We turn simple oven-roasted potatoes into a side dish that’s bursting with fresh, bold flavors. For this pesto, we pureed 2 cups of cilantro with a little olive oil, garlic, and lime juice. It comes together quickly while the potatoes are roasting. To keep the pesto from drying out, add it to the potatoes in the […]
Our spinach pesto has all the vitamins and antioxidants you would expect from this leafy green vegetable plus extra virgin olive oil and walnuts. Just add the fettuccine and a generous squeeze of lemon to each plate to make a quick and nutritious pasta meal.
This vintage sweet potato recipe came from my husband’s aunt, and we’ve had it for more years than I can remember. I make it every Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it’s one of our favorites. I’ve made a couple of adaptions, but it’s a recipe that I think can stand the test of time. In fact, […]
Pickled red onions add a sweet, tart flavor to this easy green bean salad. Blanching the beans keeps them crisp-tender and helps maintain their bright color. It’s a delicious make-ahead side that can be served at room temperature or chilled.
This side dish is made with fresh corn on the cob, either grilled, or cut from the cob and sautéed on top of the stove. We combine it with mayonnaise, Mexican hot sauce, lime juice, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, and cotija cheese. It’s full of flavor and surprisingly easy to make. Tip Remove the husks and […]
This pasta dish is perfect as a meatless dinner, a quick lunch, or a delicious side. Roasted vegetables add an intensely rich, caramelized flavor that’s balanced with the light, fresh taste of lemons and parmesan cheese. We use eggplant and zucchini from our garden in this recipe, but you could easily swap in other vegetables like […]
I love the flavor combination of oranges and beets in this arugula salad. It’s a delicious and colorful side that’s both beautiful and packed with vitamins and minerals. Arugula is quite peppery, so I prefer to use a mixture of baby arugula and baby spinach, but you could also use all arugula, or even a […]
Quinoa is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids. This makes it a perfect choice for those who are limiting meat in their diet. And as a special bonus, it cooks in just fifteen minutes. It doesn’t get much better than that. By itself, quinoa is somewhat bland, but we packed it with […]
Here’s an easy vegetable side dish using zucchini, corn, and tomatoes from the garden. But even in the middle of winter, these vegetables are readily available at the grocery store. Not only is this dish colorful and delicious, but it’s loaded with nutrients. It’s also excellent spooned over omelets. This recipe is adapted from my 1976 […]
These Chili Lime Sweet Potatoes are an updated version of the sweet potatoes I’ve made for years and my mother made before me. We always used brown sugar to sweeten the dish, but I decided to take it in an entirely new direction by adding chili paste and lime juice. It’s a delicious side dish and easy […]