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Gingered Green Beans with Almonds

Gingered Green Beans with Almonds

Serves 6 | Prep Time 20 minutes | Cook Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

.88 ounces Eden Sliced Shiitake Mushrooms, soaked 20 minutes in 1 cup hot water

1 Tbsp Eden Toasted Sesame Oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1 1/2 pounds green string beans, stems removed, cut into 2 inch lengths

1/4 cup slivered organic almonds
or chopped pecans

1 1/2 cups water, including shiitake cooking water

2 tsp Eden Shoyu Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger root, squeeze the juice from the ginger using hands, discard pulp

1 heaping Tbsp Eden Kuzu Root Starch, dissolved in 2 Tbsp. cold water

1 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed

Directions

Boil the shiitake slices in their soaking water for about 10 minutes. Drain and reserve the water. Heat oil in a large skillet. Sauté garlic and shiitake for 2 minutes. Add the water and shiitake cooking water, beans and almonds. Cook 5 minutes until the beans are tender. Add shoyu and ginger juice. Slowly add the dissolved kuzu to the skillet, stirring constantly to prevent lumping. When the liquid has thickened (about 1 minute), squeeze lemon juice over and serve.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 101 calories, 5g fat (40% calories from fat), 4g protein, 12g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, 0mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium