If you're using a slow cooker to cook beans, you don’t need to soak them. Also use less water.
Pomegranate seeds will not freeze, so you can store them in the freezer and they will remain fresh.
To have a spreadable butter for your sandwiches, keep the butter in room temperature for 1 Hour, or place it in the microwave oven for 15 to 20 seconds. Times vary depending on the amount of butter you need.