Stir Fried Green Beans and Cashews

So hubby looks at me the other day and announces he’d like to go “Vegetarian” for a month. I agreed, we sat down with with a couple of my cook books that we haven’t tried anything out of and we came up with about 3 weeks of recipes that we’d like to try. Today was day 1 and so far so good. I did have to adjust the recipe to our likes and food availability. And now I have to and adjust all my menus for the month!

1 pound green beans; washed, trimmed & cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 cup cashews, chopped small
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 cup soy sauce
Juice of 1 orange*
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic, jar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water

  • In a small bowl whisk together the sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, garlic and orange juice until well blended. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl whisk the cornstarch and water together. Set aside.
  • In a skillet melt butter over medium high heat.
  • Stir fry the green beans 5-7 minuted until tender.
  • Add the cashews and soy sauce mixture.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add cornstarch mixture and simmer just until the sauce thickens and the beans are well glazed.

We had it with a slice of fresh bread and cantaloupe.
*You could substitute chicken broth.

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