Side Dishes

Bacon, Brown Sugar & Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

While I would most definitely classify Brussel sprouts as one of my favorite vegetables NOW, as a teenager they were not really my thing. That is until one Thanksgiving when my Aunt Patricia presented us with Brussel sprouts that had been steamed in a brown sugar, chicken broth mixture and […]

 

German Style Sweet & Sour Cabbage

I love red cabbage. Seriously. It is such a humble ingredient but it is absolutely chock full of nutrients and there is just so much you can do with it. And while I make red cabbage in a variety of ways, this sweet and sour German recipe is my favorite. […]

 

Asian Green Bean Salad

Over Labor Day weekend we took the kids to the beach with some of my family. Now I typically pack snacks of the cracker variety for such outings so I was surprised when my Aunt Patricia pulled out a giant freezer bag full of marinated green beans from her cooler. […]

 

Braised Red Cabbage & Fennel

Without a doubt this braised red cabbage and fennel recipe is one of my favorite fall side dishes. It’s incredibly easy to throw together, makes a huge pot that can last through the week and tastes fantastic. I love serving it with meat, especially pork, and mashed potatoes and it […]

 

Skillet White Cheddar Mac-n-Cheese

Growing up for me meant that macaroni and cheese came from a blue cardboard box (sorry mom). And to be completely honest, I still think back on that powdery cheesy mess quite fondly. But had I known how easy it was to make your own homemade macaroni and cheese with […]

 

The Best Tzatziki

This Taztziki sauce is one of my favorite summer condiments and it’s pretty darn good for you to boot. A combination of Greek yogurt, cucumber, fresh herbs, lemon and olive oil make this the perfect accompaniment to grilled meats, flatbreads and fresh veggies. I love serving it with my lamb […]

 

Rosemary Garlic Carrots

Everybody needs a couple of side dish recipes that are no fuss, no fail and can really elevate a good meal to something special. This is one of those recipes. Incredibly simple and yet packed with flavor that feels indulgent. Easy enough for a weeknight dinner, special enough for a […]

 

Cauliflower Potato Mash

I understand that by now you may be getting sick of everyone replacing all the delicious carbs of the world with cauliflower. But hear me out on this one. I love mashed potatoes just as much as the next person, but I truly believe that adding cauliflower to the mix […]

 

Greek Cucumber Salad

This salad is honestly one of my favorite things to eat in summer. It’s fresh and vibrant and pairs perfectly with grilled meat. One our favorite ways to eat it is on a pita or rolled piece of naan with grilled chicken thighs, homemade tzatziki and arugula. I mean, can […]