Tag Archives: Side Dishes

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Hi everyone!  I’ve been taking a break from posting as I adjusted to being a mom of 3 (!), but I certainly haven’t taken a break from cooking.  And so now that my littlest one is a little more settled, I thought it was high time I shared with you one of my new favoriteRead More

The Best Broccoli Salad

The Best Broccoli Salad

I am in love with this recipe.  Seriously, it is so surprisingly good, it even got my “but I don’t LIKE broccoli” insisting 4-yr-old to utter words I never expected to hear: “more broccoli please!” So here’s the gist: the broccoli is raw, but tossing it with the hot, vinegar-y dressing is enough to turn it aRead More

The Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes

The Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Ok, I know, that’s a really gutsy title for a recipe.  But, as a sweet potato lover for as long as I can remember, I feel qualified to say that this method of making sweet potatoes, if not actually the “best”, is amazingly delicious in addition to being so easy and so good for us!Read More

Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

As my farmer’s market wraps up, a few staples that have been consistently available for the past few weeks are winter squash, potatoes, and leeks.  One of my goals for this winter is to get better at making soup, and so potatoes and leeks immediately made me think of potato leek soup.  Many recipes outRead More

Slow Cooker Apple Sauce

Slow Cooker Apple Sauce

As much as I love the produce of summer (fruit and tomatoes in particular!), I have to say, I am awfully excited for fall.  Not only do I absolutely love the changing colors of the leaves and the cooler temperatures, but apple season makes me incredibly happy.  I am guilty of buying imported organic applesRead MoreRead More

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters

As a follow up to my previous Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe, I wanted to share with you my other favorite use for extra zucchini – fritters!  I just tried this recipe for the first time last month, and I think I’ve made 4 batches since then.  This one is great if you have TONSRead MoreRead More

Basic Cole Slaw

Basic Cole Slaw

For a long time I thought I didn’t like cole slaw.  I am generally not a huge fan of mayo, and also assumed that I didn’t like cabbage for no particular reason (I am slowly working my way through all of the foods I still have residual fears of from being a really picky kid!).Read More

Asparagus and Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Asparagus and Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Last week I told you about the Mini Spinach and Cheddar Frittatas I made for the peanut’s naming.  In addition to an egg dish, I wanted to include a light and summery salad.  I had a hard time thinking of what to do that wouldn’t overlap with the veggies already present as a side forRead More

Simple Falafel

Simple Falafel

Falafel is not something I grew up eating, but at some point a few years back, hubby must have decided to order some and I discovered how delicious it is.  I have had it a few times since, but it never occurred to me to make it at home.  That is, until I signed theRead More

Charoset, kid friendly and nut free!

Charoset, kid friendly and nut free!

Those of you who celebrate Passover know that the holiday has its benefits (matzo ball soup!) and drawbacks (how long has this seder been dragging on??).  On the plus side for me is definitely charoset – this sweet apple and walnut mixture comes near the end of the seder, and marks the beginning of theRead More