Hi, all! My mother is getting much better about my veganism (and my boyfriend's vegetarianism), and has decided (mainly to save pots, but hey...) that this Christmas, she's going to just make vegan versions of all the food, instead of making two versions of everything. Our main dish will be tamales, and she'll be getting vegan and meat versions of those, but other than that, everything will be vegan! Yay!
My question is this - my family has a thing for green beans cooked with bacon fat. Personally, I think they're fine by themselves, but I'm wondering if there's a vegan method of flavoring green beans that would produce the same (or near same) flavor result. Any ideas?