“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 »
Archives: Side Dish
Sauteed Asparagus with Butter & ParmesanApril 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 • Read More »
Triple-Sesame Jasmine RiceFebruary 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 • 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 »
Shredded Brussels Sprouts with BaconNovember 20, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable.
Brussels sprouts…people either love ’em or hate ’em. I happen to love ’em and this recipe elevates the humble, often hated vegetable. I loved the texture of the shredded brussels and the added smokiness and saltiness of the bacon. This is a great side dish for roasted meats, especially turkey and chicken. We had a • Read More »
Sagaponak Corn PuddingAugust 16, 2011 | By andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Casserole, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian.
Give me a spoon and a bucket of this stuff and I’m a happy girl. Okay, maybe that’s a little over doing it. I really do love this recipe, though. Corn pudding (if you’ve never had it before) is a savory baked corn dish that is creamier than cornbread but more dense than a custard. Basically, it’s • Read More »