Garlic & Miso Green Beans

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From abeautifulmess.com

12 oz fresh Green Beans

5 Garlic cloves, minced or pressed

3 Tsp Tamari or Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp Miso Paste

2-3 Tbsp Grapeseed Oil

2 Tsp Sesame Seeds

 

This Recipe could not be easier or more delicious!

Step 1: Cook Beans

Rinse beans and remove stems. Bring water to a boil in a medium sized pot and add green beans so that they are fully submerged.  Cook for 3-5 minutes, remove from heat and drain water.  They should be bright green and still somewhat crisp, unless you prefer them to be cooked more.

Step 2:

Mix Miso paste and Tamari Sauce in a small bowl in preparation for pan frying.  Prepare Garlic in whatever way you prefer (I always go for the press because it is so much easier than chopping).

Step 3: Pan Fry

In a large skillet heat the oil over medium/high heat.  Add beans and cook for about 3 minutes until their skin begins to blister.  Add Garlic and cook for another two minutes as it releases its aromas, while mixing all ingredients.  Pour Miso Tamari Sauce over beans and cook for another minute until everything is incorporated and heated through.

Step 4:  Serve!

Remove from heat, sprinkle with sesame seeds and eat!  This can be a yummy side dish, or a whole meal if you add some grains like brown rice or quinoa.  Its SO GOOD!

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Asian Slaw

Inspired by my bestie’s recipe.

Slaw:

1 head Cabbage, chopped well
2 Turnips, chopped into matchsticks

Dressing:

2 tablespoons mild miso
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tablespoon seasoning mix (seaweed, salt and sesame seeds)

Mix and Enjoy!  This is light, refreshing and crisp but tangy and flavorful all at once!

(again, sorry for the lack of imagery.  Sometimes my appetite makes me forget that I need to photograph my meals so that I can share them with you!)