Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy National Lima Bean Respect Day

Today is the day to start showing respect for lima beans! (Yes, these beans were named for Lima, Peru, where they have been grown since 6000 B.C.) I mean, really, what have they ever done to you? According to Mr. ink, they've made him gag but I think he just hasn't tasted the right lima bean recipe yet. That's why tonight we decided to make a lima bean casserole with onions, mushrooms, sausage and cheese. Tell me again - what's not to like?
These extremely healthy vegetables are rich in fiber, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese. Low in fat, lima beans also contain protease inhibitors that stall the development of cancerous cells.  Not to mention, they are the perfect shade of green for springtime.

So, pick up your fork and give lima beans a chance!

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