Lima Beans, Mushy and Delicious!
Marty Martindale

Sometimes called butter beans, Dixie beans, Hendersons or  chads, lima beans grow in many limascolors around the world. However, we usually find them light green, if fresh or frozen – beige to white when dried. These delicate, starchy, buttery-tasting beans originated in Peru about 6000 BCE and were  named for its capital city.

Lima beans are rich in vitmin B, molybdenum, tryptophan, manganese, folate, protein, potassium, iron and  copper.  Some findings indicate their molybdenum aids in detoxifying sulfites. Continue reading

Quick, Lettuceless, Salsa-like, Veggie Salad
Marty Martindale


Use your freezer-bagged veggies, some accents and a quick vinaigrette dressing for your meal’s make-ahead veggie/salad.

Fill a medium-sized bowl with hot tap water.

Shake in handfuls of frozen:

  • Peas
  • Lima beans
  • Edamame
  • Corn
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Green beans

Microwave on high for one and one-half minute. Drain and cool.

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