Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Change... 1 Step at a Time

Change the way you think. Start one step at a time.  Give up the french fries and opt for something healthy.  By making small changes through time, you will find that you feel better, have more energy, and your start to look healthier.  I'm not talking about skinny looking, I'm talking about healthy looking skin and better posture. Small changes go a long way. 

Orange-Scented Green Beans with Toasted Almonds


Toasted nuts and fresh orange zest adorn these versatile green beans. Toast the nuts while you steam the beans and you have a polished addition to any meal ready in 15 minutes flat. Double it: Steam the green beans in a Dutch oven instead of a saucepan. 


1 pound green beans, trimmed
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted (see Tip)

1.  Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan, add 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Put green beans in the basket and steam until tender, about 6 minutes. Toss the green beans in a large bowl with oil, orange zest, salt, pepper and almonds.
2.  Toast sliced almonds, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

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