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French Green Beans
Submitted by: Cathie
1 9-ounce package frozen French-style green beans
1 4 1/2-ounce jar sliced mushrooms, drained
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
toasted slivered almonds
Cook green beans according to package directions; drain. Add mushrooms and keep warm. Combine butter, rosemary and basil; drizzle over bean mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 2 servings.

Grilled Peppers and Apples
Submitted by: Barbiel
3/4 pepper
3/4 apple
1 1/2 teaspoons oil
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon rosemary leaves, crushed
1/16 teaspoon garlic powder
1/16 teaspoon salt
1/16 teaspoon black pepper
Cut apples and peppers in wedges and toss them with all ingredients. Broil or grill the tossed apples and peppers 15 minutes. Makes 2 servings.

Asparagus with Mushrooms and Fresh Coriander
Submitted by: Barbiel
1/2 lb fresh asparagus
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons chopped, fresh coriander
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon chopped shallots
freshly ground black pepper
Trim off tough part of asparagus stalk, about 2 to 3 inches from bottom. Use a vegetable peeler to scrap asgaragus to about 1 inch from top. Cut asparagus on diagonal into 1 inch pieces. Melt butter in a non stick frying pan. Add mushrooms and cook over high heat, tossing and shaking, until mushrooms are lightly browned. Add asparagus. Cook, stirring and tossing for about 1 minute. Add shallots, salt, sugar and pepper. Sprinkle with coriander. Cook for 30 seconds. Serves 2.

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