I found the larger green beans in the market called Baguio beans. Google them and you will recognize them, and now you know what to do with them! You can also use regular green beans, sugar snap peas, asparagus, peppers, mushrooms or anything else you feel like throwing into the mix!
Pickling things can be so fun! Buy pretty little jars and make some for your friends! This mixture goes great in salads, on grilled fish or chicken or just as a condiment on the table. It lasts up to a week in your fridge but tastes the best the day of or the next day.
This dish is surprisingly filling, I figured 2 sweet potatoes per person, but if you are serving a lot of other things then figure ½ to 1 sweet potato per person.
Okra is a flowering plant with edible green seed pods. It originally grew in West African, Ethiopian, and South Asian countries but has found its way to most places in the world and is often found in regular large supermarkets. It is known to be slightly bitter with a slimy inside, but I found when cooking in a stock or broth it is flavorful and delicious!
Even if you don’t have a vegetarian coming to the meal, it is always nice to have a tofu dish. Feel free to add a chili pepper to this recipe to spice things up a bit!