One of our favorite quick veggie sides is spicy green beans. I saute green beans in coconut oil with garlic salt, pink salt and cayenne pepper. Sometimes I cook them a little more al dente and sometimes I get them slightly carmelized. Either way, they are great.
For Christmas I wanted to do something a little different with the green beans. I was cooking a brined turkey, which turned out great, and while it was in the oven I was on the phone with my family in California saying hi to everyone and talking about food (naturally). My niece Mary told me about putting mushrooms in her green beans and that sounded good to me, so I sauted them in butter with garlic, then added sliced mushrooms. They were absolutely delicious! This combo has now replaced spicy green beans as our favorite veggie side.
Simple, but yummy!