Side Dish

Green Beans with Bacon

Green Beans with Bacon

Green Beans are a great way to introduce kids in the kitchen. While you don’t have to snap the green beans in half it does let kids help in preparing a meal. Children who help prepare meals are far more likely to eat them and to […]

Garlic Roasted Eggplant Fries

Garlic Roasted Eggplant Fries

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple   Eggplants are fun.  So often people just pass them by in the store.  How can you?  They […]

Cold Zoodle Salad

Cold Zoodle Salad

It’s summer which means it is salad time!   This checks every box for a summer salad and you get to make zoodles.   Give it a try! Cold Zoodle Salad  Serves/ Yield: 4 Prep Time:  15 minutes Cook/ Assembly Time:15  minutes Total Time: 30 […]

Roasted Cardamom Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Cardamom Sweet Potatoes

Everyone knows roasted sweet potatoes are awesome. But, what you didn’t know they were missing is cardamom.  For reals.  It’s awesome. Enjoy. You’re welcome. Roasted Cardamom Sweet Potatoes   Serves/ Yield: 4 Prep Time:  10  minutes Cook/ Assembly Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes […]

Zoodle Shoestring Nests, Baked or Fried

Zoodle Shoestring Nests, Baked or Fried

Nothing more awesome than saying zoooooodles! Well, except maybe making them. Zoooooodles! Zoodle Shoestring Nests, Baked or Fried  Serves/ Yield: 4-6   Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook/ Assembly Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes   Ingredients: 2 spiralized zucchini (zoodles) 1 egg, beaten 1/3 […]

Roasted Japanese Eggplants

Roasted Japanese Eggplants

Beautiful regal purple Japanese eggplants appeared in our co-op veggie box this week They were long and slender and I crossed my fingers that they weren’t as seedy as regular eggplant.  Weird, I know, but the hubs doesn’t like the traditional kind.  So, blessed be, […]

June is a good time for pumpkin.  It’s always a good time for Pumpkin,…Savory Spiced-Pumpkin Soufflés

June is a good time for pumpkin.  It’s always a good time for Pumpkin,…Savory Spiced-Pumpkin Soufflés

Pumpkins before fall.  What?! It’s always a good time for pumpkin.  But, if you’re not feeling it just swing back by in October…you know like everybody else.  I kid, I kid! This is a souffle for the Whole 30.  It is not sweet.  There is […]

Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback Potatoes

I like potatoes, my kids like potatoes, we all like potatoes.  Potatoes are versatile but they can still get a little boring.  Hasselback potatoes are a way of mixing things up. Since they are potatoes they are quite forgiving by nature and taste so enjoy, […]

Tostones (a.k.a. a little Latin heaven)

Tostones (a.k.a. a little Latin heaven)

What can be said for tostones that they don’t say for themselves? Fried, salty, sweet goodness.  These seriously ring a lot of bells.  Let’s just get right to it, but if you want something a little more try a dollop of Pineapple Guacamole on top.  […]

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

You know what the Internet has a lot of?  Yes, cat memes, but also Sweet Potato fry recipes.  I think the moral of this story is it’s gonna be pretty hard to screw these up.  And, if they’re not to your liking try, try again…and […]