Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Beans - The Magical Fruit!

I found a recipe for Tuscan-style beans in a book at the library a couple of days ago and made it last night after tweaking it a little to fit us. Beans are gluten-free and chock full of vitamins and minerals - and loaded with fiber and protein. Give this a try. I loved it.

Tuscan-Style Beans

4 cloves garlic, crushed
6 Tbsp. oil (olive oil is best but use what you have)
1 quart of canned tomatoes, drained
4 leaves of dried sage, crushed
salt and pepper
2 15 oz. cans white kidney beans or great northern beans (substitute your own dried beans, cooked and use 2 1/4 cups of them for better nutrition and value)

Saute the garlic in oil and as soon as it turns golden, add tomatoes, sage, salt and pepper (use a couple of dashes of salt & pepper). Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes. As the sauce starts to thicken, add the beans and cook for about 15 more minutes. Serve hot.

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