Fresh green beans are probably my most favorite side ((except for mashed potatoes, fried okra, fried zucchini, sliced fresh tomatoes, Mexican creamed corn… hmm, no wonder I write a food blog. The struggle — it’s real.)) Well, even though I do have a long list of “favorites” when it comes to sides, these green beans are no less awesome. Continue reading
It has been a while since I have shared a really good side dish — and this is a really good one! I have about 5 recipes in waiting to be published, but I have to hold back and give this little recipe a chance to shine. I came up with it on the fly as an accompaniment to my yummy Spicy Shrimp Tacos. As I was Continue reading
How about a little recipe on this Irish Holiday? Several things announce the entrance of Spring: the longer days, warmer breezes, whispers of green that sneakily begin appearing amongst the grays of winter. Saint Patrick’s Day seems to declare to Winter “You shall not pass!” and Winter submits, quietly yielding to Spring’s advance. This must be true because days that follow St. Patrick’s Day are notably warmer and brighter!
When it comes to making meals, I seem to have an unlimited stock of ideas. But sides? That is an entirely different story. I work so hard on the main-dish, I often find I have over-looked the items that turn a main dish into a meal – the sides.
I love fresh green beans – only if they are way over cooked according to the FOOD Network experts… Sure, the bright green color is beautiful. But the waxy, squeaky texture awakens my gag-reflex…and of course, I try my very best to avoid that. Continue reading