side dish

There’s nothing like fresh green beans! This recipe is the perfect mix of sweet sautéed garlic and salty tamari. Feel free to use soy sauce instead if you are not sensitive to gluten.

The best part: it is simple, fast and your kids will be asking for more!

Garlic Green Beans with Tamari Glaze

Garlic Green Beans with Tamari Glaze

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cups fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. tamari
  • freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat until hot.
  2. Add green beans and saute for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add garlic and continue to stir until green beans and garlic are starting to brown and the beans are crisp-tender.
  4. Add tamari sauce and stir to coat.
  5. Season with freshly ground pepper to taste.
http://wholesomemama.com/recipe/garlic-green-beans-with-tamari-glaze/

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When my husband and I changed our diet to include whole grains, one of the changes we made was switching from white rice to brown. White rice has been stripped of a good portion of its nutrients and contains less fiber. Brown rice has a slightly nutty flavor, and like other whole grains, is more filling than its white counterpart. You can read more about the comparison between white and brown rice by clicking here.

I created this rice pilaf recipe out of a desire to put a little pizzazz into plain brown rice. This is the perfect recipe to introduce friends or family members to brown rice if they are used to eating white.

I guarantee your kids will love it {and your hubby too!}

Brown Rice Pilaf with Almonds

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Serves 8

Brown Rice Pilaf with Almonds

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup slivered or sliced almonds
  • 1 tsp. "Better Than Bouillon" Organic Chicken Base (buy mine at Costco)
  • 1 tsp. Spike All Natural Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 4 cups brown rice, cooked (I use Lundberg's short grain organic brown rice from Costco)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced

Instructions

  1. Heat large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add olive oil and butter once the skillet is hot.
  3. Once the butter has melted, add the onion and celery and cook until the onions become translucent and the celery begins to soften, about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Add the almonds and stir frequently until they are lightly toasted.
  5. Add chicken base and seasonings and stir until dissolved.
  6. Add rice and thoroughly mix together until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in fresh parsley and serve.
http://wholesomemama.com/recipe/brown-rice-pilaf-with-almonds/

What is your favorite way to eat brown rice?

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