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Green beans with cranberries and almond slivers


Wow your guests with this  healthy and delicious vegetarian side dish  at your Thanksgiving party.


1 pound green beans, ends trimmed

1 tablespoons coconut oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ cup dried cranberries

¼ cup slivered almonds

Salt to taste



Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add beans and cook for 3 minutes, until crisp tender. Drain beans.
 and place on a paper towel to remove the excess water.

Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Add coconut oil and swirl to coat pan.. Add garlic and when slightly brown, add green beans and cook, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes.  Season with salt. Add the cranberries and stir for another 2 minutes. Transfer to serving dish. Garnish with slivered almonds. Serve warm or at room temperature.



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Nyna is the Founder and CEO of The Expat Woman, a global platform focused on connecting, supporting and empowering women who have moved abroad or plan to relocate. She is also a LinkedIn coach, consultant, trainer and speaker. LinkedIn played a huge role in my professional journey abroad, helping me build a network of powerful expat women and allies.

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