Reviews for: Palouse Brand
By: Marilyn Wolgat (Jun 12, 2013)
I bought the variety pack months ago, but just made the garbanzo beans this week. Dry garbanzos from the grocery need hours to boil so I expected little. Store beans do not even list country of origin, much less GMO status. I refuse to buy them any more. After soaking overnight, Palouse garbanzos were tender in 40 minutes cooking, and so delicious. You get a lot of eating in the variety pack. Well cleaned. Beautifully packed. A great gift. I made this with them, delicious. Garbanzo salad: soak 1 cup garbanzos overnight in 3 C water. Drain and simmer in 3 C water until tender, 40-60 min. Drain and cool. Mix 3 T olive oil, 3 T red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon oregano. Add drained beans, 1/2 C chopped red onion, 1/2 C chopped green pepper, 1 tomato chopped, 1/4 C black olives chopped or whole. Mix. Mix in 1/4 C crumbled feta cheese. If desired add a squirt of lime juice, some parsley. Chill. Haven't been able to cook anything so good in years. I haven't tried sprouts yet, but I hear sprouted beans are healthier, and these natural beans should sprout. The peas and lentils are also A+++
You will not believe how wonderful their products are!
By: Elaine Carey-Goble ~ Mountain View Farms (Mar 13, 2013)
I have become increasingly concerned about GMO grains, beans, seeds and other 'non natural' methods and/or ingredients, etc. that seem to be slowly but surely making their way into most of the foods available for purchase in the grocery store isles today.
In fact, if I am not mistaken, the FDA recently ruled that GMO containing foods and/or ingredients DO NOT EVEN HAVE TO BE LABELED AS SUCH ON THE FOODS WE PURCHASE AND FEED OUR FAMILIES! I GUESS WE CAN CALL THAT THE FLIP SIDE OF 'FOOD TRANSPARENCY'!
Okay, getting down off my 'soapbox' now.................
I made split pea soup today - one of my all time favorites - with my Palouse Brand green split peas and - I just THOUGHT i loved split pea soup before as the flavor and texture of the peas and the way they almost 'melted' into the soup's other fresh veggie ingredients - and , only after simmering for an hour, the texture was so smooth and creamy it looked like it had gone through the blender - I'm almost ashamed to admit I have already had 3 servings of the soup today - can't seem to get enough of it.
I purchasd their green split peas, hard red winter wheatberries, garbanzo beans and lentils and I can confidently say that FRESH AND NATURAL dosen't even come close to describing it - I've sprouted, cooked, eaten in salads and made into side dishes and tried all that I purchased, in fact, everything that I've made thus far with their healthful non-GMO products has been so tasty, filling and nutritious that, besides eating and cooking with my own farmstead fresh eggs, I've eaten little else lately.
I have several freinds who are strict vegetarians and I often thought I could NEVER go totally vegetarian but now that I'm hooked on the endless uses and recipes for the fresh, pure and natural Palouse Brand products - I 'get it' now.
Thank You Palouse Brand Owners and Growers - Please Keep Up the Good and Hard Work - We Need You More Now Than Ever!!!
I will be ordering Palouse Brand seeds, grains and beans from now on.
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Sara Mader says: (Mar 26, 2014)
Hi Elaine, This is Sara from Palouse Brand - thank you for your review, we LOVE hearing from our customers! Sara