Simply Sauteed Frenched Green Beans

One of the key things my mom has taught me about cooking is the importance of prepping ingredients before you get to cooking. She and I are very different personalities. I am all rush, go, fast, next! She is deliberate, patient, measured. You see the difference in the way we cut and prep. I’m constantly…

Crunchy Green Bean Salad

I get so happy when I see good green beans at the grocery store. Smooth, bright green bean pods resting in messy haystacks inside wooden crates. The best ones reward you with a slightly sweet snap against your teeth when you bite into them raw! I wanted to make a dish the celebrates all my…

Simple, Healthy, Tasty food

Inspired by my friend Deb’s blog, I went shopping this week with budget and health in mind. Like Deb in her previous single-occupancy life, I often think nothing of going out to the store to shop for food for one meal and dropping between $40-$70. Mind you, these meals tend to be for 10+ people…

Green Beans on Thursday

Green beans. I always shudder at the thought of limp, olive green colored, over salted, over cooked green beans. I can’t believe people can actually eat them..out of a can! ack! It seems a travesty to the fresh crunch of green beans when prepared properly! So check out this lil dish i whipped up. It’s…