The latest CBC meet at Zha cafe with a very thoughtful agenda of ‘Book Sharing’ …of course there was food, laughter, songs, poetry and story telling too.
Goodies for the blogger friends….Well, coming back to the boxes of goodies in the picture, these were a few weeks back for a bunch of young, energetic and creative friends for a group on Facebook I am part of. Here is what I baked, Cocoa Brownies & coffee cake and shared with all the CBC friends in a recent meet at Zha cafe. Check the recipes for Coffee cake and Cocoa Brownies on my other blog. This healthy snack of roasted fresh tender green beans was on the dinner table with a large vegetable Pizza I packed for children while returning back from the CBC meet in the evening. Roasted Green Beans
Method; Bring 2 cups of water to boil. Cut the tail ends of the fresh beans and snap them into two.
Add the beans in boiling water, cover with a tight lid and cook for 2 minutes. Drain the beans and put them in cold water.
Heat oil in a wok or a large shallow pan, add beans and stir fry for just 2 minutes on medium heat.
Add lemon juice, sprinkle sesame seeds (Til), salt, black pepper powder (Kali mirch) and toss the beans to coat well with all the ingredients.
Roasting; Pre heat oven to 230°C, line a baking tray with parchment paper or just coat the tray with vegetable oil.
In a large bowl toss all the ingredients together.Arrange the beans evenly on the grease baking tray ad roast for 15-20 minutes. Transfer the roasted beans in a serving bowl, drizzle the lemon juice and serve.
I am not good at writing but could just about manage to scribble a few lines about the food I cook & photograph for this blog. I am more comfortable with an empty canvas, a paint brush and colors to express my thoughts.