Makes 6 servings3/4 lb fresh whole okra 3/4 lb fresh green beans 1 c water plus 2 Tbsp 1 (6-oz) can tomato paste 4 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 large garlic cloves, minced Salt and pepper, to taste 1. Wash okra pods, trim stems, do not remove caps. 2. Wash beans and cut into 3-inch lengths. 3. Combine water, tomato paste, olive oil, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in a saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring often. 4. Add okra and beans and additional water if necessary to almost cover vegetables. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until vegetables are crisp-tender, 20-30 minutes. Serve hot or cold.