now that we're back, all i want are kale salads, smoothies, green juice and big grain bowls, but since we still have company in town, those seem to have been less of a priority as of yet. tonight for example is a full on father's day bbq feast, including these award winning ribs, creamy cole slaw, grilled corn on the cob, and pecan pie squares ala mode, all put together by the chef, which is a guarantee for good eats!
once we're back on the bandwagon, cookbooks like super natural everyday will be a savior, as veggie heavy, easy to throw together recipes are the mantra of summer around here, since this fair city of ours is known for it's heat waves, and this big ole' house of ours isn't known for it's air conditioning.
i've had super natural cooking since the day it came out, and it`s the kind of book that wants you to not only eat better, but live better in general. heidi`s life is totally fascinating, and awe-inspiring, and her recipes are obviously inspired by experiences in her life. in the past, i have made numerous recipes from this book, including the espresso banana muffins, do-it-yourself-power bars, and chunky lentil soup.
while some of the recipes are even a little bit hippie for me, there`s some that are so simple that they could easily become staples in anybody`s dinner rotation. the shredded green beans with lemon lime zest and snipped chives for example, are a fresh take on a regular summer side dish in our kitchen.
the recipe couldn't get simpler. shred the beans, steam the beans, toss with olive oil, zest and chives, and eat!
my brother donated some sprouted bean seedlings for our garden, and i am quite excited to make this dish again with our very own home-grown beans!