Category Archives: side dishes

Celery Salad with Edamame and Radish


This is a spontaneous salad that was thrown together at the very last-minute as we were about to have company over and I was a bit unsure if I had enough sides for our impromptu bbq. This salad is very similar … Continue reading

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Farmstand Summer Squash Salad with Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs


Yesterday, the local farmer’s market stands offered a beautiful plethora of the most unusual summer squash, both zucchini and yellow squash. This is a great recipe for the gardener, as well, who is swimming in these vegetables and fresh herbs. It … Continue reading

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Spanish Rice


For years I have wanted to have my own spanish rice recipe similar to those you find at Mexican restaurants. This recipe comes as close to restaurant style as you can find. Perfect for those Tex Mex evenings when going to … Continue reading

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Asparagus with Crispy Prosciutto and Pine Nuts


This is a lovely dish that is perfect for brunch, lunch, and dinner. One cannot go wrong with asparagus, however, coming up with the right recipe can be a challenge. The crunchy prosciutto and nuttiness of the pine nuts are … Continue reading

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Broccoli Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette


I’ve been craving a fresh broccoli salad for some time now. This recipe is quite refreshing and received plenty of compliments from everyone at the table. What makes this salad a bit unique is that the broccoli is sliced very … Continue reading

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Creamy White Bean Soup


White bean soup is a great and simple meal for cooler days. It is also a perfect make ahead soup as the flavors only get better as it sits. This particular recipe is a lighter version because there is a … Continue reading

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Lemon infused quinoa salad with yellow tomatoes, asparagus, & fresh herbs


This week was warmer than usual and is probably why some of the healthier and lighter ingredients have been pulled from the depths of the pantry. It is a perfect side dish to grilled chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetables. It also … Continue reading

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herb roasted carrots


The combination of flavors in this dish should please everyone at the table. Oven roasting carrots brings out their natural sugars and the mixture of herbs used helps to offset the sweetness of the carrots. Carrots offer numerous nutritional benefits such … Continue reading

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farro with sauteed mushrooms, feta, and thyme


Farro is such a versatile grain that offers wonderful texture and meatiness as well as great health benefits. Farro is a great source for fiber, protein, and iron. It is easy to prepare and can be used in a plethora … Continue reading

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sauteed broccoli with orange zest


  broccoli is a standby in our kitchen. when my son was toddler, it is probably the only vegetable that i didn’t have to doctor up in order for him to eat it. he loved a simple squirt of lemon and … Continue reading

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