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Adventures of the Bean #9
VOW and Hubster Visit Future Dream Spot
Includes Recipe Below
This month's offering will be a quickie. Hubster and I are escaping the rat race and taking a week off to celebrate our anniversary! A couple of years ago we bought undeveloped land in Arizona, and we're going there to dream our dreams. Hopefully we will be able to retire from our jobs and settle there in the not-so-distant future, living the good life, breathing clean air, and surrounding ourselves with lots of growing things.
I have mentally designed gardens where I will plant all sorts of yummies, including my precious heirloom beans! In fact, one of the reasons for my aggressiveness in diabetes management is to have the health to enjoy the numerous Golden Years I plan on spending on our patch of dirt in Arizona!
Cannellini Returns for an Encore
I was right, too!
It's summertime, and who wants to sit down to a steaming bowl of soup? Wouldn't you rather have something cold from the fridge that isn't wimpy or, God forbid, "light?" It may be hot outside, but hunger pangs still need to be satisfied. Here's a bean dish that will fill you up, store nicely in the refrigerator without becoming soggy or blah, and also makes a beautiful presentation for parties or picnics.
And with beans as the basis, it's also nutritious.
(If you use the "cheats" (canned beans), it's incredibly easy too!)
Italian-Style Bean Salad
2 bunches fresh kale
2 bunches fresh radishes
1 bunch green onions
Bottled fat-free Italian salad dressing.
Nutrition Information, per serving:
A good source of phosphorous, potassium, folate, calcium, potassium, Vitamin A and Vitamin K!
Next month, I'll bore you with details about being a diabetic traveler, or "How to Behave While Living out of a Suitcase!"