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Quinoa..now feel ill..

My husband used to get bad stomach pains and a headache whenever he ate quinoa. He never had this kind of reaction to any other food. He stopped eating it, obviously. Then, just over a year ago, he cut gluten, processed foods and sugars, as well as dairy (for the most part) out of his diet. After a few months of feeling great and losing weight, he tried quinoa again. Now he can eat it, no problems at all.

Jan 07, 2013
Blue3 in General Topics

Pressure-cooked chickpeas left in pot for hours

Thanks for all the thoughtful replies! I decided to be extra-cautious and re-pressure cook them for a bit. I'm using them for hummus, and I prefer them almost mushy for that purpose anyway. I'm sure I've eaten much riskier foods in my life (salad bars, delis, and picnics come to mind), but when preparing it myself, I am much more nervous!

Apr 19, 2012
Blue3 in Home Cooking

Pressure-cooked chickpeas left in pot for hours

I cooked some chickpeas in the pressure cooker and let the pressure come down naturally. But, it had just come down when I needed to leave the house quickly and didn't want to put something so warm in the fridge. (I don't know why I didn't think of just rinsing them in cool water... I was in a rush!) Anyway, I thought I'd be back in 2 hours, but I got sidetracked and the beans sat in the (unopened) pressure cooker for 5 or 6 hours. I rinsed and refrigerated them, but I'm wondering if there is any risk that something bad happened to them in that time. Any insight would be appreciated!

Apr 18, 2012
Blue3 in Home Cooking