Side Dishes & Vegetables

Easy and Useful Take Out for a Friend In Need or New Parents! A La Carte Wraps with Herb Goat Cheese Spread/Sauce or Dressing

  Do you ever have the take your friend dinner dilemma?  What to bring for a new mom or family or friend home recovering after surgery?  Well, join the club!  It’s not easy to find a dish that isn’t loaded with fat and is also easy to keep warm...

Multiplicity! Herb Goat Cheese Spread?, Sauce?, Dressing? You Decide!

   

Dinner Dash: Savory Asparagus Sauce to Accompany Anything You Dish Up!

     Do you ever catch yourself with a chicken breast, rice pilaf or pasta that is in desperate need of a pick me up?  This creamy yet richly textured sauce using asparagus as its base, not only incorporates nutrition in a new way, but it’s really tasty too!...

Quick Spring Appetizer: Endive Salad Bites with Creamy Dijon and Minced Leek Dressing

Just in time for the upcoming spring season, I wanted to create a post for a spring menu that is simple to prepare with no cooking necessary.  Spring time also seems to bring out the brunches, luncheons and ladies gatherings.  This little bite is really tasty and easy, but...

Game Day Super Side: Crispy Italian Fingerling Potatoes

As promised, this is the recipe using the Homemade Italian Seasoning that was previously posted.  These potatoes were inspired by a favorite side at an Italian eatery I often dine at.  They are uniquely crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, with a coating that made them...

Put A Dent In Your Spice Cabinet! Homemade Italian Seasoning

Rosemary, Basil, Thyme…Spices are to your meals as peanut butter is to jelly.  They enhance and complete your dishes, and without them you are left with bland, lackluster food.  On the flip side, if you allow your spices to linger in your cabinet for too long, they eventually lose...

Your New Fall Staple, Honey & Thyme Roasted Figs

If you have been perusing the grocery isles lately, chances are that you have begun to see the second round of fresh figs making an appearance.  To me, nothing feels more like fall than fresh figs and red wine, hmmm.   I decided to post a recipe with a...

Dinner Dash: Ginger Soy Salmon with Chopped Veggies

  Need another reason to add Salmon to your diet?  It’s quick to cook can be that reason.  This dish is high on flavor, quick on time.  It has it all…taste, vegetables, serving of fish, healthy oils and low in fat.  Be careful though to not add salt to...

Watermelon Salsa: Two Ways

Well parents, it’s here…Summer Break!  School is out, for us anyways and will be soon for the rest of you!  Many of you will be hitting the roads or sending out an invitation to a fun Memorial weekend gathering.  Because this last 2 weeks of school has been nuts,...

Fresh Veggie Mustard Chicken Salad

Here is the final installment!  A couple of weeks ago I featured the recipe for Beer Braised Pork Loin and Red Cabbage.  That recipe got me thinking….how could I use a healthy vegetable like red cabbage in another dish?  So, last week the Quinoa Salad with Sautéed Red Cabbage...

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