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recipe essentials: two great sides, sauteed green beans & roasted potatoes


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Saturday night L. and I both agreed only a burger would do. And having watchedd the movie Food, Inc. we also decided only grass-fed beef, at that! (For more info on that choice read here.)

While L. manned the grill I had the opportunity to try two recipes I’ve had bookmarked for awhile, Tad’s Roasted Potatoes, by Amanda of Food52.com, and Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic and Herbs, by Cook’s Illustrated Magazine.

Both proved to be solid spins on traditional dishes, packed with flavor and easy to prepare, better than any preparation of either dish that I’ve ever had. Be sure to check out the links above if you want to prepare them yourself.*

*NOTE: I modified the Green Beans recipe by using white wine rather than water. This was good but you might find it strong. . . use a combination of white wine and water that sounds reasonable to you. Alternatively, you might try substituting chicken stock instead of plain water. Second, I added raw almonds together with the raw green beens, and I heartily recommend you do the same!

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2 responses

  1. veggal

    Here’s one green bean saute recipe that I tried recently and liked very much. You might want to check it out … it’s very easy to make.

    http://www.vegrecipes4u.com/green-beans-fry.html

    July 26, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    • The recipe looks awesome. Thanks a million for sharing it; I’m looking forward to trying this one out soon!

      July 27, 2010 at 10:04 am

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