It’s a simple thing, but….do you know how to soak dried beans?
Just put them in a bowl and cover them with 3-4 times as much water, by volume.
So long as you rinse them first, you can go ahead and use that soaking liquid for cooking. It’s best to let them soak for at least 3-4 hours.
Then just put them in a pot, cover them with about twice as much water by volume, add aromatics such as bay, garlic, onion, carrot, celery, chili pod… Gently simmer until they’re tender, adding a bit more water if necessary. Salt them only when they are done, allowing them to cool in the salted liquid.
And I think they look like my cat, Daisy.
Oh, dear. It looks like I may have caught her in the middle of something. Carry on. Chop chop.
…And by the way, that’s Peru in the foreground pretending she’s unaware of the inappropriate behavior taking place behind her. Prude!