In large heavy saucepan, heat oil. Add garlic and beans, and saute' over high heat to sear beans, stirring frequently so they do not burn. Add thyme, sea salt, and pepper to taste. Add water and veegtable broth. Bring to a boil, cover tightly, reduce heat to med.-low, and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until beans are tender when pierced with tip of sharpe knife. Add more water, if necessary. frozen beans will take half the time. Add lemon juice, toss well.