The Writer in Black

The Writer in Black

Monday, September 8, 2014

Feeding the Active Writer

The holiday season is creeping up on us.

I grew up with big holiday feasts.  Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob, candied yams, Pumpkin Pie and, well, all sorts of big, heavy, yummy, foods.

Nowadays I can't eat like that.  Carbs.  Sugar.  Bad juju for the diabetic writer.

So I had to find substitutes.  And that brings us to one of those substitutes today, a side dish to go with your main entree.

Green beans sauteed with bacon and garlic.

This is relatively simple, in keeping with the "active writer" aspect, but quite tasty.

4 slices bacon
1/4 cup finely minced onion.
2 Tbsp minced garlic (I've mentioned that I like garlic, right?)
1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed.

Fry the bacon in a large frying pan over medium heat until crispy.  Remove from the pan, leaving the grease, and set aside.
Add the onion and the garlic to the pan.  Stir-fry until the onion is softened.
Add the green beans to the pan.  Stir fry until they're bright green. (You'll recognize the color change when you see it.)
Turn the heat to low.
Crumble the bacon.  If it doesn't crumble into small pieces, chop.
Add the bacon to the green beans and toss together.
Transfer to a serving dish and set out alongside the rest of your feast.  And it will be a feast.


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