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Food and beans

Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear. (Aesop)

Hunger makes hard beans sweet. (John Heywood)

We will need those things that we rarely eat and which initially fill us up; some good fat beans, with some pâté in a pot well garnished with chestnuts. (Molière)

— And then what kind of lunch they give us! Beans, beans and beans. Porridge, porridge and porridge! Or jelly… What could be more disgusting than jelly? (Lidia Charskaya)

I was eating beans by candle light for a decade. (Eric Andre)

A little sauce, beans and basil,
sheep’s cheese, a dusty bottle of wine. (Junna Moritz)

Beans are highly nutritious and satisfying, they can also be delicious if and when properly prepared, and they posses over all vegetables the great advantage of being just as good, if not better, when kept waiting, an advantage in the case of people whose disposition or occupation makes it difficult for them to be punctual at mealtime. (Andre Simon)

Health and beans

Anyone who wants to do something truly useful for their health should consume lots of legumes, especially if they suffer from diabetes. (Jean Carper)

The diet, to be healthy, has to be mostly fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds. (Joel Fuhrman)

The more rice, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and beans we eat, the trimmer, more energetic, and healthier we become. (John A. McDougall)

Legumes are also seeds as are walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, etc.: all rich in vitamin E, flavonoids, growth factors and «good» fats. If taken every day, without exaggerating, they represent an elixir of youth. (Mario Pappagallo)

Those who regularly eat legumes have an average cholesterol level that is 7% lower than those who do not include them in their diet. So, eat all kinds of them: boil them, enjoy hummus (prepared with chickpeas), prepare pea and lentil soups, give free rein to your imagination. And if legumes give you a bit of bloating, don’t overdo it and cook them until they are soft. This is only a temporary problem. (Neal Barnard)

People and beans

When your down on your luck and you’ve lost all your dreams theres nothing like a campfire and a can of beans. (Tom Waits)

Completely dried up, They’ve become beans. (Santoka Taneda)

A special pie was eaten, in which one bean or pea was buried. A member of the family who happened to get a bean or a pea was ceremonially proclaimed the bean or pea king. But if the finder was a woman, the bean or pea queen led the party. The bean found represented the time of germination and a blessing for the gifts of the new year. (Marju Kõivupuu)

How unique are the beans!
You really want to
wrap yourself around the pole to the right, towards the shady side.
It would be in vain to try to
get her to change her mind.
Isn’t it the same with us people? (Wilhelm Busch)

Gardening and beans

These eight buttons were planted on him in the same way as women plant beans; one to the right, the other to the left. (Nikolai Gogol)

On black patches of land crowds of men were sowing lupines, beans, and barley. (Bolesław Prus)

I grow vegetables — I’m a vegetarian; I’ve got strawberries, artichokes, leeks, broad beans. (Anita Pallenberg)

The most she knew about gardens was the Bakers’ own backyard, which contained one large mulberry tree and a rosebush, plus the window boxes where her mother grew runner beans. (Diana Wynne Jones)

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Diet and beans

Most people think if you are vegan you eat just green stuff, you just eat salad and lettuce and veggies the whole day… I’m eating beans, legumes, lentils and peas and rice and potatoes and a lot of things that have calories to give me the energy to do what I do. (Patrik Baboumian)

I have no truck with lettuce, cabbage, and similar chlorophyll. Any dietitian will tell you that a running foot of apple strudel contains four times the vitamins of a bushel of beans. (S.J. Perelman)

The calories in chocolate don’t count because chocolate comes from the cocoa bean, and everyone knows that beans are good for you. (Jill Shalvis)

Gardeners and beans

I came to love my rows, my beans, though so many more than I wanted. They attached me to the earth, and so I got strength like Antaeus. (Henry David Thoreau)

Corn and bean people, I’m afraid, have extremely specialized minds. (Wendell Berry)

I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green. (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

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Vegetable garden and beans

The melon bells shone in a row on their narrow bed; artichokes, beans, spinach, carrots and tomatoes alternated up to an asparagus plant, which looked like a little wood of feathers. (Gustave Flaubert)

Our vegetable garden is coming along well, with radishes and beans up, and we are less worried about revolution that we used to be. (E.B. White)

Can the garden afford anything more delightful to view than those forests of asparagus, artichokes, lettuce, peas, beans, and other legumes and sedulous plants so different in color and of such various shapes. (Stephen Switzer)

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Poets and beans

You, by the will of fate,
kept writing sonnets.
I cooked beans
for the young poet. (Marina Tsvetaeva)

My Fritz now lives in the homeland of ham,
In the fairy side, where beans flourish,
Where hot pumpernickels are delicious,
Where the spirit of the poet is frail and where poetry is lame. (Heinrich Heine)

Rain and beans

The gentle rain which waters my beans and keeps me in the house today is not drear and melancholy, but good for me too. Though it prevents my hoeing them, it is of far more worth than my hoeing. (Henry David Thoreau)

«Give us Rain, Rain,» — said the bean and the pea. «Not so much sun, not so much sun.» But the Sun smiles bravely and encouragingly, and no rain falls and no waters run. (Robert Graves)

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Peas and beans

Dried peas and beans, being rather on the dull side, much like dull people respond readily to the right contacts. (Irma S. Rombauer)

— Peas and beans are also bliss! one of the rabbits recalled, with such anxiety in his voice, as if, if he did not remind him of this in time, such fine delicacies would go out of use by rabbits. (Fazil Iskander)

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Bloating and beans

Don’t eat beans before the game. (Bill Wall)

It is interesting to underline that some traditional recipes include the use, alongside legumes, of onion, cumin, myrtle and thyme, useful for facilitating digestion and moderating intestinal fermentation. (Mario Pappagallo)

Rice and beans

The American dream is a crock. Stop wanting everything. Everyone should wear jeans and have three T-shirts, eat rice and beans. (Bill Hicks)

I do quite like rice and beans weirdly, I don’t know how or why. For me I always eat my beans first one by one and then savour the rice because it is bloody fantastic. (Georgia Toffolo)

Attitude to beans

I was determined to know beans. (Henry David Thoreau)

Beans are a real go-to for me. (Joe Bastianich)


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