Happy Monday folks. I’ve got a green bean recipe that is totally easy to throw together, and is so flavorful it might just be the star of the show during dinner. I love green beans, and like thinking of all the ways I can cook them.
I believe that over half of your plate should be vegetable based. And the best way to encourage that is to make vegetables delicious. I don’t ever want to hear someone say that vegetables are blah, boring and tasteless. That is not true. You just aren’t cooking them right if that is the case in your life. And you don’t need to cover them in cheese either. Not that there is anything wrong with cheese. But there is something wrong with that fake cheese sauce.
It’s taken me time, and I’m not perfect by any means but I’m against eating anything that isn’t real food. Meat and vegetables are the center of my plate and diet. I don’t eat a lot of grains, and it’s usually rice if I do. You think it’s hard, and it is at first but it gets easier. And cooking makes it easier. You have control over what your cooking, and you can try new flavors and explore different ideas. Cooking is freedom and a gateway to health. If more people cooked real food, I don’t think America would be so unhealthy and obese. Real, nutrient dense food is the answer to better health, improved energy, and happiness.
If I accomplish anything with this blog, I hope it is this: that eating healthy isn’t hard or boring. That I can give you confidence in the kitchen, for those that aren’t confident in cooking. That I can inspire you when you’re bored or burned out in the kitchen and with food. Because it happens. But there is a lot of inspiration out there. And I’m happy to share mine.
Note on the coconut aminos. As you might have noticed, I use that in place of soy sauce on all my recipes on here. I don’t use soy sauce because it isn’t a clean ingredient. Coconut aminos work wonderfully in place of soy sauce and I like it better in taste. There is not a coconut taste to it, so don’t freak out about that. It is also less salty, gluten free, and soy free. If you use soy sauce instead of coconut aminos on any of my recipes, just decrease the salt the recipe calls for and then adjust to taste.
Happy Cooking – Maria
- 1 pound fresh green beans trimmed and washed
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp ground ginger powder
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 1/2 is spicy, 1/4 is mild
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos can sub soy sauce but watch for saltly
- 1 tsp fish sauce i use red boat
pre heat oven to 350 f
Toss the green beans with the liquid ingredients and then with the dry.
once the green beans are coated spread out on a cooking sheet
bake for 25 minutes, serve hot.