Category: Side Dishes

Orzo Salad with Three Peppers and Olives

Orzo Salad with Three Peppers and Olives

[ 3 ] July 5, 2013 |

    This is such a colorful dish it can’t help but be delicious too! It’s great served warm or cold. The orzo salad recipe is written as vegan, but feel free to add some crumbled feta or goat cheese for extra zing. Are you familiar with Cooking Planit? First things first  Cooking Planit  isn’t just […]

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Lime-Cilantro Slaw

Lime-Cilantro Slaw

[ 1 ] June 24, 2013 |

This Crunchy Lime Cilantro  Slaw is flavored with ginger, fish sauce and chili garlic sauce. This Slaw goes perfectly with any Asian-Style Meal especially with fish, pork and chicken. This tasty Lime Cilantro Slaw is fresh and ready in no time.  Adapted from Cooking Light    Lime-Cilantro Slaw   Print Author: Citronlimette Serves: 4 Ingredients ¼ […]

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Cajun Roasted Potatoes

Cajun Roasted Potatoes

[ 2 ] June 9, 2013 |

You can count on the fact that everyone ( almost) loves potatoes, especially when they are roasted up to be creamy and tender inside and crisp and brown on the outside. This is an easy side dish, pairs well with pork, chicken and fish. Any cajun or creole seasoning will work in this recipe. I […]

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Baked Cauliflower with Yogurt Sauce

Baked Cauliflower with Yogurt Sauce

[ 2 ] May 26, 2013 |

Baked Cauliflower with Yogurt Sauce make a great side dish. Instead of the classic heavy cheese sauce, I use Greek Yogurt, Dijon Mustard, Fresh Parmesan and Breadcrumbs for a lighter version of the dish. Cauliflower is often forgotten.You’ll want to include cauliflower as one of the cruciferous vegetables you eat on a regular basis if […]

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Quinoa Salad with Blueberries

Quinoa Salad with Blueberries

[ 5 ] May 24, 2013 |

  Light, refreshing, and fabulous, this Quinoa Salad with Blueberries is full of antioxidants. For a comforting breakfast or a light lunch, this delicious quinoa salad is super easy. It’s  guaranteed to be a hit at your next picnic or barbecue! Quinoa is not  only  delicious and versatile, but it’s also gluten-free and packed with great […]

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Grilled Peaches

Grilled Peaches

[ 7 ] May 14, 2013 |

Go beyond burgers and steaks and grill fresh fruit to serve as a side dish, salad, or dessert. Grilling fresh fruit brings out even more of its natural sweetness and creates a mouthwatering dish. Grilled peaches is a light, flavorful dish.  It’s a very simple dish and takes less than 15 minutes of total prep/cooking […]

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Bok Choy with Mushrooms and Peppers

Bok Choy with Mushrooms and Peppers

[ 0 ] April 28, 2013 |

Baby Bok Choy is one of my favorite greens.  The Asian vegetable has a mild, sweet flavor that  lends itself to stir-fries, soups. salads and pasta dishes.     Baby bok choy are more tender and incomparably milder than big bok choy. They’ve also got it all over their adult counterparts when it comes to […]

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Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

[ 1 ] April 12, 2013 |

There are a lot of things I love to do with fresh tomatoes and one of my favorite things to do is to roast them. They make a wonderful sauce. Slow-roasting tomatoes really intensifies their flavor. They end up sweet and concentrated.   This is the perfect technique for both concentrating flavor and preserving tomatoes. […]

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Bok Choy Slaw

Bok Choy Slaw

[ 4 ] March 5, 2013 |

This asian salad is fresh and delicious. Bok Choy comes in varying sizes and it’s commonly used in Chinese cooking. Looking to add more green. Bok Choy is very healthy for you. In raw recipes like this slaw, I prefer the use of baby bok choy for his milder taste. Enjoy this Bok Choy Slaw […]

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Orange-Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

Orange-Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

[ 8 ] February 20, 2013 |

This Colorful and flavorful Orange-Quinoa Salad is delectable. Winter offers a small window of opportunity to use pomegranates. I try to use the flamboyant red seeds as much as possible when available at the store. This Quinoa Salad will add texture and color to your table. Quinoa is so delicious.Its mildly nutty flavor and fluffy […]

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Baked Eggplant with Pistachio Pesto and Goat Cheese

Baked Eggplant with Pistachio Pesto and Goat Cheese

[ 13 ] February 15, 2013 |

Eggplant with his lovely purple skin add some color and texture to healthy recipes. The lovely vegetable is versatile, eggplant slices are sturdy enough to stand up to the fire of a grill to serve as the basis for a hearty vegetarian sandwich, and chunks of eggplant can be roasted and pureed into a silky, […]

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Baked Greek Potatoes

Baked Greek Potatoes

[ 8 ] February 6, 2013 |

These Baked Greek Potatoes are a favorite at our house. Potatoes roasted with herbs, salt, lemon juice and olive oil. They make a perfect accompaniment to almost any dish. These baked Greek Potatoes are easy to make and taste incredibly good. They are crisp and packed with wonderful flavor. They only take few minutes to […]

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Farro with Roasted Butternut Squash and Walnuts

Farro with Roasted Butternut Squash and Walnuts

[ 5 ] January 22, 2013 |

Farro is a variety of hard, non-hybridized wheat kernel that has been grown and used in Italy for centuries. In North America, this grain  is now becoming more popular, especially to the health conscious. Farro is pearl shaped and has a firm, chewy texture. Often used as a substitute for pasta or rice, farro is […]

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Orange Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with Pecans

Orange Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with Pecans

[ 17 ] January 14, 2013 |

Seasonal acorn squash stuffed with quinoa. pecans and cranberries is my idea of a healthy vegetarian meal. This recipe for orange quinoa stuffed acorn squash is easy to prepare and a real feast. I love the sweetness of the squash and the nuttiness of the quinoa. Quinoa is addictively delicious.  Quinoa is usually treated like […]

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Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw

[ 6 ] January 5, 2013 |

This crunchy vegetable salad is an easy and fast way to eat fresh vegetables. It’s a snap to prepare. The dressing is light and healthy. This broccoli slaw is versatile. Add your favorite vegetables and dressing. This Broccoli Slaw is like coleslaw without all the fattening part of the creamy dressing   5.0 from 1 […]

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Black Bean and Corn Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Black Bean and Corn Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

[ 13 ] December 12, 2012 |

For a quick, satisfying and comforting last-minute dinner, it’s hard to beat a sweet potato baked in the microwave. The fragrant filling of beans, corn and salsa adds protein, making it a nutritionally complete entree. I love all the ingredients. These sweet potatoes are packed full of my favorite ingredients – black beans, corn, salsa, spices, […]

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