Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Not yo' mama's green beans and Lentil Pecan Burgers

Not yo' mama's green beans
Originally uploaded by plainsight.
We went to a potluck at James' boss's house last weekend. I brought this recipe for marinated green beans... I call it "Not Yo' Mama's Green Beans." I used to make it when I was cooking for the health-food store in North Carolina, but I don't remember the genesis of the recipe--I remember adapting it from something else, but I don't remember what.

Anyway--The green beans are marinated with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, shallots and toasted, ground almonds. It's pretty yummy, and makes great picnic food.

We also brought lentil pecan burgers--I love these, they used to be one of Selma's favorites when she was a toddler, and for some reason I haven't maed them in a long time--made with lentils, oats, brown rice and pecans--I make the patties and freeze them so they hold together on the grill. Of course all the non-veg folks wanted to eat them too, I find this always happens. I doubled the recipe so we'd have lots of leftovers, and my cousin Johanna and I ate burgers for lunch all week long--yum! I like to have the burgers with godess dressing, but they're good with the usual (I'm sorry we don't have a picture, but I think we'll be making them again soon.)


Melody said...

The burgers sound great!

KleoPatra said...

I'm with Melody!!

Anonymous said...

publish the burger recipe please!