{PF Chang’s Green Beans}

I love fresh green beans, I buy a huge bag of the organic frozen ones at Costco, and make them all the time. There are so many different ways to make them, and so far this recipe has been my favorite. They are so yummy!


1-2 lbs. fresh green beans, trimmed and cut
2 green onions, chopped thin
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
4 garlic gloves, minced
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
1/4 tsp salt
pepper to taste
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1 tsp white sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tsp corn starch

In a small bowl mix together soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, water, corn starch, salt, and pepper; set aside.

In a wok or large skillet, add oil; let heat over medium high heat for 30 seconds. Add garlic, green onions, and 1 tsp red pepper flakes. Stir fry quickly, for about 30 seconds. Add green beans and stir constantly until they are almost fully cooked, about 3 minutes.
Push green beans to the side, pour sauce into pan, stir to distribute sauce to bottom of pan. Cook for 30 seconds over medium high heat; allow to come to a boil, reduce heat to low, stir to coat green beans with sauce. Cook for 30 more seconds.

Recipe Source: Domestic Super Hero


[Herb Roasted Potatoes}

These are amazing and so simple. I put mine in a big zip lock bag and shake them up until they are well coated. (Sometimes adding in other veggies, like Carrots)  They turned out perfect with great flavor. I Made these over the weekend to go along with a Roast.

¼ cup olive oil
1 ½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 1/2 to 3 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into ½-inch cubes, leave the skin on

Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine all ingredients except potatoes in large bowl or Ziploc bag. Stir (or shake the bag) to blend well. Add the cut potatoes to the seasoning mixture and toss to coat. Transfer the potatoes to a large rimmed baking sheet, spreading out in a single layer. Bake until the potatoes are browned and tender, about 40 minutes, flipping the potatoes with a spatula halfway through cooking.


Recipe Source: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe