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Friday, August 12, 2011

A House Full

Friday again, and another week gone. But a week closer to seeing Mark and days closer to going up North to Lake Superior!  I cannot wait for a few days of relaxing, and spending time with my family.
  My grandparents got in last night from Illinois.  We had a great night laughing, talking, and catching up.  It is good to see my grandparents again, it has been a while!

My dad grilled some amazing salmon last night on the grill, along with baked potatoes, and asian green beans (from the farmers market)!  Have you ever seen Asian green beans?

They are twice the length of "regular" green beans.  However the flavor of the green beans is the same.  
We snapped the asian green beans into bite size pieces, that way they were easier to eat!

Here is my families recipe for how to prepare Asian Green Beans:
One Bunch Asian Green Beans
3-4 Shallots thinly chopped
1/4 Cup Chopped Red Pepper
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 
2-3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
Garlic, and pepper to taste

What you do:
Steam the green beans until almost cooked.  While the green beans are steaming start heating your olive oil in a walk.  Saute your shallots cook until fragrant/translucent.  Add your red pepper, cook till tender.  Once the green beans are done steaming add those in with the shallots and red pepper.  Toss the vegetables with soy sauce and cook till a bit browned!
End product, super tasty, colorful and healthy!
Alright, I have a busy day full of getting ready for my trips, and then a Bridal Shower for Katie!
What is everyones weekend plans?  Anything Exciting?

As always remember to live Happily Ever Healthy


  1. Wonderful! Have a fantastic weekend!

  2. Have fun! and thanks for the recipe :)

    Lots of Love,

  3. whoa, those suckers are HUGE! love them. my bf is coming into town! course prep for obesity and weight management! fun times.

  4. enjoy your time with your family at the lake! i love grilling salmon in the summer and i have seen those beans before but never bought thanks for letting me know what they taste like next time i see them i won't be so scared to buy them. hope you have a great weekend!

  5. those green beans are so fun! Looks like a nice and relaxing place!

  6. oh yay!! most people never have tried these green beans but they are amazing! i love slicing them up in soups and stews <3


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