Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Love & Lima Beans

gorgeous carnations

Valentine’s Day Carnations from a local gardener. Parrish knows the way to my heart! Carnations are not filler flowers to me! They are my favorite!! :) He bought an entire bouquet, so I separated them into four different bouquets. The red with the blue milk glass is my favorite. The picture in the background is from almost 4 years ago when Parrish and I first started dating. We were best friends before we dated! The picture is the day before a hurricane hit our small coastal town. We went down to see the water…not the brightest idea!

gorgeous carnations_up close

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Last night I tried out a recipe that I’ve been thinking about for a few weeks. It involves my food processor, and I have to be motivated to bust that out! I didn’t tell Parrish right away that it was a Lima Bean Dip, gluten free of course! I presented it as a gluten free bean dip. He loved it! I’m not sure why lima beans gross some folks out; they’re delicious! This dip is easy to make and packs a nutritious punch. Lima beans have fiber, folate, magnesium, potassium, and protein!

Lima bean spread

You’ll need:

One package lima beans, cooked

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp. freshly chopped thyme

salt and pepper to taste

a sprinkle of dried minced onion

Process the lima beans and lemon juice in your food processor until smooth. Add in the olive oil, minced onion, salt, and pepper. Process until super smooth. Add in thyme and pulse twice. Serve with chips, crackers, or veggies. You could even spread it on a sandwich.

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You could use fresh, dried, canned, or frozen lima beans. Just cook them according to the corresponding directions before adding to the other ingredients.

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Meg said...

Yum! I love lima beans! Beautiful flowers!

Allie said...

yum! I actually love lima beans... will have to try this out. and those flowers look gorgeous in that adorable vase!

ps - i posted the oatmeal pancake recipe on my site!

Liz said...

I love that photo at the beach! Too cute.
Great call on the lima bean dip -- it'd be a nice break from my everyday hummus.

NaTy said...

this sounds GREAT!! i want some right now :)

Marlow said...

Meg- Thanks!

Allie- I love my blue milk glass. I'm pretty much obsessed with old glass. Thanks so much for posting that recipe! I'm excited to try it!

Liz- It's great because it's lemony...but I don't know if it can beat out Sabra hummus. That stuff is GREAT!!!

Erin- Thanks! Me too!

Megan Colyer said...

Hello, my name is Megan Colyer and I am the Shiloh Farms Marketing Coordinator. Shiloh Farms is searching for Gluten Free recipes to feature on our new gluten free product packages. Would you be willing to share this recipe for lima beans with us for a product package? Please contact me at m.colyer@shilohfarms.com. I look forward to hearing from you.