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Lima Bean Respect Day!

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  1. Mother Dragon

    Mother Dragon Cat slave Top Cat

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    I love them, but there's even a song about how terrible they are.

     
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  2. betsygee

    betsygee Thread Starter Don't believe everything you think. Staff Member Moderator

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    :flail: :crackup: :lol: :lolup: :spew:

    “”The scourge of the Earth is small and green—it’s the hideous, loathsome lima bean.”
     
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  3. DreamerRose

    DreamerRose TCS Member Top Cat

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    They are a legume, which means they have more calories than, say, spinach. The keto diet says to avoid legumes altogether.
     
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  4. MonaLyssa33

    MonaLyssa33 TCS Member Super Cat

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    I hate them. My mom always gave us mixed frozen vegetables (that were then reheated) and lima beans were in that mix. I dreaded those things. I ate the peas, carrots, and corn with no problem, but those lima beans....
     
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  5. lizzie

    lizzie TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I like them and will fix them from time to time.Hubby adores them and would eat them more than we do.I prefer the frozen baby limas,so that's what I buy...when done, a little butter,salt and pepper.Pretty good.
     
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  6. betsygee

    betsygee Thread Starter Don't believe everything you think. Staff Member Moderator

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    Yep! That's what I remember. Yuck. :cringe:

    Having said that, the dish I tried tonight...wasn't horrible. :lol: But I think if the limas hadn't been mixed with tomatoes, feta, parsley, etc., I wouldn't have liked them. It's a texture thing--they're so chalky. :barfgreen:

    So I can't say I'd never eat them again, but I sure won't go out of my way to eat them.

    Greek style limas on the left, with salad and olive bread.

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  7. muffy

    muffy TCS Member Top Cat

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    I'm vegetarian and I like lima beans. I have not had them for years but I was at Cracker Barrel the other night and brought a vegetable plate with lima beans and it came with little pieces of ham in it so I could not eat them. The next time I go to the store I plan on buying a frozen package because now I want some.
     
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  8. jcat

    jcat Mo(w)gli's can opener Staff Member Moderator

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    We're having them as a side dish for Easter. :lol:
     
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  9. Mia6

    Mia6 Mother of two Top Cat

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    Your meal looks so good. I love olive bread.
     
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  10. Winchester

    Winchester TCS Member Veteran

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    I like lima beans!
     
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  11. LTS3

    LTS3 TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Lima beans:yummy:
     
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  12. maggiedemi

    maggiedemi TCS Member Top Cat

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    Try Butter Beans. I'm not sure what the difference is. I'll have to try them side by side and compare.
     

  13. LTS3

    LTS3 TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Butter beans are a creamy beige-ish color, not green like lima beans. Other than that, there may be slight nutritional differences and taste differences.
     
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  14. muffy

    muffy TCS Member Top Cat

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    I like lima beans but not so much butter beans. I will eat them if put in front of me. I have not had them for years.
     
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  15. rubysmama

    rubysmama Forum Helper Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I wouldn't want a whole serving of them, but I do like to throw a handful in a batch of vegetable soup.

    I haven't watched The Simpson in years, but a Google search suggests the poor lima bean gets mentioned a lot.

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  16. Willowy

    Willowy TCS Member Top Cat

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    I like them. Of course it does matter how they're prepared. I've never had them taste chalky! Something must have gone wrong in the preparation.

    Lima beans and butter beans are the same thing! Lima beans are green immature beans and butter beans are mature beige beans (or sometimes the terms are just used interchangeably).
     
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  17. Kat0121

    Kat0121 Advisor Staff Member Advisor

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    I like them. Not canned ones. I buy the frozen ones. Butter, salt and pepper and it's all good.

    The green scourge of the earth is obviously cilantro. :wink:
     
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  18. betsygee

    betsygee Thread Starter Don't believe everything you think. Staff Member Moderator

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    :jawdrop: What?! Cilantro is one of the best foods on the planet! :yess:
     
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  19. bbdoll22

    bbdoll22 TCS Member Top Cat

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    My personal opinion is cilantro tastes like soap. I think there was a study that cilantro was a love or hate taste.
     
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  20. Kat0121

    Kat0121 Advisor Staff Member Advisor

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    Add me to team hate. It does taste like soap.
     
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