My colorful, magical beans

Look ma, these are my magic beans!!


I got these from Safeway upon the recommendation from my son’s daycaregiver.  The beans are labeled “12 beans for soup”.  Don’t they look colorful?


Boiled them in the pot for a while, and then right before serving, I brought the soup to a boil, added sliced tomatoes, 1 red bell pepper (if I were blogging this from Malaysia, I’d say “capsicum”), chopped scallions and some salt to taste.  Then I sprinkled some Italian seasoning.


The result is a colorful-looking soup which we had for dinner last night.  It’s perfectly healthy and it’s great for vegetarians too.  Hubby didn’t really like it though, but I did 🙂

So no…I didn’t check if the beans would grow into a giant beanstalk, but they sure make a splendid soup!  Now I wonder if I can get these from Malaysia…

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5 Responses to My colorful, magical beans

  1. PB says:

    Ooh I’d plant these in a pot and see what happens 🙂 I think I’ve seen it here in some organic shops. Now I feel like trying it even if beans aren’t really my thing 🙂

  2. Rachel says:

    wow..can be a 1 dish meal already…can add some meat too..

  3. sasha says:

    if boil with chicken stock, maybe more syiokalingam. 😛

  4. Adino says:

    The beans remind me of M&Ms or maybe those ingredients from ABC or cendol!

  5. Audrey says:

    Hm I wonder if they’d grow into a beanstalk that leads to the giant’s lair :-)) I did go on a supermarket quest for more variety in my family’s diet, and found beans all over; lentils (mysore, gram, red, green, etc.) which I now add to chicken stock for a hearty soup, canned chickpeas, kidney, cannellini, etc. and loose ones that you could assemble to something similar to what you got there… I agree with a fellow commenter who sez chicken stock makes it tastier; and from trial & error I suggest something tomato-based with beans, unless like lentils, they break up and thicken the soup base…

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