It has been several months since my last recipe post. I've been moving and shaking, planning a wedding with my other half, and just all around adjusting to our ever changing world.
I've been doing some Love&Grub soul searching and am so excited to be back and bringing you my thoughts and recipes!
If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram (if you dont --> get on it! @loveandgrub) you know that just because I haven't posted a new recipe does not mean I have not been cooking.
And if you do follow me on said social media accounts, you know that there is one veggie that I have recently been OBSESSED with!
Can you guess?
Drum roll please......
Okay, I know it's not the most exciting vegetable to suddenly become obsessed with well into my late twenties, BUT I just never really cared for them before.
And l though steaming veggies allows them to retain more nutrients and fiber, generally speaking, I am not usually a big fan of how they taste.
I prefer my veggies roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper.
However, I tasted steamed green beans at work one day and I was seriously hooked! I buy the steamable bags and either eat them, literally straight of out the bag, or toss them in this ridiculously good sauce, like this tangy, spicy peanut sauce!
Before we get into it, I want to talk about black vinegar, which I searched near and far for.
I found it in an Asian super market but was unable to find it anywhere else locally. It has a malt flavor, slightly tangy and a little sweet. I realize not everyone has the time or desire to go searching, so I found this substitute ratio which I also included in the ingredient list below!
Shall we get cooking?
There you have it!
The green beans are crunchy with a hint of sweetness, combined with this sauce and the tofu, make for a savory and spicy dish!
You can eat this with rice or noodles, or have it as a side dish!
It would be delicious with a drizzle of sriracha or your favorite hot sauce, or even some chopped peanuts for an extra crunch.
However you do it, make it how you love it and as always, I hope you enjoy!
Lots of LOVE,