First Giveaway!

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Because the week has felt extra long. Because it’s Friday. Because I have officially been blogging for a month. Because I love you. I am giving away these adorable Anthropologie whale measuring cups! All you have to do is answer a question in the comments below and leave your email address. This will go until 8pm tonight! So let’s get to business. In my CSA this week, I got about 5 pounds of green beans. I’ve roasted them. I’ve done an Asian thing with them. My question for you is what is your favorite way to eat green beans? Just leave your answer in a comment! I look forward to reading all of your entries. Good luck! Oh, and happy Friday!

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39 Comments on First Giveaway!

  1. Janet
    July 25, 2014 at 1:50 pm (3 years ago)

    Steamed with butter & salt. Fresh green beans only!

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  2. Ashlee
    July 25, 2014 at 1:56 pm (3 years ago)

    I dress my green beans with a silky coating of butter, a plethora of garlic and a dash of sea salt. Simple, yet delicious.

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  3. Rose Rodkey
    July 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm (3 years ago)

    With a fork!! After they’ve been sautéed with a little soy sauce 🙂

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  4. Ali
    July 25, 2014 at 2:01 pm (3 years ago)

    Fresh beans, steamed, with a little butter and sea salt!

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  5. Allison t
    July 25, 2014 at 2:06 pm (3 years ago)

    I love to do the Asian thing with mine too. Haha. Other than that, that are great sautéed with olive oil, garlic, a little sriracha or crushed red pepper flakes, and Worcestershire sauce! You don’t even need salt. If you want the sauce to coat them better, thicken it with a little brown sugar or honey and let it caramelize. Have fun! 🙂

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    • Angela Macri
      July 25, 2014 at 4:28 pm (3 years ago)

      Hey! Your recipe sounds similar to mine…
      I wonder how THAT happened, Sis! 😉
      xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  6. Rebekah
    July 25, 2014 at 2:08 pm (3 years ago)

    I fried some recently with a breadcrumb batter that had cayenne, garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper, then drizzled a soy “caramel” over top with fresh green onions. I was trying to go for a Lemongrass taste, which the dish didn’t entirely meet, but it was yummy. Also, creamy green bean casserole with dried onions. Always.

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  7. Michelle
    July 25, 2014 at 2:11 pm (3 years ago)

    We usually steam them and then add butter and garlic salt!

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  8. Melissa Barrick
    July 25, 2014 at 2:22 pm (3 years ago)

    I love them steamed, then tossed with a little coconut oil, sea salt, pepper and slivered almonds!

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  9. Haley
    July 25, 2014 at 2:22 pm (3 years ago)

    I roast mine with fresh garlic, sea salt, olive oil and balsamic vinegar… It’s my favorite way to make them! I do Brussels the same way but add bacon because everything is better with bacon!

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  10. amber Steigerwald
    July 25, 2014 at 2:30 pm (3 years ago)

    Steamed with olive oil and salt and pepper

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  11. Katie
    July 25, 2014 at 2:48 pm (3 years ago)

    I canned “dilly beans” for the first time this summer….kind of like pickles, but with beans. The recipe said let sit 6 weeks before eating so we are still waiting to see if they live up to rumors of deliciousness!

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    • kitchenwithaview
      July 25, 2014 at 8:09 pm (3 years ago)

      You have to let me know how they turn out! That sounds yummy!

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  12. Mindy
    July 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm (3 years ago)

    In my house, we like to sautae them with EVOO, spelt and pepper, and garlic seasonings. Delicious!

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  13. Amy Bogan
    July 25, 2014 at 3:01 pm (3 years ago)

    I have blue lake bush beans in my garden and pick about a pound every 2-3 days. Lately we’ve been eating them steamed with butter and dill. I’m always looking for alternate recipes since this is a crop we plant each year. Thanks for the ideas!

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    • kitchenwithaview
      July 25, 2014 at 8:10 pm (3 years ago)

      Dill on beans! Brilliant!

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  14. Christina C
    July 25, 2014 at 3:01 pm (3 years ago)

    I like to make them into faux dilly beans- in a jar with vinegar, water, chillies, garlic, dill!, & s+p. just leave them in the fridge for a few days then eat. I don’t really know how to can them And keep them crispy!

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    • kitchenwithaview
      July 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm (3 years ago)

      I bet these are to die for! Thanks!

