Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Beans!

Beans can be beautiful. I have always thought they were boring and kinda gross but here are some cheap ways to flavor up your beans. All recipes serve 1

Lemon beans:

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove - use less or none if you don't like garlic
  • 1 cup of beans
  • salt and pepper.
  • 1 tsp of oil
  1. Place your beans in a bowl and add 1cm of water. Microwave for 2 mins covered.
  2. Meanwhile zest and juice lemon. 
  3. Drain Cooked beans.
  4. Pour 1 tsp of oil over cooked beans along with 1 tsp of lemon juice and 1/2 tsp of zest. Salt and pepper beans. Toss beans and taste. Add more lemon juice/zest if need be. 

Minted green beans:
  • 1-2 tsp of butter
  • 1 cups of beans.
  • a couple of mint leaves.
  • salt and pepper
  • Garlic - 1 clove if you love it. - half if you enjoy it or none if you hate it.
  1. Place beans in bowl and add 1cm of water. Cover and cook on high for 1min in microwave.
  2. Chop garlic and add to peas. 
  3. Return peas to microwave for 1min.
  4. Meanwhile chop mint. 
  5. Drain cooked beans.
  6. Stir the butter, mint and salt and pepper. 

Garlic green beans - Yum!
  • 2-3 garlic cloves (depending on size.)
  • 1 tsp - butter or oil.
  • salt and pepper.

  1. Place beans in bowl and add 1cm of water. Cover and cook on high for 1min in microwave.
  2. Chop garlic and add to peas. 
  3. Return peas to microwave for 1.5min.
  4. Drain cooked beans.
  5. Stir the butter and salt and pepper.