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On Wednesday while salmon was cooking, I got a package of green beans out of the freezer. I put enough water and olive oil in a skillet to cover the bottom. I was going to let the beans simmer until the salmon was ready.
Sometimes we have plain green beans. I think they are good with just a little olive oil or ghee.
My favorite herbs to put with green beans are garlic and basil. Ooooh that is good.
But this particular night I was in the mood for something different. I do not advocate yielding to that kind of mood in most circumstances. Being in the mood for a different house, car, or wardrobe can be expensive, not to mention self indulgent. However being in the mood for something different to eat can get my creative juices flowing – as long as I stay focused on beneficials.
What could I put on green beans that would be beneficial and tasty and different? Curry powder!!! So I made curried green beans. No recipe. I just added curry until it tasted right. My Honorable Husband liked them. They went great with salmon. And…they were certainly different.
At least I thought they were different until Friday, when we had to go to the city. HH had an appointment with his cornea specialist. I had two appointments with clients and I needed to get the arches in my athletic shoes adjusted.
We decided to eat lunch at a diner that specializes in meat and vegetables. On the list of vegetable specials for the day I saw curried okra. What! Someone hijacked my idea so quickly. I hadn’t even blogged about it yet.
Of course I ordered the curried okra. It was really good – not any better than my curried green beans – but really good.
So, the next time you are cooking green beans or okra, and you are in the mood for something different, grab the curry powder. Or, browse through your spice rack. You might come up with an idea that no one has thought of yet.
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