January 6, 2012

National Bean Day

“Beans are neither fruit nor musical.” - Nancy Cartwright

It's National Bean Day!

One of the best skills there is, regardless if you're male or female, young or old, is the ability to cook a delicious meal. People feel indebted to you when you satiate their hunger with something delicious and filling. It wasn't until I became a vegetarian that I learned this.

I also realized that when you make a life change (like with your diet) you have to learn to fend for yourself. No one's gonna do it for you. I don't expect anyone to cater to my needs as an herbivore, and I shouldn't. So, I taught myself how to cook. And one of the very first things I learned to make was chili. And since it's chock full of beans (garbanzo, kidney, and navy... sometimes black and black eyed peas, too), I thought today was the perfect day to eat some.

On fries.

With cheese.

(Sonic the Hedgehog would be proud.)

Happy National Bean Day!