Between the green beans, shallot, garlic and olive oil a caramelization occurs, which turns this dish candy-like.
I started roasting beets at home after working in a restaurant where having roasted beets were a staple. They were used often as one of the components to the many appetizer selections; adding color and texture and sweetness.
Several months back I started to hear the word "paleo" cropping up more and more. Not knowing too much about it, except that it was the caveman diet, I purchased a paleo book. Sorry, didn't notice the name, but I do remember it was heavy!
You're barbecuing. You have plenty of food. You survey the vegetables you're going to serve and start to second guess yourself. You begin to feel the vegetables are heavily out-weighted by the amount of protein you're going to serve. You quickly need another vegetable to add to the table ... that's where Bloomin' Onions come in! They are a wonderful addition to almost any barbecue. They are simple and easy to prepare. And best of all, they are delicious!!