Green Beans with Bacon & Dried Onion

Another tasty fresh garden treat this summer – green beans! I have never loved them but I think I realized that I have been used to canned green beans. There is a HUGE difference. Fresh green beans are the bomb!

The ingredient line up:
2-3 cups fresh green beans (I cut the ends off of mine, but you don’t have to)
1 tablespoon olive oil (or you can use butter/coconut oil/bacon fat)
2 pieces of nitrate free bacon
1 Tablespoon of dried onions

Wash or cut ends of green beans. In a pan that you have a lid for, take 1/4 cup of water and steam the beans for about 4 minutes. Add the olive oil and let them sauté on low for about 5 minutes. Add in finely chopped bacon, cook for another 5 minutes, add in dried onions for final few minutes.

Enjoy!

**I ate them before I got a picture of my yummy green beans! Post yours in the comments!

Tomato, Basil & Balsamic Vinegar

There’s nothing like fresh tomatoes from the garden! If you have them, this is a simple recipe to make for a snack or as a side for a picnic or dinner party. Ingredients: 4-6 Washed & sliced tomatoes 4-8 Fresh … Continue reading

Sautéed Carrots with Dates in Coconut Oil

Looking for a simple and tasty side dish? Have I got one for you! The sweetness of dates combined with carrots and a dash of sea salt is amazing! Here’s the line up: 5-7 peeled and thinly sliced carrots 3-4 … Continue reading

Salad Dressing – for Any Salad

My quickest and favorite salad dressing is so simple. It seems to compliment just about any mix of toppings for a salad and every time I make it for new guests I get rave reviews. Ingredient line up to make a small bottle of dressing 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 2/3 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon of onion powder 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder sea salt & pepper to taste Mix it all up in a jar or some sort of container that you can store. You do not need to refrigerate this, it can store fine in your cupboard until you need it.   Other dressing ideas & options — you can switch up the flavors so easily! Below is a list of things to try and can be purchased at your local oil & vinegar store, in Portland here is the link to the store: http://portland.oilandvinegarusa.com Instead of balsamic vinegar, try: raspberry vinegar orange vinegar apple vinegar strawberry vinegar fig vinegar pomegranate vinegar Instead of olive oil, try: rosemary infused olive oil avocado oil walnut oil olive oil with lemon garlic infused olive oil Other tasty options to include (if you include these, you will want to store it in the refrigerator and it will keep for about 2 weeks depending on the freshness of your produce being added): muddled orange muddled raspberries finely diced green onions minced fresh garlic minced ginger minced mint minced cilantro