Tag: easy side dish

Hearty Pearl Couscous With Leeks And Dried Cherries

Hearty Pearl Couscous With Leeks And Dried Cherries

I honestly have no idea when I first had couscous, but I love the stuff.  I actually think my boys were eating couscous before they had rice.  Pearl (or Israeli) couscous is similar to the regular couscous in that is it also a whole-grain food […]

Matchstick Vegetable Stir-Fry, For All The Veggie Lovers Out There

Matchstick Vegetable Stir-Fry, For All The Veggie Lovers Out There

Vegetable stir-fry is one if the easiest vegetable sides dishes out there.  By mixing different vegetable flavors and textures, you undoubtedly get a more interesting side dish.  What I also love about a good vegetable stir-fry is that almost any vegetable can work, so it is super […]

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Crispy Maple Bacon, Garlic And Thyme

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Crispy Maple Bacon, Garlic And Thyme

It appears I just can’t get enough of these guys.  I think I am drawn to Brussels sprouts because of their strong flavor and the ease of roasting them in the oven. They are a go-to for me during holiday time. I love a great […]

Lentils And Rice With Crispy Onions And Sage

Lentils And Rice With Crispy Onions And Sage

Lentils and rice go together perfectly in my eyes.  I could honestly eat lentils daily, but I don’t think that would fly with my family.  The lentils I’m referring to here are French lentils, a classic variety in the culinary world.  They are greenish-brown, petite, […]

Arugula And Golden Beet Salad–Sometimes Simple Is Best

Arugula And Golden Beet Salad–Sometimes Simple Is Best

I think one of the reasons I love the cooler months so much is because it is beet season.  Beets have been referred to as “winter’s sweet treats”. You can find beets throughout the year, but during the Fall and Winter months they are at […]

Butternut Squash Noodles With Brown Butter, Parmesan And Thyme

Butternut Squash Noodles With Brown Butter, Parmesan And Thyme

As a kid, I never liked butternut squash, it was always mushy and flavorless.  Years later, I learned how to make it.  It is funny how subtle things in a recipe sometime make all the difference in whether we like or dislike something.  Growing up, […]