Garlic Ginger Green Beans

Last night, partway through my conference call marathon, I think during call four of six for the day, Chris came through the living room trying to talk to me. I waved him away as I was trying to concentrate on some important tidbit that I can no longer recall. Um, right. Important?

After my call wrapped up, I went into the spare bedroom where I thought he was working. No Chris. Odd. I looked in each of the other two bedrooms as well. Hmph. Very strange. Since we rely on a driver for transportation, usually we are home for good once we are home for the day.

Just as my next call was beginning, Chris walked through the front door armed with pizza and huge bags of produce! Very un-Chris. Well, the produce part anyway. Apparently he discovered a produce store that looked good and had decided to stock up.

Super cool! It had been about ten days since we last made it grocery shopping and our remaining produce was looking sketchy at best. Hopefully we manage to eat all of our new produce before it deteriorates!

For 500 Rs, about $10, Chris got:

Fruit: 3 pomegranates, 1 cantaloupe, 1 pineapple, 1 Fuji apple, 1 giant bunch of bananas

Veggies: 1/2 lb. green beans, 4 onions, 1 clove garlic, 1 ginger root, 6 small eggplants, 2 bell peppers, 2 giant carrots, 1 bunch cilantro, 1 bunch mint

Pretty good haul! It is difficult for me to remember how much that would have cost at home, but I can safely assume that it would be far more than $10. I am really going to miss the inexpensive produce here. At home, Chris is usually on my case about buying expensive produce and making sure that I’ll be able to eat it all before it goes bad. Here things are clearly different!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb green beans
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger

Directions:

  • Lightly sauté garlic and ginger in butter for 1-2 minutes in a large skillet.
  • Add green beans and continue to cook until green beans are tender.

Servings ~ 2
Calories ~ 92, Carbohydrates ~ 9 g, Fat ~ 6 g, Protein ~ 2 g

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2 comments
  1. Jena said:

    I’d say that was a lot of produce for only $10 !! I thought I remembered you saying that bananas were some insane price like $9/lb .. or maybe that was somewhere you visited?

    • Brit said:

      Yeah, in Australia they were insanely priced because all of the flooding that they got at the beginning of the year killed off their banana trees.

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