Category Archives: Side Dish Recipes

Veggie & Goat Cheese Tart

This Thanksgiving I wanted to try something new for my veggie side dish. While Isabella would’ve been evry happy with green beans and bacon, I was itching to try something new and a little more sophisticated. When I can across … Continue reading

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Ro’s Sausage Stuffing for the Holidays

This is a stuffing recipe that I’ve put together over the years. Make sure you plan to cut up the bread the day before to just let it get crunchy. I usually assemble this recipe early in the morning on … Continue reading

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Bourbon Sweet Potato Brulee

Continuing with my posts to get you through Christmas, I’m moving from desserts and party food to dishes for your Christmas dinner. I ususally make a sweet potato brulee for Thanksgiving and Christmas. ┬áThis year I kicked it up a … Continue reading

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Crunchy Quinoa DIsh

I’ve been making more and more quinoa lately. I really like the nutty flavor and the fact that it is so good for me. I like this dish because it’s nice a crunchy. I toast extra pumpkin seeds to have … Continue reading

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Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes aren’t just for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not only are they delicious and readily available, often already cubed, but they offer many health benefits, including: 1. They are high in vitamin B6, which helps prevent heart attacks. 2. They … Continue reading

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Tabouleh with Grilled Vegetables

I’ve been cooking weekly for a pescatarian couple, meaning they’re mainly vegetarians but they do eat fish. I’ve been discovering a lot of great vegetarian dishes that I’ve been able to share with my family. This one is easy and … Continue reading

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Grilled Corn Salad with Lime, Red Chili and Cotija

I made this grilled corn salad the other evening to rave reviews and several requests for the recipe. It’s a Bobby Flay recipe, and he likes his spice. I actually used chimaya chili powder that I’d picked up in Santa … Continue reading

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Happy National Zucchini Day

Really it should be called “Zucchini Takes over the World Day” based upon how prolific these guys are. I know I just posted this recipe last month, but everyone likes it so much I thought I’d do it again. Here … Continue reading

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Quinoa and Grapefruit Salad

I was reading a blog the other day about food that’ll be served at some of the Oscar parties and it was touting the “unusual grains” that are becoming the latest trends in Hollywood. Once again I’m way ahead of … Continue reading

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Ever Heard of Quinoa?

Quinoa is an ancient grain. In fact, the Incas held it as sacred. It is light and fluffy with a slightly nutty flavor. It’s really a perfect food, with 12-18% protein and a balanced set of amino acids. It’s gluten … Continue reading

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