Plate-Licking Chinese Green Beans


Plate-licking and #CandidaDiet friendly Chinese green beans at WholeIntentions.com
I love Chinese food.

Deeply.

But it didn’t start out that way. I was one of those people who bypassed every Chinese restaurant, every all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet, and secretly wondered if there was a decline in the town’s alley cat population. (Shame on me.)

I married someone who thought like me.

Then it happened. We were invited to a Chinese buffet-style restaurant. We both looked at each other and groaned inwardly. That is, until we got there.

It tasted good. Really, really good.

The only part we didn’t love is the fact that it’s LOADED with MSG.

So, imagine my surprise, while I was digging through my plethora of recipes, that I should come across a recipe for Chinese Green Beans that I’d never tried. My taste buds started warming up their vocal chords – and oh, yeah, they sang! I’ll be honest – I licked my plate.

So, here’s to plate-licking Chinese Green Beans. You can thank me later. 😉

Chinese Green Beans (candida-diet, gluten-free)
1 lb. fresh green beans
2 T. coconut oil
1 garlic clove, minced
2 T. cold water
2 t. cornstarch (optional, avoid if you have candida)
1 T. soy sauce (we use Bragg’s Liquid Aminos)
1/2 t. cane sugar (optional, omit if you have candida)
1/2 t. sesame oil
1/4 t. crushed red pepper flakes

Directions:
1. Steam fresh green beans for about 5 minutes. Plunge them into cold water and drain.

2. Heat coconut oil in saucepan and saute minced garlic. Add green beans and continue to saute for 5 minutes.

3. Combine water, cornstarch, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and red pepper in a small bowl. Stir well to dissolve the cornstarch.

4. Pour soy sauce mixture over beans and stir until thoroughly coated and warmed through.

5. Serve while hot.

Plate-Licking Chinese Green Beans

Allergies Candida-Diet, Gluten-Free
Meal type Side Dishes
Website Whole Intentions

Ingredients

  • 1lb fresh green beans
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (optional, avoid if you have candida)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (we use Bragg's Liquid Aminos)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cane sugar (optional, avoid if you have candida)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

1. Steam fresh green beans for about 5 minutes. Plunge them into cold water and drain.
2. Heat coconut oil in saucepan and saute minced garlic. Add green beans and continue to saute for 5 minutes.
3. Combine water, cornstarch, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and red pepper in a small bowl. Stir well to dissolve the cornstarch.
4. Pour soy sauce mixture over beans and stir until thoroughly coated and warmed through.
5. Serve while hot.

You'll want to lick the plate after preparing this Chinese green bean recipe with no added sugar or MSG

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Paula
I’m Paula - like many of you I wear a lot of hats. Child of God, wife of 20 years, homeschooling mom of 6 earthly children, reluctant cook, chocolate-snatcher, and health and fitness coach at WholeIntentionsFitness.com. Various family health issues including Lyme disease and candida has turned me into a 'researcher' with a passion for understanding how our God-created bodies thrive or deteriorate based on what we put in it.
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I’m Paula - like many of you I wear a lot of hats. Child of God, wife of 20 years, homeschooling mom of 6 earthly children, reluctant cook, chocolate-snatcher, and health and fitness coach at WholeIntentionsFitness.com. Various family health issues including Lyme disease and candida has turned me into a 'researcher' with a passion for understanding how our God-created bodies thrive or deteriorate based on what we put in it.

13 Comments

  • Leah

    Reply Reply March 3, 2009

    Oh! You’re making me hungry…..

  • Linda

    Reply Reply June 25, 2012

    This looks absolutely delicious! I’m always looking for ways, with especially green veggies, to spice it up – trying to get my son to like green “stuff” 😉
    Have a nice day!

  • Thanks for sharing this. I tried making Chinese Restaurant Green Beans one night and they did not turn out well. I can’t wait to try your recipe!

  • Rogene

    Reply Reply June 26, 2012

    Sounds plate lickin’ good to me!

  • Kristen

    Reply Reply June 28, 2012

    My husbands favorite casserole is green bean, so I will have to give this one a try!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  • recipes we love

    Reply Reply June 28, 2012

    sounds delish and we love all things asian at our house. Thanks for sharing

  • Elise

    Reply Reply June 29, 2012

    Hello from a fellow Chinese food love! 🙂 Those look delish!

  • Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! 🙂

  • This is something fresh and healthy, asian foods surely an alternative dish! 🙂

  • Maria

    Reply Reply April 29, 2013

    I have read you can substitute fish sauce anytime for soy. One good brand is- https://redboatfishsauce.com/index.html

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