"There's nothing like Fresh!"

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Home Stager with Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging

"There's nothing like Fresh!"

There is nothing like fresh fruits and veggies from the garden.  This year we decided to grow Lima Beans... they have always been a favorite of mine.  I've never had them fresh from the garden before so it was a treat to pick them myself and cook them up. Lima Beans are great anyway you fix them...   in Salads, Soups, Casseroles or just as a side dish.

After I removed the Lima Beans from the pods I rinsed them and put them on to cook.  I took the empty pods and put them into our compost pile so their was no waste.

I decided that I didn't want to wait while they soaked over night so I put them into a pot and brought them to a boil, then I covered them and turned off the heat and let them soak for an hour and then drained the Lima Beans.  At this point they were ready to eat or I could add them to a soup or casserole.  I was surprised how creamy they were when I tried them...  a lot different from buying them frozen... for sure.

You can add just about anything you have fresh from your garden to the Lima Beans...  celery, onions, carrots and garlic are always great choices.  A little thyme, bay leaves, parsley, salt, pepper and maybe a pinch of Cajun if you like it zesty!  You can also add meat if you like...  I know a lot of people cook Lima Beans with pork...  bacon or a ham bone.  It's fun to experiment and see what you can come up with too. 

Are Lima Beans a part of your diet?  If so, how do you prepare them?  I know that they are really good for you so if you haven't tried them yet I recommend you do. 

 

Footnote:This is a part of my eating healthier diet (Healthy Lifestyle).  More Fiber...  no or very little Cholesterol,  low-fat,  and very little sugar.  Drinking plenty of water and walking three to four times per week.

 

Update:  Weight loss...  23lbs

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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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Sounds yummy the way you describe your garden fresh lima beans. And Whoo Hoo! Congratulations on that weight loss. You go, girl! You have motivated me...tomorrow is Monday...good day to remember some of your suggestions. Pretty picture of the bridge.

Apr 28, 2013 11:49 AM #1
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Linda- I love lima beans but never tried to grow them.  I use the "quick" method too when I'm making read beans and rice. 

Apr 28, 2013 11:51 AM #2
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Linda, I like limas but someone told me they were loaded in carbs so I try to refrain.

Apr 28, 2013 11:54 AM #3
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Are you aleady getting veggies??  I need to plant mine soon......as soon as I can find the time!   I think I will try them!

Apr 28, 2013 12:25 PM #4
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Roger D. Mucci
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Excellent!  Thanks for sharing your gardening tips with us and these beautiful photos of what you've grown.

Featured in the group "Take It Off In The Rain"

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Apr 29, 2013 01:56 AM #5
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Hi Linda, my husband loves lima beans and I will try to find them at the farmer's market this Saturday.

Apr 30, 2013 01:40 AM #6
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Linda D. Pufford
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Jane,  Lima beans are really yummy...  especially out of the garden!  I couldn't believe how creamy and buttery tasting they were...  didn't need to add any butter to them!!!

Apr 30, 2013 01:41 AM #7
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Kathy,  I'll have to post a picture of the Lima Bean plant...  they are really pretty and grow a lot taller then I thought they would.  Thanks for commenting Kathy!

Apr 30, 2013 02:22 AM #8
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Debbie,  I had always heard they were a very good source of fiber...  but I'll look it up thanks...  and thanks for commenting.

Apr 30, 2013 02:49 AM #9
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Kim,  Veggies are definitely popping up... both my neighbors on each side of my house have vegetable gardens that produce some really awesome tasting stuff.  I try and put my little bit in just to keep up with them.  They bring so much over to my house for me that I would just like to a least give them a bit in return.  Of course coming up with not only something new that they don't grow...  and something that tastes as awesome as what they bring over is quite a challenge. 

Hence... Lima Beans!  This years new garden splendor for me!!! LOL

Apr 30, 2013 03:00 AM #10
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Thanks Roger!  How awesome to be Featured in the group "Take it off in the Rain!" 

Apr 30, 2013 03:03 AM #11
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Rebecca!  I've always loved Lima Beans too!  Thanks to Debbie (comment #3) I looked them up on the Internet and found out some really interesting stuff about them...  that I will post on my next comment.  Thanks for stopping by...  always good to see you my friend!!!

Apr 30, 2013 03:06 AM #12
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Linda D. Pufford
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I found out some interesting stuff about Lima Beans and thought I would share it with you!  Thanks Debbie!

Legumes (like Lima Beans), have a high carb count but a much lower "Net Carb" or "Digestible carb" content.  They contain several Vitamins and minerals.  They are a good source of dietary fiber, which has a number of health benefits.  For example, fiber helps protect against digestive disorders and disease.  According to at least one clinical diet study, and eating plan rich in beans can help patients with either type 2 or type 1 diabetes to reduce their daily insulin intake, healthy low carb diets typically recommend beans in later phases of the diet plan.

Due to their high soluble fiber content (inc. gums, beta glucans, pectin), legumes are digested very slowly, are thus low on the glycemic index, and help maintain stable blood glucose levels and healthier glucose metabolism.  Eating more beans helps to reduce the effect of high glycemic index foods by lowing the glycemic value of meals.

Thanks again to Debbie Reynolds (comment #3) for her comment that lead me to this search!

Apr 30, 2013 03:35 AM #13
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My problem is that I like lima beans with bacon and onions....uh oh.

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