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This is just a simple way to cook up your green beans.  I am sure this is a pretty standard recipe, but it’s a favorite veggie dish in our home.  Tabitha really likes her green beans!

My mom showed me how to make these a couple of years ago.  She uses french green beans which I love but they are more expensive.  She also dices up some onion to saute with the garlic…also very yummy but I tend to skip that step for time’s sake.

Easy Peasy Green Beans


1 lb. green beans

Olive oil

2 or 3 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 onion, finely chopped (optional)

Coarse sea salt


1.  Steam green beans until bright green and tender-crisp, about 8 or so minutes.

2.  Over medium high heat, saute garlic in olive oil for about one minute.  If adding onion, saute the onion in olive oil until transparent and then add garlic and saute until fragrant.

3.  Toss in green beans and saute for a couple of minutes.   Add salt to taste.

I hated green beans as a child.  That was number one on my yuck list.  Now I love them!  Thanks Mom for the recipe!!  🙂

And if you are looking for another yummy and easy green bean recipe, try these Tender Green Beans with Tomato and Basil from Tessa The Domestic Diva.  I love the flavor combo!  Especially the basil.

Shared on Allergy-Friendly Wednesday.

Cucumber Tomato Salad

This here little salad was Plan B.  And as it turned out, it was much better than Plan A would have been.  Don’t you love it when that happens?  When something doesn’t go as planned, but turns out even better for it.  I find that happens a lot in life.  I have something planned but God has something bigger and better planned.  And even though I might be disappointed or I may freak out at first, I am always thankful in the end.  This salad is kind of like that. Continue reading

I really probably do not have time for this, but I am hoping to keep it up.  Ever since I went gluten-free a year ago and then dairy-free shortly there after, I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen.  I have always moderately enjoyed cooking and baking, but now food and nutrition have become a hobby.  And cooking obviously goes right along with that.

Since there are now many foods that I cannot eat, I have enjoyed trying new foods and making new versions of old favorites.  I also love learning about what good foods do for your body and trying to incorporate those foods into our meals.  I plan to use this blog to share yummy recipes and as an outlet for this new hobby of mine.  Hope you enjoy!