yesterday was a beautiful day in NYC, so we all headed out to central park to lounge in the grass. i had my appointment to meet with my recruiter today about a job, and just wanted to take it easy last night, so no heavy cooking for me. when we got back to brooklyn, we could smell burgers & bar b q, so i decided to have some veggie cheeseburgers for our dinner. i had some green beans and fresh corn on hand, and dinner came together in a snap. (two veggie servings! i’m so proud.) the very simple recipes are down below.
Vegan Boca Burgers, grilled
whole wheat buns, toasted
Toffutti american cheese slices, melted on to bun tops
veganaise, dijon mustard and ketchup
easiest corn on the cob:
3 tbsp. water
3-4 ears of corn, husked
2 qt covered microwaveable dish, or big microwaveable bowl covered with plastic wrap
salt & pepper
clean corn and place into dish with water. cover and microwave for 7 minutes to steam. remove from microwave when ready to serve, and butter, salt & pepper to taste.
easy garlic green beans: (this works great on asparagus too!)
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or minced
1 lb green beans, trimmed
1 tsp. lemon juice
salt & pepper
pre-heat oven to 400*. put aluminum foil on a cookie sheet and mist it with olive oil. combine garlic, green beans lemon juice salt & pepper together and spread as a single layer, and spray with more olive oil. if you do not have a sprayer (i use a misto!) then a couple of tablespoons should work, so they’re coated.
pop it into oven for 15 – 22 minutes depending on your oven/desired texture. give them a stir halfway through. i left them in for about 22 minutes, and they were like green bean fries. at 15 minutes they were still plump. up to you!