Enjoy summer's bounty of vegetables with a surprise garnish. This simplerecipe uses a technique called blanching. Garden fresh green beans arecooked in boiling water and then placed in cold water to stop the cookingprocess. Because of the short cooking time, these blanched green beansare healthy as there is minimal loss of nutrients. The blanching process alsoenhances their green color and keeps them tender crisp.Now the fun part. Though not a real cheese, grated roasted, salted macadamia nuts create a delicious salty addition with a surprising texture similar tograted Parmesan cheese. A nice accompaniment to any main dish.

VERY GREEN BEANS