I’ve recently been coming across recipes I used to make years ago and had forgotten about.
Due to eating too much on our recent two week vacation in the wine country, we both feel we need to clean up our act and lose some weight.
This is a lovely recipe, as it’s packed full of interesting gingery flavor but incredibly low in calories.

Serves 6

1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp plus 1&1/2 tsp finely minced fresh ginger
1 tbsp finely minced garlic
1&1/2 lbs green beans, trimmed
1&1/2 cups chicken broth
freshly ground black pepper and salt

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for about 1 minute, until lightly browned.

Add the beans and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add the chicken broth and continue cooking, tossing,for about 5 minutes until the liquid evaporates and the beans are tender. (If they are still too crispy, you can cover the pan for a short time, then remove the lid to reduce the sauce)
Season with pepper and salt and serve immediately