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Category Archive: Side Dishes

Easter Inspiration

With Easter coming up next weekend, I wanted to give you guys some inspiration! I am loving the idea that spring is finally here (though it’s snowed the last four days here in NY)… Continue reading

Edamame + Avocado Tuna Salad

This is not your average tuna salad! I’ve swapped out the heavy + unhealthy mayo and replaced it with a delicious mix of avocado, dijon mustard + lime juice. The tuna gets tossed… Continue reading

Rainbow Rice

This rice is jam-packed with flavor and is delicious with just about everything! Brown rice is kicked up with cayenne and then tossed with garlic, bell pepper, scallions, corn + cilantro. It’s a… Continue reading

Barley Casserole with Tahini Dressing

This yummy casserole is the perfect comfort food for these bitterly cold winter nights. It’s filling + crazy full of flavor but it’s also a healthier option to most casserole dishes. This is… Continue reading

Paleo Mini Pork Meatballs

I can’t say enough good things about these tiny little meatballs. I have been trying to eat much cleaner which is always more time consuming, usually more expensive and sometimes less flavorful than… Continue reading

Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce

I think I mentioned this dip a couple summers ago in one of my Instalife posts but after making it over the weekend I realized I never shared the recipe with you! This stuff… Continue reading

Couscous Stuffed Acorn Squash

Typically when I leave the gym after a long day at work the last thing I feel like doing is cooking something crazy, especially now that it’s dark before I even get out… Continue reading

Greek Quinoa Salad with Garlic Shrimp

I feel like between our work schedule, traveling for the holiday weekends and all the other craziness that summer brings, we have been doing so little cooking lately! Once we got back from… Continue reading

DIY Chipotle Corn Salsa & Vinaigrette

As I mentioned in my latest favorite things post, I have discovered Chipotle and cannot get enough,  I think their salads are the best thing ever. I get mine with lettuce, chicken, sautéed… Continue reading

Quinoa Salad

Since you all have been loving my Kale & Quinoa Patty recipe (get it HERE), I wanted to share another one of my favorite quinoa recipes. This salad is AMAZING for the end… Continue reading

Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes

I have never actually had a real fried green tomato because by the time we decided we wanted to try them, we wanted to lighten them up by baking instead of frying them.… Continue reading

Carrot Lemon Risotto

It’s been a while since I’ve done a risotto post and this is such a great one for spring! I love how versatile this dish is, we’re always adapting it depending on what… Continue reading

Balsamic Asparagus with Walnuts & Goat Cheese

I had a LOT of unexpected free time this weekend so my husband and I took advantage and tried out several new recipes, all of which were really delicious. This side dish (which… Continue reading

Basic Risotto

After taking it easy the last couple of days and sleeping for twelve straight hours last night (seriously!), I am finally starting to feel like a normal human being since catching this cold!… Continue reading

Champagne Risotto

I hope all of you are settling back in to work (or, if you’re lucky enjoying your vacation time!) after a nice holiday. I know by now most of you are shifting focus… Continue reading

Butternut Squash, Apple & Gorgonzola Gratin

My parents came to stay at our house the weekend after Thanksgiving so that we could do some shopping and my mom could help me with a few projects. We did the whole… Continue reading

Ham and Fingerling Potato Hash

This is one of the side dishes that I made for our Thanksgiving last year, a hash made with beautiful fingerling potatoes and ham. Sometime the simplest dishes are the best tasting ones,… Continue reading

Roasted Brussel’s Sprouts with Bacon

I can’t believe that it is November already… fall is really flying by! I can’t wait for the upcoming holiday season, last year was so hectic that I feel like I didn’t get… Continue reading

Summertime Succotash

I love this dish because it’s so inexpensive to make but it’s still delicious. It gets a creamy texture from the lima beans, a bit of crunch from fresh corn and sautéed onion,… Continue reading