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  1. Spicy Green Bean “Fries” with Creamy Avocado Dipping Sauce

    September 5, 2013 by betsy

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    Its majorly hot outside, but that couldn’t stop me from turning on the oven for a short while today in order to bring you these spicy green bean “fries” Let’s be real. A girl can only eat so many salads and peanut butter sandwiches before actual cooking becomes inevitable. These “fries” took practically no time at all, and while they were in the oven I sat in front of a fan to keep the sweating to a minimum. The creamy avocado dipping sauce helped with the cooling process as well.

    Talk about a great, healthy, SEASONAL substitution for your standard starchy side dish. These “fries” were perfectly crisp, and packed with glorious spicy flavor thanks to some dried hatch chile powder I mixed into the panko. You could make these with all kinds of vegetables from asparagus to cauliflower. Think of it like a new take on vegetable tempura.

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    I’m a huge fan of beans, and have fond memories of sitting on the porch in the late summer snapping off the ends for my mom while she worked on the rest of dinner. I’m really anxious to see what everyone else makes with their fresh snap beans, so be sure to head over to our BEANS LINK PARTY  and link up your recipes

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    Spicy Green Bean “Fries” with Creamy Avocado Dipping Sauce

    1 lb fresh green beans, ends removed

    1/2 c panko bread crumbs

    salt and pepper

    1 T dried hatch chile powder

    2 eggs lightly beaten

    For the sauce

    1/2 ripe avocado, mashed

    2 T plain greek yogurt

    juice from 1/2 lime

    1 T finely chopped cilantro

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a shallow dish combine panko, hatch chile powder and salt and pepper to taste. Place beaten eggs in another shallow dish.

    Dip each bean in eggs then coat with panko mixture. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake beans for 15-20 minutes until panko is golden brown. 

    Meanwhile, whisk together all dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.

    Allow beans to cool slightly then serve with dipping sauce. 

    Note: This recipe is easy to make for one or for a crowd. Adjust measurements depending on the number of people you’re serving

     


  2. September is Bean Month

    September 2, 2013 by betsy

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    For September we’re featuring beans…..another thing that I failed at growing in my garden this summer. I got quite an education in gardening this year. Although I’m disappointed with my crop, I am confident that next year will be epic! My bean lesson is this: Do not plant nasturtiums in with your beans. They WILL attract aphids away from the rest of your garden, but the aphids will also eat your beans. #beanfail I’m always accepting gardening advice if anyone would like to share with me their secrets on growing a massive crop of beans in raised beds.

    Anyway, all sorts of beans are popping up around my farmers market. Last week I bought a variety pack of green, purple and yellow ones and plan to cook up some seasonal goodness over the next few days. I can’t wait to see what everyone else is making with these seasonal beauties. Head on over to our SEPTEMBER page and link up your BEAN recipes!