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04-11-2008, 06:12 PM
Does anyone have any recipes for green beans? Can they be eaten raw? Thanks for any help !
04-11-2008, 07:27 PM
I've always eaten green beans raw, since I was a wee one picking them in the garden. If it was my job to clean them for dinner, only half of them made it into the pot!
I don't have any recipes off hand, but I would think marinating them in vinegar and oil maybe with some garlic and onion...that sounds yummy!
04-11-2008, 09:04 PM
now that's just a crazy question! :) of course, they can be eaten raw!! now that summer is rolling around, im dreaming about my usual ritual of eating sun warmed green beans picked fresh out of the garden...
as far as recipes....well....i've marinated em in braggs olive oil and various spices then dehydrated em for a little bit, which softens em right up and they are super yummy that way...
other than that....im not sure of any recipes particularly centered around green beans, but im sure someone around here does :)
Great mixed with carrots grated or chopped into small pieces, radishes and turnips done the same, some snow peas and soaked in apple cider vinegar, sesame oil and a touch of sea salt for a while. :)
04-11-2008, 09:50 PM
mmm know what i'm thinking...
green beans cut into pieces and added to marinated mushrooms!!!
marinate your mushrooms in olive oil and garlic - add garlic salt (if you use this spice blend) let it sit overnight...
next day add some pine nuts and your green beans and EAT! yummmy.
04-12-2008, 10:31 AM
Those are one of the things I take raw in a container to eat in the car when I am going to be out all day. Then I have my food stash. I actually prefer them just raw with nothing added.
04-12-2008, 11:11 AM
ugh! I always hated green beans...until I ate them raw! yum! delicious on their own :D
04-12-2008, 11:20 AM
I break them up and put them into almost every salad I make. Raw. I also just much on them. I wash them as soon as I bring them home and pat them dry and put them into a tupperware container. They stay crunchie a long time.If I don't eat them first. Suzy:D
04-12-2008, 01:37 PM
Reminds me of eating plain, yummy sugar snap peas! I love those things, but I love them drizzled with evoo, salt and pepper! I love them...I've never like green beans.....but now I HAVE TO try them raw!
Thanks for the idea!!
04-12-2008, 01:57 PM
I have 2 big pickle jars with a variety of veggies (carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, zucchini, garlic, etc.) fermening right now. I also have some green beans to add to this mixture. This is the first time I have tried preserving foods this way. Sure hope it turns out okay. They should be ready in about a month.
04-12-2008, 07:11 PM
Thanks everyone! Marinating them and/or then dehydrating sounds yummy and softer. Thanks for the ideas! :)
04-14-2008, 06:40 AM
earth sista - I don't post as often as I would like to because I sometimes worry that someone will think that my post is stupid in some and you just comfirmed that for me... I was not sure if they can be eaten raw only because I have read that white potatoes should not be eaten raw. You never know...
04-15-2008, 06:56 PM
we are all here to learn. Post lots of questions! It's surprising the answers and recipes you might come up with. I feel bad that you don't ask when you really have something you might need. You can do a search on topics; that might answer your question. I don't think anyone meant to hurt your feelings. Come back!
Someone posted before a green bean caserole recipe here it is again
Green Bean Casserole
1 recipe Alissa's Mushroom Soup
1 1/2 lb. fresh green beans
2/3 cup onions, diced
1 teaspoon Bragg Liquid Aminos
1 1/3 cups recipe Alissa's Marinated Onions
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients, accept the recipe Alissa's Marinated Onions which you will sprinkle on top after mixing the other ingredients. Dehydrate for 5-6 hours to allow flavors to intertwine.
IMPORTANT: Feel free to alter the amount of green beans and diced onions as my amounts may be off.
04-17-2008, 06:19 AM
Thanks SuzyQ :)
Jen - I have Alissa's book and never thought to put that together. My gosh that sounds so wonderful. Thanks!
Have a good day everyone!
05-13-2008, 09:21 AM
Can green beans be dehydrated until they are crisp? My mom (not raw) loves the fried green beans from Whole Foods and htought they were the perfect snack to help her get past her potato chip cravings. But besides being fried in poor quality oil, they have added dextrin.
She has cancer and there is simply no room for added sugar in her diet, nor for rancid fat. I was thinking I could brush w olive oil and sprinkle w sea salt or herbamare and dehydrate until crisp. Does this sound feasible?
Thanks in advance for any input!!!
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