Category Archives: Vegetables

Summertime Sugar Snap Pea Side Dish

Summertime Sugar Snap Pea Side Dish

Wow – we made this side dish the other night and it was a perfect ten!  Everyone loved its fresh, bright flavors.  Serve it along fish, meat, chicken, pork – perfect with them all! 12 oz sugar snap peas, de-stringed 1/3 c chopped red onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 large tomato, chopped 2 T…Continue Reading

Colorful Stuffed Zucchini Side Dish

Colorful Stuffed Zucchini Side Dish

  This recipe will fit the bill if you are looking for “something different” to serve along your entrée.  Also, it can be made ahead and cooked when needed.  Simple ingredients, simple recipe, simply delicious! 5 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise 1-2 T olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped…Continue Reading

Colorful Roasted Vegetable Side Dish

Colorful Roasted Vegetable Side Dish

Here is an excellent side dish recipe that looks as good as it tastes! One sweet potato peeled and sliced into chunks 8 tri-colored potatoes halved or quartered, skin left on One leak sliced – white and light green part only One bunch asparagus cut in half Half lemon for juice 2 – 3 Tablespoons…Continue Reading

Two Ways to “Dress Up” Cauliflower

Two Ways to “Dress Up” Cauliflower

  Cauliflower has never been an exciting vegetable.  Its lack of color and flavor make it one boring side dish!  However, by adding a few ingredients and changing the cooking method, there is hope!   The inspiration for our cauliflower recipes comes from The Flavor Bible.  The Barnes & Noble web site says, “Winner of…Continue Reading

Easy, Easy Roasted Butternut Squash

Easy, Easy Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is the perfect fall side dish.  It has great color, flavor and texture and is so easy to make.  It is a great side dish for grilled steaks and is also delicious in an arugula salad. One butternut squash – 1 to 1 1/4 pounds 1/4 c. olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground…Continue Reading

Grilled Avocado – Costa Rican Style

Grilled Avocado – Costa Rican Style

Our friends Nick, Yvonne, Andrea & Dean are currently on a vacation in Costa Rica.  They just sent us this wonderful recipe so that we could share it with everyone.  We think it looks delicious and the pictures are great.  Enjoy!! Yvonne says, what a beautifully easy appetizer. Here we are in the middle of…Continue Reading

Roasted Potatoes All Dressed Up

Roasted Potatoes All Dressed Up

A delicious side dish to any meal! 1 pound fingerling or small honey gold potatoes 1 1/2 T. olive oil Fresh ground pepper Kosher salt 1 t. fresh chopped fresh rosemary 1 t. snipped chives or dill freshly grated parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut potatoes in halves or thirds depending upon…Continue Reading

Colorful Squash Sauté

Colorful Squash Sauté

This healthy and colorful side dish will be on your table in minutes! 1 zucchini, sliced in thin strips 1 yellow squash, sliced in thin strips 1/4 cup diced red onion 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup minced dill Extra virgin olive oil Salt and fresh ground pepper Place about 1 tablespoon oil in a…Continue Reading

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

Serve these twice baked potatoes along with our filet recipe and your simple, yet elegant, celebration will be delicious! 4 Idaho baking potatoes (large) 1 T. minced fresh dill 1 T. minced fresh chives  1/2 c. Creme Fraiche 1 T. butter Milk (1/4 c. +) 1/2 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese 3 chopped green onions…Continue Reading

Healthy Black Bean Salad

Healthy Black Bean Salad

This versatile side dish is a great accompaniment to our pork tenderloin recipe.  Not only is it tasty, but also healthy and low-calorie.  Looking for something different to serve for lunch?  Make this dish your main course along with thick sliced Cuban bread.  Enjoy and remember to make every meal a simple celebration! 2 cans…Continue Reading