Archives: Side Dish

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Chile

November 19, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Chile | Filed in Christmas, Holidays, Potatoes, Recipes, Side Dish, Southwestern, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian

I love sweet potatoes (yams) but I’m not a fan of the cloyingly sweet dishes that call for sugar and marshmallows. Instead, I prefer savory sweet potato recipes like this one that includes smoky chipotle chiles. The heat of the chiles is really delicious with the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes. This recipe is perfect […]

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Rice Stuffing with Water Chestnuts, Apples and Hazelnuts

November 17, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Rice Stuffing with Water Chestnuts, Apples and Hazelnuts | Filed in Autumn, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Winter

If you’re looking for a creative stuffing/dressing recipe for this holiday season, you’ll want to give this one a try. I had never tried rice stuffing before and was intrigued by the list of ingredients in this recipe from best-selling author Debbie Macomber: crunchy water chestnuts, toasted hazelnuts, tart apples, and sweet raisins. Hazelnuts (filberts) are grown […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

November 12, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Roasted Brussels Sprouts | Filed in Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian

This is seriously one of the easiest side dishes I’ve ever made. If you like brussels sprouts then you’ll love the extra flavor that roasting brings out in them. If you don’t like brussels sprouts then maybe it’s time to try them. C’mon, I dare you! These pint-sized cabbages are loaded with Vitamins A and […]

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Oven-Roasted Fries

September 18, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Oven-Roasted Fries | Filed in Appetizer, Kid-friendly, Potatoes, Recipes, Side Dish, Snack, Vegetable, Vegetarian

  These delicious thick-cut fries couldn’t be any easier to make! I served them with a smoky Chipotle Mayo dipping sauce along side grilled burgers…sooo good! Instead of using non-stick spray on the baking sheet, I lined it with parchment paper. In the past, I’ve had potatoes stick to the pan even with the non-stick spray but […]

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Basmati Rice with Sweet Onions and Summer Herbs

August 25, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Basmati Rice with Sweet Onions and Summer Herbs | Filed in Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Vegetarian

This easy basmati rice pilaf is flavored with sauteed sweet onions and fresh herbs…simple yet delicious! I recently served it with Cedar-Planked Salmon and Grilled Veggies…a perfect summer meal! Basmati rice is a fragrant variety of long grain rice grown in India and Pakistan. The cooked grains of rice are long and slender, and have a nutty flavor. […]

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Grilled Vegetable Platter with Picnic Vinaigrette

August 20, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Grilled Vegetable Platter with Picnic Vinaigrette | Filed in Grilling/BBQ, Recipes, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian

It’s time to seek out your nearest farmers’ market or farm stand and load up on fresh produce! This versatile recipe for grilled veggies is a perfect way to take advantage of the wonderful summer harvest, and can be served as a side dish to any grilled meat, or added to pastas and paninis. Simple flavors, but oh so tasty! The recipe […]

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Summer Wheat Berry Salad

August 17, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetarian

This simple summery salad is packed with fiber and flavor, and was the perfect lunch on a recent picnic at the beach. I especially love the texture of the chewy wheat berries. It’s also a versatile salad that you can build on — Feta or goat cheese would be great additions, as well as green […]

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Arroz Verde (Green Rice)

May 4, 2012 by andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in Mexican, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish

  When I first saw this recipe for Arroz Verde, I thought the use of milk in the dish sounded a little wierd but let me tell you right now…THIS RECIPE ROCKS! This incredibly flavorful rice dish is easy to make and a great side to any Mexi-themed meal. My 10-year-old son called it (and […]

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Triple-Sesame Jasmine Rice

February 25, 2012 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish

Quick and flavorful, this recipe is a nice side dish for an Asian-themed meal. Jasmine rice, a fragrant long-grain variety, is common in Thai cuisine and available in many grocery stores. Look in the Asian section of your market (or an Asian market) for the sesame oil and both types of sesame seeds. For extra […]

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Thymed Carrots Glazed with Vinegar

January 7, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Thymed Carrots Glazed with Vinegar | Filed in Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Now that it’s the start of a new year, I thought I’d start with a new veggie recipe. So whether you’re vowing to eat more veggies or just looking for an easy side dish, consider trying this one for Thymed Carrots Glazed with Vinegar. It’s more exciting than regular ol’ boiled or steamed carrots, and a great addition […]

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