I am making dinner for Daughter Eilene’s friends and I had decided to have green beans as a side dish. Since my main dish was a French flavored meatloaf, I chose to use French Harcourt Verts with French thyme and chervil—French parsley. While Harcourt Vert simply means “green bean” in French, they are usually picked younger, and are thinner—and tenderer—than the Blue Lake variety that is most popular in the US.
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Karl’s Slow Roasted Harcourt Verts with Za’atar Breadcrumbs
I was making my birthday dinner and I wanted side dishes to go with my barbecued lamb. I looked on-line for ideas. I decided to have green beans as one of my dishes. I adapted a recipe from Spruce Eats to suit my tastes and needs.
Filed under Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables
Karl’s Shiitake Green Beans
Broiled salmon with ginger peach glaze has become a standard weekday meal at my house. The question is what vegetable do I serve with it this meal. Frequently that choice is broccoli, but wife Jan has not been well and broccoli is a bit hard to digest. Jan decided that she could handle green beans, but plain steamed beans is a bit boring. Jan has already decided that she is having no difficulties with mushrooms, so off I went on a spur of the moment creation for two.
Filed under Beans, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
Karl’s Harcourt Verts with Pear Sauce
We have had company for the last several days, so I wanted a Sunday dinner that was not hours of preparation. An American standard meal of meatloaf, potatoes, and green beans seemed like a good idea. Of course, I could not make it that simple I had to get spontaneously creative.
Filed under California Fusion, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Two Bean and Cucumber Salad
Daughter Miriam has been sick lately and cannot eat anything in the pepper or lily families— no chili powders, garlic, leeks, onion, or peppers (even bell peppers). This has made Sunday dinners quite a challenge lately. I decided to barbecue some tri-tip this Sunday and I thought a cold vegetables salad would go well with the beef.
Filed under Beans, Salads, Side Dishes
Karl’s Louisiana Green Beans
February 13th was Fat Tuesday and wife Jan asked for Louisiana food for dinner. I had decided on red beans and rice as my main dish. Since that dish is mainly meat and starch, I thought that I wanted a vegetable side dish.
Filed under California Fusion, Side Dishes, Vegetables
Karl’s Green Beans with Green Onions
One of Jan’s students is coming to dinner with her husband and she had asked for (American) festival food. I decided to do a chicken variation of my Thanksgiving turkey and I wanted a hot vegetable dish to go with it. Green beans are always a good choice, because you can steam them to just tender and then set them aside. Reheat them with some aromatics, just before serving, gives you a quick hot vegetable.
Filed under California Fusion, Holidays, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Three Bean Salad Plus with Kumquat Marmalade Dressing
Eilene’s friends came over to binge watch the last two episodes of GoT. I really do not mind feeding them, as long as Eilene gives me more than a five minutes warning that the hungry hordes are descending. Eilene and her friends like to be “spontaneous,” but this time they gave me 24 hours notice—one of them even requested three bean salad.
Filed under California Fusion, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Green Beans with Balsa Mela Vinegar
I had Stone Soup-ed my plain ham steak for Sunday’s dinner. Simple steamed green beans seemed inadequate. They needed dressing—a bit of butter, green onions and garlic would not be amiss.
Filed under Sauces and Spices, Side Dishes, Steaming, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Three Bean Salad
I bought a Safeway ham the other day and I was thinking about a weekday dinner. I wanted something other than my usual sweet potatoes and steamed green beans to go with the ham. I decided what I needed was a dish that covered both my starch and vegetable. Three bean salad seemed the way to go.
Filed under Beans, California Fusion, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian