Caper Green Beans

This…was the lovely side to the leg of lamb that I posted last week 🙂  I’ve been surprised at how many different tastes you can get simply by taking some veggies, cooking them or leaving them cold…and tossing them with a vinaigrette!  In fact I’ve been so inspired by it that I have started trying my own combos!  But those, we will save for another day!  Today, I will show you one from perfectweightamerica.com.  I was very excited to try it, because through making his favorite white bean tuna salad for lunches (like seriously…he eats it every day, haha!) my husband has fallen in love with the taste capers add to the dish.  So it was fun to try another recipe that used them 🙂  As always, I upped the garlic 🙂  We opted to eat these warm, but you can also toss them into a bowl of ice water after cooking them if you want a cold bean salad 🙂

 

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 1/2 lbs Green Beans, trimmed
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 6 Leaves Basil, chopped
  • 2 Leaves Oregano, chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Capers
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil

 

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, ensuring that it will be enough to cover the beans.
  2. Salt it generously, the original says about a tsp of salt per quart of water 🙂
  3. Toss in the beans and cook 8-10 minutes.
  4. Mix up the vinaigrette ingredients (everything else) and toss it with the green beans.
  5. Serve, eat, enjoy the taste and nutrition you are loving your body with 🙂

 

Super easy, quick, and healthy 🙂

Caper Green Beans

 

Garlic Ginger Peas!

I enjoyed this…nice and simple, some of my favorite flavors 🙂  I was pretty generous with the ginger, and it was wonderful 😀  Garlic and ginger.  I mean really.  Can you get much better than that?  I really don’t have much more to say about it…other than its yummy…and warm…and garlicy…and gingery.  Ha.  I’m so great with words.  Let’s just get on with it.  Baha.

So, here’s what you need:

  • 2 Cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 4 Mint Leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 C Chicken Stock
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, fresh minced or paste (I used paste, and added an extra little squeeze)
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 1/4 C Water
  • 1 Bag Snap Peas

 

Ahd here’s how you do it:

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Saute onions for a couple minutes until just starting to get soft.  Add garlic and ginger and cook for about one minute…DON’T BURN THE GARLIC!!  I do that way too often.
  3. Add the peas and cook for about 2 more minutes.
  4. Add the water and chicken stock and let cook for about 2 more minutes, or until it has cooked down a bit.  More…just get it how you want it, with the veggies as tender as you please and the right amount of liquid for your tastes 🙂
  5. Season with salt, pepper, and sprinkle with the fresh mint!!  Annnnnnnnnd eat eat eat eat eat!!!

 

Slicey clicey, choppy choppy, mincey mincey….prepare to get yummy!!!  Oh wow…I’m sorry…I’m so tired…haha

Ginger Peas 1And here it is done!  Sorry the lighting was bad, but the veggies were super delish!!!  I hope you enjoy 🙂

Ginger Peas 2

 

Easy Veggie Saute

There’s nothing quite like the classic flavor of simple sauteed veggies!!!  And nothing quite like the knowledge that you aren’t just making your taste buds happy….you’re also making your body feel better one good choice at a time 🙂  The most labor-intensive part of this is chopping the veggies, haha!  I hope you enjoy, I sure did!!!

 

Here’s what you need:

  • 8 oz package of your favorite mushrooms.  Or you can use two different types 🙂
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 1 Medium Yellow Squash
  • 1 Medium Zucchini
  • 2 Cloves of garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 C Chicken Stock
  • 2 Tbsp Amino Acids, or Tamari Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Prep! Chop your veggies and mince your garlic!
  2. Get a big pan for sauteeing…a wok would probably work too since its a lot of veggies!!  Add your coconut oil and heat to medium high.
  3. Saute your garlic for about one minute.
  4. Add your other veggies and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the liquids and oregano, stir so its all coated, and saute for about 4 more minutes.
  6. Enjoy!!!

Want some pictures?! Yeaaaah!

Veggies, chopped…

Simple Sauteed Veggies

Veggies, cooked and DELICIOUS!

Simple Sauteed Veggies 2

 

Thanks again perfectweightamerica.com 🙂