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Posted by: san j, Monday, July 23, 2012, 7:26pm
Hey there Bs.

Do you like beans?
How often do you eat them?
Which ones do you like and/or eat most?
Any special way you like to prepare them?

Though a protein source, I consider them primarily a starch and would rather eat other starches. And, since I get so much protein, happily, from meat/fish/cheese/nuts, I don't really "require" beans in that way.

Discuss from any angle you like.  :)
Posted by: passionprincess, Monday, July 23, 2012, 7:34pm; Reply: 1
The only beans I ever liked were peas, if they count... and edamame salted soybeans. I never liked any other type of beans ever since I was a child. I would eat Korean latkes which are made with a type of mung beans only because it is highly flavored and does not taste like beans. Mexican beans, if flavored enough, is good. Otherwise, YUCK!
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, July 23, 2012, 7:50pm; Reply: 2
My favorite is navy beans and I usually cook them with a little turkey and cumin and beer and cayenne ect. I also make split pea soup.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, July 23, 2012, 7:55pm; Reply: 3
My son really enjoys kidney beans. I heat them up with some cooked rice (white or brown) and some soft cheese (chevre and/or cream cheese) so that the cheese becomes a sauce. It's an inexpensive, filling lunch that packs well in a thermos for school.

He also likes to dip carrots into hummus, but he didn't like my homemade white bean hummus and he's really not supposed to have chickpeas.
Posted by: san j, Monday, July 23, 2012, 7:58pm; Reply: 4
It's not that I don't like beans, because I do. I occasionally eat bean soups, for instance, and, yes, I like peas.

But I just don't find myself breakin' out the navies, great northerns, kidneys or limas.

We ate lima beans a great deal in my childhood, and I did and still do like them. But I could count on one hand how often I've had lima beans during the past decade.

gcg: Your favorite navy bean recipes would be welcome.  ;)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, July 23, 2012, 8:26pm; Reply: 5
I eat lots of green peas and french green beans.
I grow lots of them myself both green, yellow and purple beans as well as both regula peas and mange tout peas.

I really like the big white butterbeans
"The term "butter bean" is widely utilized for a large, flat and yellow/white variety of lima bean (P. lunatus var. macrocarpus, or P. limensi" - is it the same as you call lima ?

I eat them as hummous and in lebanese dishes.

I don´t use kidney beans that much- they are ok but a bit too rustic for me.
I grow some pretty borlotti beans and eat them in winter time.

I guess I eat some kind of beans 1-2 a week- more often when I am broke.
Good olie oil, or stock at lots of herbs is the key for me ;D

I guess you can se I am a former vegetarian ;)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, July 23, 2012, 9:25pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from san j
It's not that I don't like beans, because I do. I occasionally eat bean soups, for instance, and, yes, I like peas.

But I just don't find myself breakin' out the navies, great northerns, kidneys or limas.

We ate lima beans a great deal in my childhood, and I did and still do like them. But I could count on one hand how often I've had lima beans during the past decade.

gcg: Your favorite navy bean recipes would be welcome.  ;)


That is something where I truly don't use a recipe SanJ. My original came from Moros y Christos or a black bean and rice soup with cumin and onions and no meat. I used navy beans instead because I liked them.  I also tried an old chili trick of replacing some of the liquid with beer then latter I would add some turkey necks or other pieces. Various spices like red or black pepper might make their way in. Like I said it is somewhat different everytime. Split peas soup allways had left over turkey, carrots, celery, onions green split peas and usually curry powder(the pre mixed spices not just the curry leaf).

I learned to make soup from my mom and grandmothers. Soup was made of  what was available. Tasting replaced recipes.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, July 23, 2012, 9:26pm; Reply: 7
BTW I absolutely loath limas or butterbeans . Handy since they are avoids for Nomads.
Posted by: san j, Monday, July 23, 2012, 10:02pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from Henriette Bsec
I eat lots of green peas and french green beans.
I grow lots of them myself both green, yellow and purple beans as well as both regula peas and mange tout peas.

I really like the big white butterbeans
"The term "butter bean" is widely utilized for a large, flat and yellow/white variety of lima bean (P. lunatus var. macrocarpus, or P. limensi" - is it the same as you call lima ?

I eat them as hummous and in lebanese dishes.

I don´t use kidney beans that much- they are ok but a bit too rustic for me.
I grow some pretty borlotti beans and eat them in winter time.

I guess I eat some kind of beans 1-2 a week- more often when I am broke.
Good olie oil, or stock at lots of herbs is the key for me ;D

I guess you can se I am a former vegetarian ;)


I was macrobiotic, back in the 1980s. I used beans a great deal. As a chef I prepared them quite a bit, too, having a nice-sized vegetarian patronage and some macro private clients. But since then - I don't know - too much advance planning for a food group I don't really crave, you know?

Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 8:23am; Reply: 9
Yes :)

I have had my share of lentils and brown rie ::) not to mention weird soya drinks and oils that made me sick.

Btw It is interesting I´ve got butter beans as neutral in my swami. ::)
and peas and green beans as diamonds  ;D
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 7:02pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from Henriette Bsec
Yes :)

I have had my share of lentils and brown rie ::) not to mention weird soya drinks and oils that made me sick.

Btw It is interesting I´ve got butter beans as neutral in my swami. ::)
and peas and green beans as diamonds  ;D


I do eat my share of green beans. I generally group them with "vegetables" rather than "beans"/protein-starches, however, as the actual "bean" part of them is eclipsed by the pod.  ;)

Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 7:23pm; Reply: 11
So do I  ;)
-I get some what confused when I see them grouped with lentils etc...
Posted by: TJ, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 4:26am; Reply: 12
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
BTW I absolutely loath limas or butterbeans . Handy since they are avoids for Nomads.
Ditto. I like kidney beans and navy beans, but I rarely eat any beans except green/string beans and peas. Most just don't sit right with me. It's hard to explain. However, Costco has been selling 2 lb. bags of sugar snap peas lately and I've been eating those like potato chips!(drool)
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 4:34am; Reply: 13
Maybe if fresh, natural, bean dips were available already prepared, from OUR BENNY beans, instead of just from garbanzos: Navy Bean hummus with hot peppers or a touch of cayenne or basil, you know? Something I don't have to make myself, but to occasionally snack on or just use, an ounce-at-a-time, as a spread -- that'd be my Bean du Jour from time to time. But not something to Menu-Plan, if you get my meaning.

It seems more than a couple of us use peas and green beans for their freshness, greenness, and relative rapidity of preparation.
Posted by: laroquea, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 2:45pm; Reply: 14
I'm just now getting back on the bandwagon, determined to live according to my blood type.

My son is also a B and he loves beans.  I usually make a pot of pinto beans and keep those for emergency nights when I don't feel like cooking or he wants a snack.  I cannot find pinto beans on the food list, so not sure if they are ok.

As far as how I make them, I usually have some meat stock left over and frozen and add some chopped turkey sausage and spices: black and white pepper, which apparently we're to avoid, purple salt or sea salt, paprika, and garlic.  

Another concern is we eat Edamame like popcorn and it's on the avoid list!  I nuke a bag and we can sit around popping the beans out while watching a movie.  So, I was really upset to see this as an avoid food for us.

I see people here though are eating beans that are on the avoid list, like hummus.  Another of my favorite foods, but it says no chickpeas/garbanzo beans, I thought.  
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 3:56pm; Reply: 15
Here is pinto
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?312

I just make hummous with white beans- that taste fine to me. ;D
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 4:59pm; Reply: 16
I'm just now getting back on the bandwagon, determined to live according to my blood type.
A very good decision laroquea and welcome home!

My son is also a B and he loves beans.  I usually make a pot of pinto beans and keep those for emergency nights when I don't feel like cooking or he wants a snack.  I cannot find pinto beans on the food list, so not sure if they are ok.

I was raised on pinto beans and loved them, but alas, they are not for us B's.

Another concern is we eat Edamame like popcorn and it's on the avoid list!  I nuke a bag and we can sit around popping the beans out while watching a movie.  So, I was really upset to see this as an avoid food for us.

According to LR4YT, fresh soybeans are Neutral for type B Secretors, Avoid for Non-Secretors.

I see people here though are eating beans that are on the avoid list, like hummus.

It's a personal choice.  I don't eat avoids.

p.s.  I was having problems with the "quote" feature this morning.  The bold type is my words, responding to laroquea's post #14.
Posted by: JJR, Friday, July 27, 2012, 4:09pm; Reply: 17
I love lots of beans.  But I've had ups and downs with them as far as digestion goes.  They don't always digest very well.  Plus, like you said, they are very starchy and I get blood sugar crashes if I rely on them as a protein. They'd probably be best as just a small addition to a meal for me.  But I haven't tried that theory yet.

I've avoided them for a good while now.  I eat my vegetable protein quota with nuts.  

I know I'm not a B, but I'm half a B.  ehhhehehehehe
Posted by: laroquea, Friday, July 27, 2012, 6:41pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Henriette Bsec
Here is pinto
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?312

I just make hummous with white beans- that taste fine to me. ;D



That is great news!!  Time to buy a food processor I suppose.  ;D

Thank you for the information.  
Posted by: laroquea, Friday, July 27, 2012, 6:43pm; Reply: 19
[quote=569]I'm just now getting back on the bandwagon, determined to live according to my blood type.

According to LR4YT, fresh soybeans are Neutral for type B Secretors, Avoid for Non-Secretors.

Thanks for all the good information Victoria!  :)  Now I need to find out if we're secretors or non-secretors.  

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