Category: Side Dishes

Mar 19

Walnut Orzo Pilaf

Next time you prepare orzo, take it in a new direction with thyme, cranberries, pecans, and green onions. Thyme is not my favorite herb, so I reduce the amount I add, and I enjoy this dish. This is a quick and simple dish great for busy weeknights, or a dish you could serve to guests …

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Mar 05

Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad

Want a quick but elegant and delicious side salad? Look no farther, this spinach salad only takes minutes to prepare. A simple bed of spinach with toasted almonds and dried cranberries tossed with an amazing dressing that completely makes this salad. This recipe is for a larger salad, but very easy only to prepare half. …

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Feb 26

Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad

Israeli couscous looks like little pearls, and it’s made from semolina or wheat flour. It has a slightly chewy texture, similar to barley, and because it is toasted, it has a slightly savory flavor. This dish makes getting dinner served quick and easy by grilling your veggies along with your chicken, steak, pork or fish, …

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Jan 31

Cheesy Cauliflower and Broccoli Bake

This easy side dish of cauliflower, broccoli and a delicious cheese sauce can also become a main dish by adding either cooked chicken or ham. Pimientos and Dijon mustard are added to a traditional cheese sauce, and panko bread crumbs tossed in butter are sprinkled on top of the casserole. Since this is a large …

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Jan 22

Roasted Cabbage with Onion Dijon Sauce

Roasted cabbage slices drizzled with an onion-Dijon sauce are quick, simple and delicious. If you’ve never roasted cabbage this could be a game changer for you. Roasting vegetables brings a different taste and texture to them with caramelization and crispy edges. Add a complimentary sauce of butter, onion, Dijon and garlic and you have a …

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Nov 12

Peas with Mushrooms

The holidays are here and you will need a super simple side dish to go with your delicious feast. This is a very simple way to jazz up plain old peas by adding mushrooms, water chestnuts and soy sauce. If you don’t eat soy sauce, I used coconut aminos and salt to taste. Enjoy! 2 …

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Oct 22

Honey-Roasted Carrots

Even though these carrots are a quick dish, I tend to only serve them when the weather is cooler, because they cook at 500 degrees. Nobody wants to be in a hot kitchen in the middle of summer! Baby carrots work great in this dish, but if you can’t find them just halve the larger …

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Oct 08

Seared Cabbage with Lemon and Parmesan

Here’s a different take on cabbage. This is a super quick side dish that is different from any other cabbage dish I have had. Adding lemon zest, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese after a quick saute of cabbage brings a mild flavor and almost creamy texture. It doesn’t take much lemon juice before it is …

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Jul 27

Fennel, Pickled Onion & Apple Salad

Sweet, sour, and crunchy come together providing a refreshing salad for these hot summer days we are in. Picked onions bring the sour, apples the sweetness, and thinly sliced fennel and almonds provide the crunch. The dressing is simple and rounds out the flavors. If fennel is new to you, the bulb has a mild …

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Jun 28

Asparagus, Tomato and Feta Salad

I love just about any dish that uses balsamic vinegar, and this one didn’t disappoint either. Perfect for the summer, this simple, quick and delicious side dish provides a wow factor not only from the flavor but its presentation. Take advantage of fresh summer produce, and enjoy this salad at your next picnic or cookout …

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