Archives: Side Dish

Fresh Corn Salad

September 12, 2018 | By andrea | Comments Off on Fresh Corn Salad | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Fresh summer corn is definitely one of life’s simple, old-fashioned pleasures. I will drive way out of my way to a local farm stand to buy farm fresh corn in the summer. This simple summer salad  is easy to make but full of fresh seasonal flavor: sweet, crisp-tender corn, fresh basil, plus a little zing • Read More »

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Grilled Garlic Bread

August 15, 2018 | By andrea | Comments Off on Grilled Garlic Bread | Filed in: Appetizer, Bread, Grilling/BBQ, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish.

Grilling bread is such an easy way to take good artisan bread to the next level! And it can be used to make a variety of appetizers (like bruschetta) or simply be a compliment to a meal. Even a novice cook can tackle this recipe with confidence!! First you need to start with a good • Read More »

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Summer Bean Confetti Salad with Pickled Red Onion Vinaigrette

July 10, 2018 | By andrea | Comments Off on Summer Bean Confetti Salad with Pickled Red Onion Vinaigrette | Filed in: Fresh Produce, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

This recipe for Summer Bean Confetti Salad with Pickled Red Onion Vinaigrette is a great example of simple summertime cooking: it’s fresh, it’s easy to make, and it tastes good! The recipe would also be really easy to double or triple if you needed more than four servings. The only type of beans I could • Read More »

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Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

November 26, 2014 | By andrea | Comments Off on Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce | Filed in: Autumn, Christmas, Condiment, Holidays, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Winter.

I love trying new ways to make cranberry sauce. You can easily have several different types of cranberry sauces, relishes or chutneys at a holiday feast because they’re so easy to make. This recipe for Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce is flavored with a hint of cinnamon, cloves and a double hit of orange (Grand Marnier and freshly-grated • Read More »

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Herb Deviled Eggs

June 21, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Appetizer, Eggs, Recipes, Side Dish, Snack, Vegetarian.

I never met a deviled egg I didn’t like. Seriously, I  love all versions of this classic summer potluck staple! This particular version sports tangy dill pickles, Dijon mustard and white wine vinegar, a punch of flavor from fresh herbs, and a bit of heat from cayenne pepper. Feel free to add more dill and/or chives if • Read More »

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Herb-Roasted Potatoes and Onions

June 17, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Herb-Roasted Potatoes and Onions | Filed in: Potatoes, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

“These potatoes look gourmet!” exclaimed Husband as I handed him his Father’s Day dinner plate that included a grilled rib-eye, these Herb-Roasted Potatoes and Onions, and steamed green beans drizzled with a little olive oil. I love roasted potatoes anyway, but the addition of frizzled onions and fresh herbs takes the deliciousness to another level! As you • Read More »

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Coconut Rice

May 19, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Vegetarian.

Fragrant, steamed jasmine rice is good—but jasmine rice made with coconut milk and fresh ginger is even better! This is a great side dish for Asian-themed meals, and could even be paired with some Caribbean and Latin American dishes. It’s super easy to make and a step up from plain ol’ rice. Garnish with chopped cilantro if • Read More »

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Beet Salad with Pickled Onions and Feta

May 18, 2013 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

If you like beets you’re going to LOVE this salad: Earthy steamed beets tossed with a simple vinaigrette, tangy pickled red onions, salty feta, and fresh parsley…AWESOME! It’s definitely a restaurant-quality salad (actually better than most beet salads I’ve had in restaurants)! My beet-loving dad remarked after tasting it, “Now THIS is a beet salad!” That’s high • Read More »

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Sauteed Asparagus with Butter & Parmesan

April 19, 2013 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable.

  Fresh asparagus is everywhere right now so why not pick some up next time you’re at the market and make this simple side dish. It’s super easy, and goes with a variety of meaty main dishes. Enjoy! Note: Remember to cut the tough, woody ends off each spear of asparagus. Click here to learn how. • Read More »

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Wild Rice with Butternut Squash, Leeks and Corn

December 1, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Wild Rice with Butternut Squash, Leeks and Corn | Filed in: Autumn, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetarian.

Since the holidays are are upon us, here’s a great side dish that will compliment a potpourri of menus. I love the combination of chewy wild rice, roasted butternut squash and sweet corn…delish! This dish goes well with just about any meat, and much of the recipe can be made ahead of time — making • Read More »

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