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Monday, November 14, 2011

The Betty Crocker Project: Thanksgiving Day Parade #9 : White & Green Beans

Yes, the rumors are true! We have another contest launching tomorrow! But until then, please accept this healthier take on a Thanksgiving classic: Green Bean Casserole.

I adore Green Bean Casserole. It's one of my very favorite dishes on the planet, but I can completely understand why some folks might want to enjoy a flavorful green bean dish this Thanksgiving not include the flour or the margarine. This recipe is a really delicious substitute. It's a side dish with some character and charm--it's like the Captain Kirk of green bean dishes. Or maybe Jean-Luc Picard, since it has Dijon mustard in it.

Is it exactly the same as the classic green bean casserole of old? Sorry, no, not exactly--but it's damn good, and what's fun about everything being the same all the time?

I wish I had more time today to write a better post to go with it, but we're less than a month away from the deadline for our book and I really need to be typing out the donut section today. See you tomorrow!



We didn't get any good photos with the French Fried Onions - pity.
White & Green Beans
  • 1 Pound Fresh Green Beans (cleaned and trimmed)
  • 1 3/4 Cups Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 teaspoons Agave Nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Braggs Liquid Amino Acids
  • 1 Can Cannellini Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 teaspoons Lemon Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons French Fried Onions (optional)
In your Dutch oven or a large saucepan, heat Water over a medium heat till it begins to boil. Then toss in Green Beans and cover. Let simmer for around 3 minutes or until your Green Beans are tender.

Then stir in the remaining ingredients except  Lemon Pepper and French Fried Onions with a large wooden spoon. Let simmer for another 1 minute.

Serve with Lemon Pepper and French Fried Onions over the top and some black olives to do this with (also optional).


4 comments:

  1. Oh, Thank You! Definitely serving this for thanksgiving!

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  2. So, I know that there is a whole editing process that has to go on and stuff, but do you have an anticipated date of publication for your book?

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  3. This looks delicious! I would love if you shared this in my vegetable recipes Blog Hop. Enter it for a chance at a Starbucks prize package! http://bit.ly/sg4tTf

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  4. This recipe is really tasty with butter instead of olive oil!

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