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One-Liner Wednesday: Give the Boy Beans



Being almost vegetarian, beans are a big part of my diet. Yet I am cautious as the amount of beans I will eat in one sitting. You can imagine why. If there are a lot of  beans in my minestrone soup, I give some to my husband. He is not cautious about beans at all.

“Give the boy beans they said;  it’ll be alright.”

That’s what my husband David always says when we talk about beans or I give him some of mine. I figured it was something he heard from his grandpa Malcolm. But when I asked David about it, he said he made it up himself more recently in response Mr. Willie, the cook at the Mission where David worked and still volunteers. They joke a lot about food among other things.

I like the part about “It’ll be alright,” which in the big picture is usually the case.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

22 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday: Give the Boy Beans

  1. My diet consists of a wide variety of beans: black beans, pinto beans, red kidney beans, black eye peas, and a 15-bean mixture for soups. All are cooked from their natural state. I don’t eat canned baked beans and avoid canned foods in general as they come with lots of added salt or sugar.

    • I think black beans are my favorite, though I also like cannellinis. Beans and nuts are my main sources of protein. I agree about the natural state beans being better than canned. You can make them as firm or soft as you want them.

  2. Love beans of any sort, but your are right we need to be mindful of the ‘Side effect’ lol.. We grow green beans, kidney beans broad beans.. and buy baked beans lol.. And love to add beans in winter stews..
    Have a great Wednesday JoAnna ❤

  3. Just be careful of any open flame…

  4. I’m “almost” a vegetarian as well. I still eat fish and eggs, and some cheese and yogurt, the cheese and yogurt bother me most, because I’m terribly affected in my heart about the way milk is obtained, which is what started my change 2 years ago, could be 3, unsure I’ll have to check. Never starting out or ever considering to be a vegetarian, just stopping meat, I had no idea what to eat, still don’t at times, because to me, growing up as I did, cooking means meat and potatoes, chicken and potatoes, lots of pasta and sausage, turkey dinners, or nothing at all. There’s been a huge drop in my nutrition since changing this part of my life, I just can’t seem to adapt, or adopt, any other way of thinking with regard to cooking or prepping, so I’ve turned to far too much microwavable food which is filled with yucky stuff. Yet, give me a recipe that isn’t any of the above mentioned, and I’m like okay, I’ll get to that another day. LOL No idea why I can only seem to cook what it is I grew up eating and cooking, especially since I will not buy, cook or eat it anymore, but I’m hoping to change that sometime soon (it’s on the list). I do eat a lot of fruit now. Okay, well this is far larger than a one line Wednesday lol – so I’ll end on this note.

    I LOVE Vegetarian Baked Beans …. MmM MmM Good. 😊💖

    • I still eat fish occasionally, except during lent. Somehow I’ve gotten to be almost vegan during lent. Maybe because I know it’s just 40 days. That has helped me almost give up dairy. I only buy almond milk and “humane certified” cheese once a year for my Christmas lasagna. Going to vegan pot luck events in the community has helped, but I always eat too much when I go to those. One thing I like in the summer is avocado and tomato sandwiches. Also, I’ve been making smoothies with almond milk, bananas and peanut butter. I bet you’ll get to enjoy experimenting with new foods. Fruit is good. Fruit is like nature’s candy. 🙂 ❤

      • I LOVE Diamond Breeze Almond Milk, but only in the container (sadly, bc of the plastic). I find I can taste the cardboard when it’s not in the plastic container. It took me months of staring at the milk section ans asking people before deciding which milk I’d like most and Diamond Breeze sweetened was the big winner. I LOVE banana and peanut butter sandwiches and tomato and avocado sounds delish. I think I’ve been overdosing on Mango all summer, and lots of fruit bowls (fresh). I’ve also been eating a lot of thinThink (or ThinkThin?) protein bars, 20 grams of protein and the lemon delight and chocolate fudge taste just like cake, GMO free, low sugar. Yogurt and cheese is where I’m having the biggest problem. Eggs are seldom, fish as well, though I do eat both, but rarely — cheese and yogurt; however, are a bigggggg part of my daily intake and it rips my heart out each time I eat it, but I don’t know what else to replace it with that I actually like. I tried almond milk and coconut milk yogurt and it was yucky. I don’t know anyone else near or around me who doesn’t eat meat, so pot lucks aren’t an option for me (yet – never say never right? 🙂 ) That sounds lovely, I’m happy you have them to enjoy.

  5. Your post reminded me of the scene from the old Mel Brooks movie “Blazing Saddles” where the cowboys are sitting around the campfire eating beans. then the sounds of bodily functions begin. Yes, it’s that kind of humor! 🙂

  6. “It’ll be all right” covers a wide range of situations. It’s also what I tell myself right before I get into trouble by eating an enormous bowl of ice cream! Bwahahaha!!

  7. I tried hard to match this story

  8. LOL – beans the veggie that keeps on a giving it’s all.

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