Well, I recently discovered that vegan buttery spreads (not the low fat varieties) may be browned with the same great results. (I tried both Earth Balance Original and Earth Balance Soy-Free, and it is my feeling that the Earth Balance Original works a little better, but they both work. In these pics I am using the soy-free).
|Stir almonds constantly while toasting over medium heat, |
until fragrant. If you stop to take a picture, one or two might burn ; )
Green Beans Almondine
Toast in dry skillet:
Slivered Almonds (unless you have some all ready in the freezer)
1 package frozen Green Beans, Any style
1-2 Tablespoons Vegan Buttery Spread
Add & saute very briefly
Steamed Green Beans
Serve & Enjoy!
|Vegetables may be steamed in the microwave in a microwave-safe serving bowl |
following directions on vegetable package. This saves a dish at washing-up time
and can compensate for not having a steamer basket in your kitchen.
|Place a microwave safe plate over the serving bowl for the perfect steamer.|
|As buttery spread melts, it will bubble and loose its extra liquid.|
|When Buttery Spread is done bubbling and gets a golden to dark brown color, |
it is ready for the veggies to be added.
This is VERY hot, despite the fact it is no longer "boiling."