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In the laboratory of the body with Lab Lab

Lab Lab (Lablab purpureus) - often known as Hyacinth Bean or Dolichos bean - is regarded as poisonous in the USA, yet widely eaten in tropical places: India, Africa (where it comes from) and Asia.

While I did plant a few of the highly decorative, vigorous climbers primarily for beauty, I decided to cross the line of white people taboo food fetishes.

Using young lablab pods, I made a north Indian cuisine inspired, fragrant coconut milk curry yesterday.

Served over quinoa and brown rice. Delicious!

Bonus: the hacienda smells like India from the spices. Yes, the pods turn green, do not retain that beautiful purple, when cooked.

No ill effects that I can detect.

Viva la vida!

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