Easy Sautéed Lemon Herb Zucchini

We're continuing with the side dishes again this week with another easy, flavorful recipe! With the abundance of summer zucchini right around the corner, I'm already thinking of ways to use up what's coming. Every year, I over plant zucchini in the garden, but I haven't regretted it yet! We make a lot of zucchini noodles year round, but especially ...

Balsamic Glazed Red Pepper Green Beans

I never noticed before, but there is a stunning lack of side dishes on this website. So I've been working on turning that around! I think the main reason is we make so many one pan/pot dinners, that side dishes don't happen all that often. But another fun way to make dinner time easier is to make a flavorful side ...

Healthy Broccoli Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

This is my interpretation of the classic broccoli salad - but there's no mayonnaise in this version! Not that I have anything against mayo, (I love homemade mayo) but I've never cared for it as a salad dressing. However, I do like things creamy as a general rule, so I used avocado to make this deliciously creamy dressing. I've been ...

Green Beans with Bacon Mushroom Sauce

This recipe is loosely based off a homemade green bean casserole I used to make that had several cups of heavy cream in it. But somewhere along the line, I decided that for me heavy cream was wasted on green beans, and that I'd rather have it over pasta thank you very much! So instead, these green beans are surrounded ...

Creamy Spaghetti Squash Florentine

The word Florentine pretty much just means some kind of dish with lots of creamy spinach in it. Everybody has a different way of making the classics, but for me it all started with an Eggs Florentine dish that I've made so often I can make it in my sleep. First there's a bed of spinach with a creamy bechamel, ...

Samosa Style Twice Baked Potatoes

I've had the idea for this recipe floating around in my head for a little while now, but somehow I've just never gotten around to making it. That's probably because Indian cuisine isn't exactly my forte by any means. I absolutely love every Indian dish I've ever tried, but apart from Butter Chicken, I rarely make it at home. Most ...

Simple Roasted Sweet Potato Noodles

These simple sweet potato noodles have become a permanent fixture in our house for any meal. They're great paired with these Veggie Scrambled Eggs with Aged White Cheddar for breakfast, and they're one of my favorite lunches rewarmed with a spoonful of guacamole on top for a quick and easy meal. I also serve them with dinner in all sorts ...

Simple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Up until now I thought that making mashed sweet potatoes was kind of a pain, I mean first you have to roast them for what seems like for ever. Then, you're trying to manage a potato that's 425ºF whilst trying to scrape out the roasted insides into a mixing bowl which inevitably leaves me with a burn or two. Or ...

Cranberry Sweet Potato Stuffing 2 Ways

I made this stuffing 2 different ways because I couldn't decided which way was better, so I figured I'd give you both options and let you choose depending on your dietary needs. First off lets discuss what's awesome about each one, shall we? In the first version it's straight up sweet potatoes with all the usual stuffing ingredients added. It ...