Haricot Verts with Walnuts

Have you heard about the fastest, healthiest Thanksgiving side dish?  No?  Well, allow me to introduce you.  Meet haricot verts (pronounce air-co-vair.)  These little French green beans are fresh, delicious, and the perfect addition to any fall menu.

Healthiest Thanksgiving Dish by Amanda's Apron

I made this last Thanksgiving, and it’s such a quick dish to prepare that I made it while all the other dishes were being plated.

Haricot Verts with Walnuts by Amanda's Apron

Haricot Verts with Walnuts Recipe serves 4-6

12-14 ounces fresh French green beans

handful of walnuts

1-2T walnut oil

salt to taste

Farmers Market Salad

On this lovely Friday, I will be sharing yet another food I love: salad!  This sounds funny and maybe even weird, but I truly love salad!  Don’t get me wrong, I love ice cream and cookies, too, so maybe the love I have for salad is a subconscious justification for my love of dessert.

I love that salad can be so diverse, have basically any ingredients in it, and in general, is very healthy.  I try to up my fruit and veggie intake as much as possible, and a healthy salad is a great way to do that.

Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette

Last week I went to a local downtown farmers market and was delighted by this delicious find from Winter Park Honey.

Blackberry Honey from Winter Park Honey on Amanda's Apron

I always buy local, raw honey, and usually it’s an orange blossom flavor or tupelo. I had never tried blackberry honey before! It is so unique, yummy, and I highly recommend it. It, along with my other market purchases inspired me to make a farmers market salad. And of course, every good salad needs a delicious homemade dressing!

Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe from Amanda's Apron

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