Saturday, January 10, 2015

Green Beans with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Pignolias and Basil

 Friday morning had me feeling a little melancholy, and much nicer than looking at myself in the mirror and dealing with my issue, head-on, was developing a new recipe using green beans and sun-dried tomatoes, and of course, taking food photos.

Not sure that I can really call it "developing a recipe", because I didn't measure anything, nor will I include measurements here. What I will give you is a list of ingredients and you can let me know what worked for you.

green beans
sun-dried tomatoes
extra virgin olive oil
coconut vinegar
Sicilian sea salt

Steam green beans until tender crisp
lightly saute thick slices of garlic and sun-dried tomatoes in extra virgin olive oil
add pine nuts to softened garlic and tomatoes and cook until very lightly colored
slice basil
combine green beans, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts and chopped basil 
season with extra virgin olive oil, coconut vinegar and sicilian sea salt

So, does that read like a recipe to you? 

Salad was delicious, picture taking was therapeutic, and pretending I'm ok, well.... truth is je suis triste. This post is an apt description of how I'm feeling. Functional, superficially, but stripped of my voice and its expression. There's a part of me that says "really, it's just green beans..." I recognize that as the same part that suppresses my emotive expression, so I'm on to something. A little something.


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