Beans in a Rice Cooker?!

    This is absolutely the best kept secret about beans!  Cooking beans in a rice cooker is faster, easier and more delicious than cooking them in a pan (or getting them from a can).  

    Since beans are one of the 5 foods I can eat right now and cost $1.70 a can I was trying to find a way to lower that cost.   Not to mention the salt, preservatives, and all that metal that needs to be recycled when you consume 3 cans a day!  Dry beans cost about $1.70 per pound dry – or about 3 cans worth!  I tried cooking via the stove and the beans kept turning out dry inside.  This method makes pinto and reds firm on the outside and creamy on the inside.  White and navy get a bit destroyed – and almost tastes like soup! 

    How to Cook them:  

                1. Follow pre-soak directions on the package.

                2. Caution! – some beans give off poisonous gases/substances that can make you sick, if they are not properly pre-soaked (ie. boiled for at least 10minutes).  Red and kidney beans are two examples.  Slow cooking these beans has lead to food poisoning.

                3. Rinse and place in rice cooker, cover with water (less than 1" past the bean level), press cook.

                4. When done, cover again with water and press cook a second time.

                5. Rinse, drain, and eat your perfectly cooked beans.

                6. Tip – I make so many at once that I put some in the freezer.

For Best Results:  

– Use small beans (white, navy, pinto, red, etc.).  

– Adding too much water will cause a lot of excess to spill out of the rice cooker during cooking – that can be a mess.  

– Put a few wash clothes around to catch the excess water your first few trys.  

– I have cooked up to 6 cups of beans in my 8 cup rice cooker.

– I pre-soak overnight in the rice cooker too.


Banana Bread/Muffins

I just found Bob's Red Mill 100% Bean Flour at my local grocery store!  I have not been able to eat a bread-like product for over 3 years.  But I immediately adapted my Banana bread recipe and I'm in heaven!  My kids even like the results, so it must be good to a normal palate as well.  We all like the Carob addition but you can just leave it out if you don't want the chocolate-like flavor.  Give them a try – they are quick to cook – b/c nothing really needs to 'cook'.  And since there are no raw eggs, everyone can eat the batter without fear of getting sick.     The middle part of my 4" round did not get done all the way so it's very thick and rich and decadent – very heavenly.


"Chocolate" Banana Bread/Muffins                                by Amy Buckley

(No wheat, no gluten, no egg, no dairy, no corn, no rice, no soy, no potato, no chocolate, no sugar)

If using Carob and/or Coconut oil, melt them first.

I put the Carob in the applesauce and heat it and then stir it.

Note:  T = Tablespoon   t = teaspoon


1. Cream together the following in mixing bowl:

1/2 Cup Agave 

1/4 Cup Applesauce

1/4 Cup Coconut oil

 4 T Carob Powder 


 2. Add the following and mix all together until smooth:

2 Brown skinned bananas, mashed with a fork & mixed to soup consistency

2 t  Baking Soda

1 t  Vanilla

2 Cups Garbanzo and Fava Bean Flour

1.5 T Chia seeds pre-soaked in 4.5 T Water (egg substitute)

1 t  Ground Cinnamon


Grease pan w/coconut oil (even non-stick pan)

Bake @ 350 F

Makes 24 mini-muffins(pictured):  10 minutes

And one 4" round:  15 minutes

Other sizes I have not tried yet.  They 'cook' fast!


Liver Gallbladder Cleanse

Last night and this morning I'm doing the Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse (I was given this file w/no author but found it was almost verbatum from Hulda Clark's book, The Cure for All Diseases, Pg. 555 – 558, I have added back a couple of items from Hulda Clark's version):  Download Liver-Gallbl Cleanse

I'm working on 'cleaning up' from my systemic yeast infection and other issues. I expected the cleanse to be a lot worse given it's description and instructions.  But I guess after eating the Candida Diet for 2 years, killing parasites for 1.5 years, exercising 3 or more times a week the whole time, doing a 3 week Kidney Cleanse only 14 days ago, and having on average three BMs a day previous to this cleanse – I suppose I might be the 'best case' scenario.  The worst case might be a person that the cleanse absolutely didn't work and he threw-up the whole concoction in the morning.  He was admittedly NOT in the 'great' shape I was previous to his cleanse.

Basically the cleanse cleans out your intestines and opens up your bile ducts via 2 doses of Epsom Salts the night before, then stimulates the bile ducts to release via the Olive Oil right before you go to sleep.  Over night lots (hopefully 100's to 1000's) of your gallstones, liver stones, and cholesterol crystals roll out of your open bile ducts into your intestines.  In the morning you clean our your intestines again with 2 more doses of Epsom Salts.

I would say I got out 100 – 150 stones and LOTS of 'Chaff' – cholesterol crystals.  Now for some further details on my experience:  The first two Epsom Salt drinks I waited for something to happen but it did not.  At 10pm I had a normal BM.  After drinking the olive oil mixture, and laying down perfectly still, I definitely felt the 'rolling marble' effect that Hulda Clark talked about.  I took 6 L-ornithine but still woke up at 2:30am to empty my very full bladder and tried to go back to sleep, felt a little nausea.  At 3am-ish I had a BM (of course mostly liquid now) and was able to sleep after that. (Note that when I've been sick 3 am seems to be when my bowels like to empty, so not making it through the night didn't surprise me).  In the morning there was no rush to go, but I went at 6am.  I drank the Epsom salts at 6am and 9:40am and followed that with the instructions of when and how to start eating.  I had another 6 visits to the bathroom between 7am and 10am.  And then another 7 BMs, from Noon to 9pm.  The next day I didn't have a BM at all – as I'm sure everything was solidifying.  And the 2nd day after the cleanse I got a few stones and some chaff with my normal BMs.  (One other note, as you may expect I was down 3 pounds the morning of the cleanse and that's got back to normal by the 4th day after the cleanse).

Now, 6 days after the cleanse, I would say my BMs are improved but it's still too early to note any other improvements . . . as with all things with your health – you just get to wait and see. 

Candida Diet

The question has come up again "What DO you eat?".  You can find lots of lists of Candida diets on the web and you will start to see repetition of the restricted food items.  One of the most comprehensive lists I found was in the book I HIGHLY recommend, Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch.

My current diet is based on three things:

1. Candida Diet lists  

2. My Bio-resonance Nutritional Reading

3. My type from The Geno Type Diet  by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo  

4. The tingling on the back of my neck and the twitching in my left ear when I ate certain foods.  

If I could find someone who uses the Bio-resonance machine to it's full capacity (as I intend to do in my practice) then #2, 3, & 4 would have been totally unnecessary.  As it stands, if I strictly follow these four food markers there would literally be NOTHING I could eat. While eating nothing could work for a few days I decided it wasn't a good long term plan, especially since I was breast feeding my newborn baby!

So I tried to gets lots of protein (to sustain me and the baby) while taking my carbohydrate count as low as possible, to stop the yeast.