Fresh Green Bean Stew

In a big pot:
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce (or use leftover spaghetti sauce)
1 cup of water
Few shakes of garlic powder, onion powder, Italian Seasoning, Salt & Pepper & 1 chicken bouillon cube

Put that on medium high heat to get it going. Meantime, snap the ends off some fresh green beans and cut into bite sized lengths, peel and chunk a few potatoes, cut a small zucchini into pieces and slice some fresh mushrooms. Dump all that into the pot, put a lid on it. Cook on medium high for about 10 minutes then turn down the heat to low and simmer for about 1/2 an hour until the potatoes and green beans are tender. Serve with grated Peccorino Romano cheese and crusty Italian or Pumpernickel bread.

You can also add browned lean ground beef, Boca soy crumbles, or cooked chicken to this, just stir in for the last 10 minutes of cooking time.

~ Val