I'm Starving and We Don't Have Anything to Eat!

This probably happens to all of us now and then. So what do you do? This is one of my go to plans. Everyone is not going to go for this recipe, but I like and maybe, you will, too!

It works because I almost always have canned beans and frozen green beans on hand.  They both last a long time and can be prepared in minutes!  The dish is filling and satisfying and extremely nutritious. Here it is:


Micro Steamed Green Beans and Garbanzos

Serves: One


     2 cups frozen green beans (8 ounces, actually I just fill a big soup bowl)

     ½ cup (or more) canned garbanzo beans, rinsed with hot water (to warm them) and drained

     Drizzle of olive oil

     Coarse salt to taste (a reader suggested I add Garam Masala to vegetables so I got some and tried it today for lunch and it was good, used 1/8 tsp)


     Place all ingredients except the garbanzo beans in a large soup bowl and cover with a silicone lid and microware for 5 minutes.  Remove from microwave, add the garbanzos, and then stir. Be careful because it will be hot. How simple is that!  No, you don’t need to add water. Surprisingly, quite a bit of water accumulates on the bottom.

So if you are starving and you don’t have anything to eat in the house, try this!  Go here for a copy of the recipe on the recipe page.  I would love to hear what you think.