Easy Green Beans

Photo Credit: Emma Discovery

I find beans somewhat difficult to chew. They have never been a massive staple in my diet for the aforementioned reason. In fact – when I
used to work at the Organic Grocery Store, I remember frequently cringing at the amount of times people would sneakily tuck into the green beans- raw, relishing each and every crunchy morsel.

Me?

I would stare aghast (not at the blatant stealing…I was well over the intricacies of public behavior and knew that there were much bigger fish to fry than a few stray green beans consumed hastily under covert mouths) at peoples ability to actually sink their teeth into what I deemed to be a profoundly raw and unpalatable vegetable.

Yes – my Mum’s ability to synthesize her vegetables into one glorious mushy texture clearly damaged my ability to appreciate the finer side of raw vegetables.

Hence- beans in my diet- are often relegated to one off purchases- when they are in season and going for a few dollars a bag – rather than $20 a kilo…which I have noted on several occasions at some stores!

Given my innate desire to gravitate towards shiny ‘reduced’ price tags – I found myself, on my last shopping expedition- armed with 4 large bags of green beans. Why? God knows…I had never managed to make these dam vegetables palatable.

So- knowing how much I love roasted veggies- I decided to preheat the oven and get these guys baked. 😉

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Ingredients

  1. 500g (or more) of Beans
  2. 1 tbs Macadamia Oil or melted coconut oil
  3. 1 tsp of Sesame Oil
  4. 1 tbs of grated ginger fresh or organic jarred
  5. Pinch of Celtic Salt
  6. Good lug of Vinegar of choice (I used red wine but you can use any vinegar you have on hand)
  7. One large ziplock bag.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius
  2. Top and tail your beans and place them in a ziplock bag
  3. Add all your ingredients to the bag- seal- and shake! (Kind of like shake and bake potatoes only with 100% transparency about the ingredients you are using..nothing like a bit of MSG at night to blunt your taste-buds and tell you to eat more)
  4. Once beans are covered with the mixture, empty them onto a lined baking tray and pop them in the oven.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until you give them a little taste test and have decided they are the perfect texture for you!

Note: Try this flavour combo out on anything you feel like throwing in the oven…broccoli and cauliflower would be awesome…as would a ginger Kale chip of sorts too!

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