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  15. Stephanie P
    July 25, 2014 at 3:04 pm (3 years ago)

    I love to steam them and throw on some salt and pepper. When growing up my mom used this delicious seasoning on her green beans that she got from her relatives in Germany but I have no idea what it was!

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    • kitchenwithaview
      July 26, 2014 at 1:38 am (3 years ago)

      I’m so curious about this spice!

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  16. Kayla
    July 25, 2014 at 3:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Fried in an onion batter with old bag ranch to dip them in 😉

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    • kitchenwithaview
      July 25, 2014 at 8:12 pm (3 years ago)

      I like the way you think! This might be the beginning of a new friendship.

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      • Kayla
        July 26, 2014 at 2:59 am (3 years ago)

        Only the best way to eat them!! Hope I win the give away!!

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  17. Pam
    July 25, 2014 at 3:10 pm (3 years ago)

    With chip stick!! After cooking with a little chopped ginger, garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce & sriacha sauce! Yummy

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  18. Rachel
    July 25, 2014 at 3:21 pm (3 years ago)

    I like to sauté them in evoo with garlic, sea salt, pepper and lemon zest until the garlic is nice and crispy! Yummy!

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  19. Alyssa
    July 25, 2014 at 3:21 pm (3 years ago)

    Easy! This is America so there’s only one way to cook veggies…BACON! Cook the bacon, take it out and let it drain. Chop up an onion and add it to the bacon grease. Cook until its caramelized. Add some green beans (steam for 20-25 mins. first). In a seperate pan, brown butter. Add the browned butter and the bacon (chopped up) to the pan with the green beans and onions. A little salt, maybe even a little italian seasoning. Have a heart attack and enjoy!

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  20. Carly
    July 25, 2014 at 3:25 pm (3 years ago)

    I love steaming them and mixing in slivered almonds and dried cranberries with a little sea salt and butter!

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  21. Megan J
    July 25, 2014 at 4:14 pm (3 years ago)

    I LOVE fresh green beans sauteed with soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, oil, and red pepper flakes! yum!

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  22. Angela Macri
    July 25, 2014 at 4:26 pm (3 years ago)

    I like to make a variation of Paula Deen’s green bean casserole recipe, but that’s more of a cold weather treat.
    My other fave recipe is to flash steam them, then stir fry ’em with a lil’ garlic, chili paste, and honey. Add a dash of s&p and you have a side dish they’ll be begging for. 😉

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    • kitchenwithaview
      July 25, 2014 at 8:17 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Angela! That’s totally up my alley!

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      • Angela Macri
        July 26, 2014 at 2:48 pm (3 years ago)

        You are QUITE welcome!! I L O V E to cook!! I call myself a mini-foodie. Lol! 😉

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  23. Maureen
    July 25, 2014 at 4:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Blanched and the sautéed with a little garlic and olive oil

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  24. Laura
    July 25, 2014 at 5:03 pm (3 years ago)

    My new favorite is to blanch them (briefly boil and plunge into ice water) then slice on a diagonal and mix into a raw vegetable salad with whatever you desire (fresh zucchini and/or yellow squash, peppers, mushrooms, shallot, cherry tomato, etc) toss with homemade citrus vinaigrette, and then… eat it on the beach 🙂

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    • kitchenwithaview
      July 25, 2014 at 8:18 pm (3 years ago)

      Ummm yes please.

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  25. Gail
    July 25, 2014 at 6:43 pm (3 years ago)

    Old school, the way my mom cooked string beans (she never called them green beans)…cook them with a ham hock, water, salt and pepper.

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  26. Kelly Janssens
    July 25, 2014 at 7:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Look how cute you are! You have a great voice for blog writing 🙂 I like my green beans steamed with almonds, butter, salt & peppa! 🙂

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    • kitchenwithaview
      July 25, 2014 at 8:18 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks for stopping by, Kelly!

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  27. Lauren
    July 25, 2014 at 9:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Blanched & tossed with butter, salt, and candied almond slivers.

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  28. Donna
    July 25, 2014 at 11:54 pm (3 years ago)

    I usually steam them, then use seasoned pepper, but I occasionally will put my steamed green beans in a pan with olive oil, green onions, and chopped bits of cooked bacon.

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