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Green Beans with Mushrooms

Green beans are one of my go-to side recipes. They are easy to prepare, delicious, and go with just about everything. I love green beans.

Green beans with mushrooms

Green beans with mushrooms

: Green Beans with Mushrooms

: Simple and Easy…a great bean recipe for all occasions.


  1. 2 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  2. 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (use Crimini mushrooms for an added oomph)
  3. 2 cloves garlic cloves, minced
  4. 4 teaspoons butter
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until crisp-tender (I usually simmer for 5 minutes; I like my beans crunchy).
  3. While the beans are simmering, melt butter in a large skillet.
  4. Saute mushrooms and garlic in butter until tender. Drain the beans and add to the mushrooms. Stir in the salt and pepper.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes

I love it when readers submit recipes for the site! This yummy recipe for stuffed tomatoes comes from Sunny. It looks great!

Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes


  • 8 tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion,finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2.5 cm (1 in) piece fresh root ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • salt
  • 15g (4 oz/1/2 cup) fresh Indian cheese or natural fromage frais


  • Cut a slice from the top of each tomato. Scoop out centers and discard seeds, then chop pulp and reserve.
  • Turn tomatoes upside down on absorbent kitchen paper and leave to drain. Heat oil in a small frying pan, add onion and fry for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft.
  • Stir in garlic and ginger and fry for 1 minute.
  • Stir in cumin,turmeric,cayenne pepper and ground coriander.
  • Season with salt and fry for 1 minute more.
  • Stir in tomato pulp and cook, uncovered, for about 5 minutes, until thick.
  • Preheat oven to 190C (375F/Gas 5).
  • Stir fresh cheese or fromage frais and half the Cheddar into spice mixture and spoon into tomato shells. Sprinkle remaining Cheddar over the tops and place on a baking tray.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes,until tops are golden brown and tomatoes soft.
  • Sprinkle with with chopped coriander and serve hot.

About Sunny

I am part time chef and marketing leads at beds, offering a full range of mattresses and beds.I enjoy cooking for friends and family at parties and family occasions.

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