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Healthy Gourmet Green Beans


I LOVE green beans. But I rarely know what to do with them besides slathering them in butter. So in my quest to eat healthier, I came across this gourmet green beans recipe from Shape magazine that I absolutely can’t get enough of. If spot green beans out at a farmers’ market this week, make sure to pick up a batch for this easy & healthy recipe.

Here is my step-by-step pictorial for easy gourmet green beans. I have made this recipe for friends/family and for special occasions. It’s always a big hit and a fancy way to dress up your vegetables or for Thanksgiving dinner. Thoroughly rinse off 1 lb. of green beans and prepare homemade vinaigrette recipe.


Trim the ends off of the green beans and bring water to a boil


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Roasted Tomato Soup


I’ve been working my way through ALL the soups lately. My cold had me craving chicken noodle soup, matzo ball soup, wonton noodle soup and now we have come to this delicious healthy roasted tomato soup recipe. I found this in Shape Magazine and it’s been a staple in my recipe binder since.

If you’re heading to a farmers’ market this weekend, pick up a bunch of ripe tomatoes and  whip up this batch of soup to pair with a tuna melt or grilled cheese for your Sunday night. Here’s the recipe: