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3 ingredient garlic charred green beans {paleo + vegan}

Are you guys ready for the best + easiest veggie side dish to hit your dinner tables?! If the answer is YES than say hello to garlic charred green beans!! 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼

3 ingredient garlic charred green beans! The easiest and most delicious side dish you've ever laid your eyes on. Ready in 15 minutes flat, these green beans are great paired with any main dish - or made at the beginning of the week and added to lunch // dinner // breakfast bowls throughout the week!

The first time I made these was when I was trying to make a green vegetable SO delicious that even a 5 year old would fall in love (#nannylife), and guess what? Totally worked. And now I’m in love with them, too.

3 ingredient garlic charred green beans! The easiest and most delicious side dish you've ever laid your eyes on. Ready in 15 minutes flat, these green beans are great paired with any main dish - or made at the beginning of the week and added to lunch // dinner // breakfast bowls throughout the week!

I’m going to get right down to it with this post – we’re going to be about as short and sweet as the time it takes to make this fabulous dish, cuz there’s not much to say except the basics! And that way you can get right along with cooking yourself up a batch of these tender, charred, garlicky green beans.

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vibrant kale salad with chili flecked lemon tahini dressing {gluten free + dairy free}

 

vibrant kale salad with chili flecked lemon tahini dressing | www.nyssaskitchen.com

well here we are at monday, looking back on some very real tragedy from the week passed. if ever there were circumstances to challenge the depth of the warmth and gratitude that we created over the holiday then this was it.

it’s almost impossible to know what to say or do during a time like this. heartbreak and sadness have a tendency to stop us in our tracks in that way, but we have to do something.

keep going.

make real decisions about priorities that will keep our light as human beings alive & bright.

I saw this quote posted on social media earlier this week & it has been running through my head over and over as a kind of a mantra to keep me focused on what matters most.


we can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid,
or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder.
we always have the choice.
Dalai Lama


so I’m choosing to stay soft, stay kind. in every way possible. and creating awareness of ways to put this choice into material, tangible form.

for me this means telling my people how much I love them. staying present. looking for small ways to help those in my little corner of the world. and continuing to cook food and share recipes with you.

because sometimes food can say so much more than words.

this week that dish is a vibrant kale salad with a tahini and chili dressing. there’s beets, carrots, cabbage, radishes, green onions and some sesame and sunflower seeds for added crunch. it’s a light dish but also hearty enough to keep us going. a salad that helps us take care of ourselves so we can make sure that we have some extra of whatever we want to give to share with the world.

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garlicky harissa and buttermilk roasted chicken drumsticks

buttermilk and harissa roasted chicken drumsticks | www.nyssaskitchen.com

who doesn’t love a quick and easy dinner? especially one that is protein rich and fills up your house with the mouthwatering aroma of roasting garlic, harissa and chicken.

buttermilk and harissa roasted chicken drumsticks | www.nyssaskitchen.com

pretty sure the only thing that was disappointing about making these drumsticks was the fact that there wasn’t enough for everyone to pack some for lunch tomorrow. lesson learned! won’t be making that mistake again.

throw together your marinade before bed, or in the morning before you leave for work (I promise it won’t take you more than 5 minutes! happy dance! happy dance!) preheat your oven, pat them dry, and bake for a healthy 30 minutes while you throw together a salad and you’ll be patting yourself on the back for a well executed home cooked meal that looks and tastes like it took a whole lot more effort than it actually did.

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