Post Tagged with: "vegetable sides"

Simple and Sweet Pepperoni Pizza

Who loves pizza? Really, I think the question should be who doesn’t! Pizza is one of the iconic foods of summer, plus it’s really fun to make your own. So call the kids down, invite some friends and family over, and have some good old summer fun. Here’s a simple, but tasty Pepperoni Pizza recipe [...]

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Stuffed Peppers and Enchilada Seconds

In college, I would look forward to Cinco de Mayo as an excuse to get together with a bunch of friends to dance and party. Now that I’m a foodie, I have a different appreciation for this holiday. It’s no longer about the party. It’s about the celebration of the Mexican heritage and the amazing [...]

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St. Patty’s Chicken

Need a healthy meal before you drink down a bunch of green beer? I have you covered! This recipe fits the bill for being green and is the perfect dish to get you ready for spring.  Aside from cooking, another passion of mine is traveling. Of course, during our travels we love to eat. My inspiration to create [...]

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Crispy Thyme Carrots

Easter is on its way and we have the perfect recipe to lure that silly rabbit into your house (to leave a basket of goodies for the kids).  This recipe is easy to make; serve it this year on your on Easter buffet. Ingredients: 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme, plus another sprig for garnish – roughly chopped [...]

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Orange Rice Salad

So like most people, we love carbs and rice is truly one of our favorites. There are many diets out there that have us steering clear of starchy carbs. These diets work, but it’s only a matter of time before you miss the carbs.  We try to choose everything in moderation. If we’re going to indulge on a [...]

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Tomato Beet Stacks

I am thinking Tapas!  In Vienna, Va there’s this amazing little place called Maple Ave Restaurant.  My girlfriends and I often meet there for a girl’s night. One of our favorite tapas on their menu is their heirloom beet salad.  Recently, I hosted a bridal shower for one of the girls at my house and I was so [...]

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Parsley Roasted Chicken w/ Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Tomatoes

It’s still brussel sprout season and you’re going to see several recipes for these little cuties. We can’t seem to get enough of them and our favorite cooking method is to roast them in the oven. Known sometimes as wild cabbage, brussel sprouts can provide special cholesterol lowering benefits. Looking to lower those high scores [...]

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Honey Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

Potatoes are one of the most popular sides, especially for those meat and potato guys out there. If you’re a little tired of having regular potatoes, then try sweet potatoes for a change. Here’s our recipe for honey cinnamon sweet potatoes, of which your meat and potato guy will approve.

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Tastefully Simple Garlic and Onion Roasted Potato Medley

I recently discovered purple potatoes at my local farmer’s market. I never knew these purple potatoes existed; boy have I been missing out! While these purple potatoes don’t really taste any different from other fingerling pototes, they sure do make an amazing persentation. Now that I know what I am looking for, I have even [...]

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Green Lovers Rice Salad

We’ve all had a side of rice with our meals and it’s usually a pretty basic, simple rice or a store-bought mix full of preservatives.  Why not cook up something fresh, lively and healthy instead?  Jasmine rice is a wonderful white rice that accompanies a variety of dishes.  Liven it up with some fresh vegetables to make your [...]

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Zucchini Parmesan

Want a comforting dish but need an extra serving of veggies? Let’s take a trip to Italy. Here’s my twist on a classic that will fill your belly and warm your soul. My instructions below are to make homemade marinara sauce. If you’ve had a long day or don’t have fresh herbs or tomatoes on hand, you can [...]

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Asparagus Bundles

Vegetarian meals are something  I crave when I want to make a quick dinner.  There’s something about a bowl of freshly cooked vegetables that hits the spot, not to mention it’s a very healthy meal. For this recipe, I placed the asparagus bundles on a bed of brown rice.  However, if you or your family prefer having [...]

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Roasted Potato Medley

I recently discovered purple potatoes at my local farmer’s market.  I never knew these purple potatoes existed; boy have I been missing out! While these purple potatoes don’t really taste any different from other fingerling pototes, they sure do make an amazing persentation. Now that I know what I am looking for, I have even [...]

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Beet Salad Bites

Summer is in full swing and beets are popping up all over your local farmers markets. Right now, you can find purple, red and yellow beets. Each have a similar flavor profile, but the yellow is my favorite. They have a simple sweet element and remind me of sunshine. Perhaps you don’t think you don’t [...]

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Smashed Salt & Vinegar Potatoes

This delicious side dish can be made year round and be served with a variety of proteins, such as chicken, steak or pork.  One of the best times to serve this dish though has to be summer since it’s the season for cookouts and BBQs.  We recently made these to compliment grilled New York Strips and cooked them [...]

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