November is American Diabetes Month - a time to come together and raise awareness of this ever-growing epidemic that is facing our nation. And what better time to start thinking about how you can cook healthy and tasty meals, and get moving - to Stop Diabetes®.
Choosing a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important things you can do to manage or prevent diabetes. That’s why, all month long, we are asking America to get cooking to Stop Diabetes.
For additional help on cooking to Stop Diabetes check out American Diabetes Association.
For my cooking efforts this month, I chose a new cook book - Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day by Leanne Brown.
I chose Spicy Green Beans. The recipe makes two servings, but can be easily doubled.
Spicy Green Beans
Yields 2 Servings
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
½ pound green beans, ends trimmed, chopped into bite-size pieces
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sambal oelek (or 2 teaspoons chili flakes)
1 teaspoon ginger, grated
1 teaspoon lemon juice
4. Taste and add more chili sauce or soy sauce if you want the beans hotter or saltier.
Note: Sambal oelek is an Indonesian flavoring paste made from ground bird chilies, salt, oil and vinegar.
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