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08-24-2007, 02:06 PM
A neighbour has given us fresh green beans from her garden and we tried them once in salad and tried them in vinegar and just hate the taste. So we have given them to our SAD friends.
Is there some way to eat fresh green beans that I don't know about? Or are they just a no no on the raw food diet?
08-24-2007, 02:12 PM
I loooove garden fresh green beans! I slice them thin (long way) and add them to spring rolls! Or cut them in chunks and add them to salads... or just simply dip them in some goddess dressing or hummus and munch on them!! Yumm!!! :D
08-24-2007, 02:29 PM
Aloha! I used to live on the big island of Hawaii for a few years and miss it. Actually my mom is going is going for 6 months in a few weeks and is raw. Can I email you about where to get raw food there as she doesn't have a clue? I think my account is hooked up here so you can send me e-mail (I'll have to see if yours is the same). Thanks for the great ideas. I think our neighbour maybe gave us green beans that were past their picking time because they were very bitter tasting. I'll have to buy some now and try your ideas. Almost bought organic purple ones yesterday at a organic market we sell our SAD baking at. I'll get some for sure next week though. How do you make Spring Rolls, sounds yummy? Do you mean Nori rolls?
08-24-2007, 05:37 PM
I put them in a mixed veg juice, 50% tomatoes and carrots, 50% fermented tomato, carrot, cabbage, cauliflower, green beans, celeriac, onion, red pepper, lemon juice
08-24-2007, 08:04 PM
over the years ive grown over 15 different varietys of beans probably , and my favorite raw eating varietys are #1 by far - DRAGON TONGUE BEAN , its large + flat + yellow with purple streaks and very succulent and tender . another nice feature is ease of spotting on plant for picking , my highest recommended bean . #2- KENTUCKY WONDER POLE BEAN , very good tasting on a very big plant . #3 - ROYAL BURGUNDY (or other purple beans) , initially the purple color made them look distasteful to me but they are very tender and tasty .
the dragon tongue beans are so cool to eat like on a vegi platter because theyre like 6 inches and up to an inch wide , i fill a bowl then when eating my platter just grab a bean when want .
08-24-2007, 10:09 PM
I eat it dipped in guacamole!
08-24-2007, 11:07 PM
Aloha Spiral Girl... here check this out! If you go to the website for GreenChefs - there are some beautiful pictures with this recipe which shows you how they look.... (oh and btw... I usually just buy the spring roll wrappers from the grocery store - I haven't gotten so adventerous yet to make the coconut wrapers - tho they look very delicious and they sound very easy to make! Some day I'll try it ;) :D !! )
Oh -- And you can email me thru my profile.. I would love to meet your mother when she comes on Island!
Vietnamese Spring Rolls with spicy citrus dipping sauce
By Vanessa Sherwood (http://www.somelikeitraw.net/)
Posted on GLiving GreenChefs (http://gliving.tv/greenchefs/thesource/)
If you don’t feel like making the coconut ‘rice’ wrappers, you can either use the lettuce as a wrapper, or just use regular store bought rice wrappers that you’ll find in the Asian section of most grocery stores.
Coconut ‘rice’ Wrappers
1 Cup Young Coconut Meat
1/2 Cup Coconut Water
1/4 Cup Flax Meal (Optional)
Pinch of Salt
Cucumber, thinly sliced
Scallions, thinly sliced lengthwise
Star Fruit, thinly sliced
*** but spiral girl - you can fill them with ANY VEGGIE -- I loove carrots and green beans in mine!)
Nuoc Cham (spicy citrus dipping sauce):
1 1/2 Tablespoon Nama Shoyu
3 Tablespoons Water
1 Serrano Chili, minced
1-2 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 Teaspoons Agave
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
For the Coconut ‘rice’ Wrappers:
In a Vita Mix or high speed blender, blend everything until completely smooth. Now comes the tricky bit. You should be able to make four wrappers on each teflex lined tray of your dehydrator, unless you want to make one huge wrapper on each tray- it’s your choice. Pour out 2-4 tablespoons of the coconut custard and spread out thin with a spoon or spreader/spatula. Dehydrate at 105- 110 degrees until completely dry, 6-12 hours. When they are done, you will be able to peel them off of the teflex sheet.
For the Filling:
There are no rules here. You can put whatever you want in the wrappers.
Fill the coconut wrappers with the veggies. If you are using the coconut wrappers, be warned that they will get soggy quite quickly. It’s best to roll them as you are eating them. If you are using the lettuce as your wrapper, it won’t be an issue.
For the Nuoc Cham (spicy citrus dipping sauce):
Whisk all the ingredients together. This is your dipping sauce.
08-25-2007, 02:33 AM
I just eat them as is. Haricot Verts are the best IMO to eat raw. Never known anyone who doesn't like those raw. The Bluelake kind are more starchy tasting and I can only handle a couple mixed in with other raw veggies.
08-25-2007, 06:10 AM
I love my beans sliced really finely, and tossed in my apple and sesame sauce.
Apple and sesame sauce, 3 servings.
One apple, cored and peeled. Put into blender and add 1/2 teaspoon tahini (fresh wholenut paste), 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon RAW honey. Whizz in blender until smooth.
Pour over the beans, and toss until well distributed. For decoration sprinkle some sesame seeds over the top.
I love making this as the beans are fresh from my garden, garden to stomach in 15 minutes! :D
08-26-2007, 10:28 PM
Thanks so much for the info and the recipes and links. Can't wait to try this out. Never thought of buying the Spring Roll wrappers at the grocery store. Ours here have flour in them, so will try to make them.
I sent you and e-mail, did you get it? :)
I love them raw, but if I eat a lot of them that way, my tongue feels sore.
08-29-2007, 12:04 AM
Thanks everyone for your responses. They all sound great and I'll give green beans another try. Saw some purple ones at a local organic farmer's market and will get those next time. :)
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