I love cooked beans and went from several times a month down to almost zero partially because of the guidelines (even thought we rarely ate beans more than three or four times a week during the winter) and because a few beans that I used often were relegated to the avoid pile. So, I guess I went on a pout and just didn't cook them up anymore.
Well, tonight we are having northern bean soup with soup bones, carrots, onons, turnip slices and greens, and a little leftover rice. It is beginning to smell really good in the kitchen. We've had a very cool summer with temperatures rarely going above average. Today it has been in the 50's and a great day to make a bean soup. Guess I'm over my pout.
Thanks to everybody for all your help. I'm feeling better about the future!