Trivia Tuesday: Are You a Bean Queen?

Become a bean queen overnight with a bowl of water.

Trivia Tuesday’s Bean Queen Questions:

  1. Which of these beans does not require soaking?

a) black beans

b) soy beans

c) chick peas

d) kidney beans

2. Which of these beans has the most protein at a whopping 17 grams per cooked cup?

a) red kidney beans

b) black beans

c) soy beans

d) chick peas

3. One cup of cooked black beans have more fiber than one cup of cooked oats.

a) True

b) False

4. Which of these foods has the fewest grams of fat?

a) 1/2 cup chick peas

b) 1/2 cup cooked black beans

c) 1/2 cup cooked skinless chicken breast

d) 1/2 cup cooked kidney beans

5. Which of these legumes require no soaking and simmer on the stove in just 25 minutes?

a) red lentils

b) fava beans

c) cannellini beans

d) great northern beans

Recipe: Red Lentil “Powerisotto”

Use immersion blender to whiz around for a few seconds. It’s ok to not use immersion blender, but your top secret mission to blend onions, red lentils, garlic will be foiled!


Beans are so cheap! How many foods are this full of fiber, this full of protein, and this low in fat, which cost pennies per serving?

To get comfortable with soaking beans, pick a beautiful bowl and place it near your sink. At night, pull it down and dump a $1 bag of dried beans inside, fill it with water, and wake up to plump protein power, ready to be simmered in about an hour or two, depending on the bean (check label).

You can also pop those swollen babies in the slow cooker/crock pot while you are at work. Change the water, fill with another 2 inches over, and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours.

Beans are so high in protein and fiber, low in fat and cholesterol, and are a near perfect health food.

Ditch the cans a few times, and you will fall in love with the flavor of beans cooked from dried. The flavor difference is incredible. It’s so nice not to have to lug heavy cans of beans home and rinse them for recycling!

What’s your favorite bean recipe?


Beans have a soul.




  1. Juanita Tribo

    Trying to take your bean test brought me right back to high school where all the answers seem right. Oh well, whatcha gonna do.

  2. Ok! Beans I love! But you have stumped me. I fear don’t know enough about soy beans can’t waut to hear correct answers! My guesses:
    1. Kidney beans
    2 soy beans?
    3 True
    4. A

    • Yay! Thank you for taking the time to respond, Melissa. I think the questions were too hard this time. My mom got scared too and never answered. Next time I will make them a little more fun to answer. I just LOVE my beans! I will post the answers on Trivia Tuesday next week. If you are the winner, I promise to do a different trivia question just for you, and you will also have a recipe devoted specially to you. You’ll always be a queen to me.


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