It’s Harvest Time!

Green Beans

I know I said in the beginning of the Summer that the farmer’s market is one of my favorite hangouts in the summer. You can’t beat the fresh fruits and veggies at good prices.  Well Summer is coming to an end for some of us and this is the best time to go get those vegetables and store for the winter.  The next couple of weeks you will see some ideas for what to do with those end of the season produce. P.S. I promise that all my ideas are Low-Carb and really tasty!

Here is this week’s suggestion: (My family really likes this one!)

Szechuan Green Beans

Ingredients

2 T oil for stir-frying, or as needed

1 lbs. green beans, cut into 2” pieces, ends removed

2 green onions, white parts only, minced

1/2 t red chili pepper, seeded and minced

1 T garlic, minced

1 T ginger, minced

1 T soy sauce

1/4 t salt, or to taste

Pepper to taste, optional

Directions

  • Heat a large skillet or wok over medium- high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil
  • Add the green beans and stir fry until they start to shrivel or “pucker” and turn brown

(Once tender, remove them from the skillet or wok and drain on paper towels.)

  • Heat another tablespoon of oil in the wok or skillet on high heat. 5 to 7 minutes). Start tasting the green bean to see if they’re tender enough for your liking.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, scallions, and optional chili pepper to the hot oil and stir fry 15 seconds or until aromatic.
  • Add the green beans and the remaining ingredients, mix together for another minute and serve.

Quote for the week: Good Food, Good Life!

Peace….

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