green bean recipe

Will you eat your veggies if they’re with bacon? :D

Bohnen im Speckmantel

Zutaten: 800 g frische Bohnen - 1 Bund Bohnenkraut - 1 Knoblauchzehe - 1 TL Pfeffer, ganz - 2 EL Salz - 1 EL Öl - 8 Scheiben Bacon - 1 EL Butter

Bohnen waschen; die Spitzen abschneiden. Bohnenkraut, Knoblauch, zerdrückte Pfefferkörner und Salz mit Öl kurz anrösten. 2 Liter Wasser zugießen, 10 Min kochen, durchsieben. Diese Brühe aufkochen und Bohnen in 3 Portionen nacheinander sprudelnd garen. Schnell in kaltem Wasser abkühlen, in einem Tuch abtrocknen. Bohnen in Bacon einwickeln. Butter in einer feuerfesten Form erhitzen, Bohnen hineingeben (mit der Specknaht nach unten), und zugedeckt im Ofen bei 180° erhitzen (5-10 Min), dabei einmal wenden. Guten Appetit. 

Grabbed an early dinner with my sister at Whole Foods! I got a gingerberry kombucha and a big salad (garlicky kale, grilled tofu, black beans, corn, Mediterranean chickpea salad, rainbow carrots, green beans, and brown rice)

Dairy Free Deviled Eggs - Hard boil the eggs.  When done, peal off the shell, cut them in half, and scoop out the yolk.  Mix the yolk with hummus, mustard, salt, and pepper.  Scoop back into egg white, and sprinkle with paprika to make it look pretty. :) Can eat hot or cold!

Sauteed Green Beans - Saute in olive oil, and at the end add a little bit of vegan butter and salt.


Microwaveable Green Bean Casserole

I love green bean casserole; it’s my favorite holiday dish. However, I live in a tiny dorm room with only a microwave to cook. I did a little research (and by little, I mean little. I did a google search and it was the first result) and found this amazing recipe. 

Here’s what you’ll need to make it: 

  • 2 cans of green beans 
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup 
  • ¾ cups of milk
  • 6 oz of crispy fried onions
  • Pepper

The total price for all of these ingredients from my local Walmart was $6.32 USD. That made me really happy because, as I mentioned, I’m a broke college kid. 

Here’s how you make it: 

  1. Mix the green beans, mushroom soup, milk, ½ of the onions, and the pepper in a microwave safe dish big enough to hold it (I used one of those big, cheap Pyrex bowls). 
  2. Microwave on high, covered for 4-5 minutes. Stir. Cook covered for 4-5 more minutes. 
  3. Top with the rest of the crispy fried onions. 
  4. Microwave on high for 1-2 more minutes. 
  5. Let it cool off for 3-5 minutes. It’s really hot. 
  6. Enjoy!

This was really easy to make and it was so tasty when I was done. It made enough to last me for a couple of days if I don’t share with my roommate. Whether your oven is full because you’re cooking other stuff for your holiday feast, or you don’t have an oven like me, this recipe is a life saver. Okay, not really, but it is delicious. I hope you like it!