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Jamie’s butterbean side dish

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I’ve redeemed myself from spraying frozen fruit all over the kitchen this morning whilst attempting to open the packet, by preparing part of tonight’s dinner in advance. I’m excited to be trying Jamie Oliver’s recipe for a butterbean side dish, from one of his older books, The Naked Chef.

See the recipe photo I’ve attached for details. It’s basically leeks, garlic, butterbeans, cream and parmesan baked in the oven. I like the idea of getting vegetables in, with a good portion of fat, a little protein and fibre with some healthy carbohydrate. Leeks are also a good source of Vitamin A, C, K and B6.

Tasty facts about butterbeans : AKA Lima Beans. They are known as butterbeans because the taste of the cooked beans resembles butter.

Cultivation of the lima bean began 6,000 years BC in South America.

Butterbeans are high in soluble fibre which may help in lowering cholesterol, and insoluble fibre which helps prevent constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.

This recipe sounds delightful and tasty, and I can’t wait to tuck in later, along with a nice bit of fish.

Lisa :)

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