I love meat. Braised, grilled, smoked, roasted...you name it, I enjoy it immensely. With such a statement, you might think to never ask me how to liven up a vegetable dish. Ooooh, but you should think twice before passing me off on such a request. As much as I love meat, I also adore a tasty vegetable dish. Something that can walk hand in hand, meat and vegetable, like a cliche couple on a beach at sunset. In all the dishes I create, I try as hard as possible to get local ingredients. I admit that choice becomes harder as we get into the throes of Autumn and the hard bite of Winter but do not be discouraged. There is a large list of beautiful vegetables still available that will blow you away with its fresh flavor. It's farms like Crisp Country Acres who grow gorgeous vegetables, BLiS who creates such luxurious Bourbon Maple Syrup and Epicurean Butter who elevates butter with such creamy richness that prods me to make veggies a true star on the plate.
Directions: Heat sesame oil in saute pan on medium/medium high heat. Add carrots and cook for 5 minutes, Stir often. Add brussel sprouts and beans. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring often. Add salt, pepper and maple butter, stir, add maple syrup, remove from heat and stir. Serve warm.