Crispy Baked String Bean Fries

Crispy Baked String Bean Fries
Get out of my way potato fries! Coming through with the best new french fry in town. . . meet the green bean fry. Baked, not fried, thank-you very much.

They bake up crusty and beautifully browned in twenty minutes or less! No messy oil in sight. I love them as an alternative to the original french fry.

If you ever planted them in your garden before then you know they grow like weeds and at some point in the summer they’re hard to keep up with. Now I have an incentive so not-a-one will go to waste.

They have an addictive crunch that you wouldn’t expect from a green bean,… 

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Green Goddess Pasta Primavera

Green Goddess Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera is a spring dish full of green vegetables. Fresh asparagus, string beans, peas and linguine are tossed together in a light sauce with Parmesan, garlic and lemon. The emphasis is on the vegetables. The ratio is almost equal – the vegetables might even be winning.

They’re surely the main attractions with just a smattering of other ingredients to help it come together. The sauce is made from a little half & half combined with some of the starchy pasta cooking water along with Parmesan cheese and lemon zest. A sprinkle of pine nuts at the end gives it a soft crunch and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil adds a dash of luxury…. 

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Shrimp and String Bean Pesto Pasta

I can’t get this meal out of my mind. I blame the walnut pesto sauce. The plump, sweet shrimp. The fresh, tender string beans. And  the chewy, rotini pasta. Because one humble ingredient can cause a meal to be entirely unforgettable but the sum of its parts deserve credit too…. 

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