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 »
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle ChileNovember 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 • Read More »
Roasted Brussels SproutsNovember 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 • Read More »
Grilled Monterey Jack and Corn QuesadillasSeptember 29, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Grilled Monterey Jack and Corn Quesadillas | Filed in: Appetizer, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Snack, Southwestern, Vegetarian.
Not only are quesadillas super easy to whip up but they make a great snack, lunch or light dinner. This particular recipe is jazzed up with a creamy, smoky chipotle and corn filling…it’s delicious! Serve the quesadillas with mixed greens drizzled with Southwestern Vinaigrette and you’ve got a tasty meal! Note: The recipe calls for a grill • Read More »
Oven-Roasted FriesSeptember 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 • Read More »
Basmati Rice with Sweet Onions and Summer HerbsAugust 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. • Read More »
Grilled Vegetable Platter with Picnic VinaigretteAugust 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 • Read More »
Summer Wheat Berry SaladAugust 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 • Read More »
Grilled Portobella Sandwiches with Tomatoes, Mozzarella & BasilJuly 2, 2012 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Grilling/BBQ, Italian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Vegetable, Vegetarian.
I made this Italian-inspired sandwich recently for a friend’s birthday lunch. It’s hearty, delicious and a creative way to enjoy a meat-free meal! Think of a caprese salad (tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar) in the form of a sandwich with the addition of a grilled portobella mushroom…Delish! To prep the portobella mushrooms, cut off • Read More »
Thymed Carrots Glazed with VinegarJanuary 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 • Read More »