Green beans, also known as snap beans because they “snap” when broken, are harvested when young, when the beans inside the pod are small and tender and the pods are thin. They are very low in calories (about 44 per cup) and loaded with nutrients such as vitamins K, A, and C, fiber, folate and anti-oxidants. (more…)
These Southern-style green beans, found on the Spicy Southern Kitchen food blog, are flavored with lots of bacon, and cooked long and slow until they’re melt-in-your-mouth tender. You’ll want to cook them for at least an hour, preferably closer to 2 hours, to get them really soft, but not mushy. Just before serving, you can mix in a Tablespoon or so of butter to give the green beans a buttery coating. Serves 6. (more…)
When faced with escarole, which I’m not overly fond of, I had to become creative. I threw this together, and surprise! I loved it! You can use any greens in the recipe. For an easy entrée, add a little more stock to the mix when cooking and toss it with pasta when done.