Meatless Monday, with a side of Green Beans

Vore will endure the vegetarian lifestyle. Once a week. And only for one meal.

And so tonight was Meatless Monday black bean burger night, which I’ll note that he actually likes. I made a few standards: homemade buns, Mama Pea’s burgers, and sweet potato coins. But we did venture out just a smidge.

Remember when I told you about my client with the cool campus? I came home with more fresh local produce, this time by way of our new neighbor who works with the US Green Building Council. She brought organic turnips to share, and I was quick to take a handful.

Aren’t they lovely? Here’s a simple side that lets the turnips shine.

Buttered Green Beans with Roasted Turnips

1 cup turnips, peel and cubed.

1 8 oz haricots verts

1/2 tablespoon butter

1/2 teaspoon Greek seasoning

Kosher salt, to taste

*Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

*Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper, then spray it liberally with olive oil.

*Roast the turnips for 20 minutes.

*Steam the green beans in the microwave. I used a steam-in-bag package and cooked for 2 minutes 30 seconds.

*Combine green beans, turnips, butter and seasonings. Toss to coat.

Does your family practice Meatless Monday? What’s your favorite dish? 

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