Monday, October 29, 2012

Incredible Green Beans

So, the other night...last week...we had the most delicious dinner. And what did we have for dinner? Green beans and bread. Yep. That's about it. There may have been some dessert bread thrown in there at the end for good measure, but I didn't have much because I didn't have any more room in me to spare, I was so full.

And why was I so full on green beans and bread? Because these were the green beans we had:


The recipe comes from here originally (at least as far back as we go), but here it is:

Oriental Green Beans

Fresh green beans with a taste of soy sauce and garlic.


  • 1 tbsp sesame oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 1/2 lbs green beans, fresh, trimmed
  • 6 cloves garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 serving 1 packet sugar substitute (splenda) (we used a little bit of regular sugar instead)


  1. In a large pot of rapidly boiling water, cook green beans until just tender, 4-5 minutes.
  2. While beans are cooking, in a small bowl, combine soy sauce, oil and sugar substitute and set aside.
  3. Drain beans and set aside.
  4. Spray wok or 10" skillet with nonstick cooking spray; place over medium-high heat. add garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until softened, 20-30 seconds. Add green beans; cook, stirring and turning constantly, until well coated, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add soy sauce mixture; continue to stir and turn until most of the liquid is absorbed, 1-2 minutes.

And as a side note having nothing to do with green beans, Thor has been slowly exploring the outdoors without a leash! The other morning we left the front door slightly agar and he came and went (not very far) several times. :)

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