Vegetables For A Long Life

--By Upasika Kuo Chin Imbiow

      Beans are delicious, nutritious, filling, economical and high in protein. They make, when combined with a grain such as rice, a complete protein, the thing carnivores are always saying is lacking in the vegetarian diet. Here are some ideas on preparing different kinds of beans:

Aduki Bean Soup
1 cup aduki beans
7 or so cups of water
chopped cabbage
chopped celery (the leaves, too)
chopped parsley
rice flour

Soak beans overnight, bring to boil, then simmer 1 hour. Add sauteed vegetables, cook 1/2 hour more. Meanwhile mix flour and water and salt and form small balls, drop into the soup, cook 1.2 hour more. Add soy sauce at the end of cooking.

Baked Soy Beans
2 cups soy beans
8 cups water
2 celery stalks
2 carrots
any apple
soy sauce
apple juice (optional)

Soak beans overnight, bring to boil, lower flame and cook about 1 hour. Saute celery and carrots about 10 minutes, add to beans, add apple. transfer to a bean pot or a casserole dish. Add the apple juice now if you like, just about 1/2 a cup. Put in the oven, 400 degrees for about 25 minutes, then lower to 225 degrees and bake for as long as possible, the longer the better. Add soy sauce at the end.

Garbanzo Beans in Creme Sauce
1 cup beans
7 cups water
kombu seaweed
whole wheat flour
sesame oil
soy sauce

Soak beans overnight with a piece of kombu seaweed (found at oriental and natural food stores). The seaweed makes the beans cook faster, and come out more tender, and also it is good for you. Bring beans, water, and seaweed (cut in small pieces) to boil, then cook on a low flame for about 2 hours. Strain the beans, saving the water. Brown about 1/2 cup whole wheat flour in 4 tablespoons sesame oil. Let cool, add the bean liquid, make it smooth, cook until it thickens (about 10 minutes), combine with beans. Bake in a casserole dish in a medium oven for about 1 hour.


                       -- The Noble Chin


      Do you want to study English? Vajra Bodhi Sea is the best teacher for those who wish to pursue a self-study course in the English language. Having learned from Vajra Bodhi Sea, you will be able to exchange ideas with knowledge and wisdom with any English speaking people in the world. Why? Vajra Bodhi Sea explicates the fundamental principles of human existence which have always concerned all peoples of the world, and explains the ways to make this existence peaceful.

When professors read Vajra Bodhi Sea,  their students advance quickly and grow wise.
Students who read Vajra Bodhi Sea are always way out front.