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Written in food: Fresh Green Beans

Ignore the old, very used cookie sheet. lol

Note: I wrote this blog entry for another blog I had a few years ago.

Ok. Let's get honest. I HATE canned green beans. Absolutely can't stand them. For as long as I can remember I avoided green beans every chance I got, and didn't feel bad about it. When I started cooking for my family and doing the shopping, I didn't even buy green beans so that I wouldn't have to make them. But when I started changing my diet after being diagnosed with Diabetes, I decided to get adventurous and try some roasted fresh green beans. Believe it or not, I LOVE them! And it didn't take long for me to come up with  a recipe that I became addicted to! So, let's get adventurous and try something new!


   Fresh green beans, trimmed

   2 cloves of garlic

   kosher salt

   1 lemon

   Extra virgin olive oil



    * Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    * Place the green beans on a cookie sheet in a single layer ( I make enough to fill a        cookie sheet)

    * Drizzle with oil

    * Sprinkle with a pinch or two of Kosher salt (or to taste)

    * Sprinkle with chopped garlic cloves

    * Sprinkle with parm to taste.

    * Drizzle with fresh lemon juice, depending on the amount of juice given 1/2-1 whole lemon or to taste

     * Toss to coat (kitchen tongs work well for this!)

     * Arrange beans so that the beans are still on a single layer

     * Bake in oven for about 15 minutes 

      * Best served warm! 

      * Enjoy! 

Liking fresh green beans was a huge surprise to me! Is there a food/dish you tried and was really surprised to find you really liked? Tell us about it (and share the recipe) in the comments! 

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