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Old 10-31-2011, 06:50 PM   #11
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What are cranberry beans? Can I substitute white beans?

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Old 10-31-2011, 06:58 PM   #12
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What are cranberry beans? Can I substitute white beans?
They are a pink and white bean. Creamy. Phaseolus vulgaris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Scroll about half way down the page. Yes you can use white beans. It is your soup, you can customize it to suit your own preferences.

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Tuscan Vegetable Soup, my way. [B]Tuscan Vegetable Soup[/B] 1lb. dried Cranberry Beans soaked and cooked in 10 cups water with 1 large Bay Leaf, 1/2 t Sage, 1/2 t Thyme, 1 T Parsley and 1 T chopped Garlic, Salt and Pepper to taste. 1 cup medium Onion, 1/2 cup Celery and 1 cup Carrots finely diced. Saute in 1 (or more) T Olive Oil. Add 1/2 t Thyme, 1 t crushed Rosemary, 1t Basil, 1 t chopped Garlic, Salt and Pepper to taste. Combine with the beans and broth and add 1 15 oz. can Salt Free Tomatoes. Simmer, partially covered for until all the vegetables are soft. Add thawed and drained chopped Spinach. Heat through. Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese. [ATTACH]12302[/ATTACH][ATTACH]12302[/ATTACH][ATTACH]12302[/ATTACH] 3 stars 1 reviews
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