Category Archives: Side Dishes & Salads

Delicious side dishes and salads to go along with your lunches, dinners, or to stand alone.

Summer Roasted Eggplant

Summer Roasted Eggplant

Summer is here! You know what that means? Lots of local produce that herald a change in the seasons–like eggplants (aka aubergines)! The Hubster and I absolutely love eggplant. We’ll get up bright and early to head to farmer’s markets just so that we can get the best pickings of the day. We always lookContinue Reading

Vegetarian Tikka Masala Curry

Vegetarian Tikka Masala Curry

Wow! We’ve been missing in action for some time! New things have been made, but new things haven’t been posted, which makes me a sad panda. I’ve been wanting to share the experience of creating a meat-less, paleo recipe for Thanksgiving. Life has been so busy that I haven’t gotten a moment to share createdContinue Reading

Recipe Review and Adaptation: Roasted Summer Vegetables

Recipe Review and Adaptation: Roasted Summer Vegetables

When the Hubster and I first decided to go Paleo almost a year ago, we were winding down a summer of delicious produce. While cooking meats wasn’t too much of a challenge, I found vegetables to be a bit of one. It’s not that I don’t eat my veggies, mind you. The challenge was findingContinue Reading

Salad Topper: Cast-Iron Summer Chicken Breasts

Salad Topper: Cast-Iron Summer Chicken Breasts

With summer’s arrival came the never-ending procession of delicious salads with Spinach (and sometimes Kale) as the base. Being allergic to lettuce isn’t a bad thing since nutritionally spinach and kale knock lettuce down and throw it out of the ring. What kinds of salads have we had? A mixture of any of the following!Continue Reading

Cucumber Carrot Slaw

Cucumber Carrot Slaw

Summer’s here! With the addition of dense, summer heat, meals change to outdoor grilling and side dishes that are light on the stomach. Weeks are filled with barbeques, salads, and slaws galore! Cook-outs abound everywhere! I don’t know about you, but when summer rolls around, I can’t get enough of out-door grilling. I like simple,Continue Reading

Chicken Zucchini Noodle Pasta aka Mediterranean Christmas Tree

Chicken Zucchini Noodle Pasta aka Mediterranean Christmas Tree

The weather was absolutely phenomenal the day that I put together this dish. There’s something about warm, humid weather that makes me want to chow down on a dish that settles lightly in the stomach, but is filling at the same time. In commemoration of this beautiful day, I decided that I wanted to eatContinue Reading

Lemon Fluffed Yams

Lemon Fluffed Yams

Here is a perfect side-dish recipe from one of our earliest experiments in the kitchen, updated with a recipe card. A little bit of savory, a little bit of sweet, these mashed yams are sure to melt in your mouth. We enjoyed them with Lemon-Thyme Cast-Iron Chicken and a spinach salad the first time thatContinue Reading

Redrum Beets

Redrum Beets

I loooove me some smoked brisket; so does the Hubster. When his brother invited us both to dinner at his house, we could turn down neither the great company or the delicious food. Our responsibility was to cook a side dish to contribute to the evening’s festivities. Once we found out what the meat partContinue Reading

Paleo-Conscious Lemon Honey Glazed Carrots

Paleo-Conscious Lemon Honey Glazed Carrots

I love carrots! Fresh organic carrots straight from the garden are my favorite. Baby carrots aren’t too bad, but honestly, I like the regular kind. One of the side dishes I remember my grandmother and my mother making was glazed carrots, so good, so sweet and full of processed sugar with butter as a componentContinue Reading

Bacon and Beef Wrapped Asparagus with Sautéed Swiss Chard

Bacon and Beef Wrapped Asparagus with Sautéed Swiss Chard

Post Production Edit: What in the world? I released this without a prelude? I must be a slacker when I’m sick. Or just very forgetful. I stared at this for the longest time when it went live, trying to figure out what was missing. Hours later…cue lightbulb moment…AH HA! At any rate, the Dorky Missus hasContinue Reading