For your summer enjoyment: Chilled, crisp-tender green beans and carrots lightly splashed with a simple tart and sweet dressing, sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds. What do I mean by crisp-tender? When you blanch veggies by briefly cooking them in boiling water, then plunging them into cold water to stop the cooking, they stay brightly colored and become tender while still remaining crisp like a fresh veggie. You can make this simple preparation with all beans or all carrots if you like. Red bell pepper would also be a great addition. This makes a fabulous accompaniment to Asian food or a refreshing mayo-free side dish for your next barbecue.
Ready for Thanksgiving? Here are a few ideas for healthy side dishes to accompany your feast! I will be making some of these for my family. My parents and sister are coming to visit me and my husband – I’m so excited! And I have so many things to be thankful for. What are your plans? Continue reading