enough water, cos it will take at least 2 hours.

My husband hates the beans. He just eats walnut, Huai Shan, drink the soup and leave all the beans. So I put a lot of water into the pot. Otherwise, the soup will be very thick. Of course, if you are Ok with it, you can add less water.

I cooked it for 3 hours. If you want it to taste sweet, you can add in sugar.