Category Archives: Side Dish

Savory Garlic Green Beans

A lot of the time I’m asked if this is purely a dessert blog. It’s not, but I can see where the confusion comes from between brownies and bark and cookies. Desserts are just easier to photograph. You don’t have to worry about them cooling too much. You can even wait a whole day before…

Buffalo Cream Cheese Chex Dip + Giveaway

I love being challenged to make recipes with a few ingredients(a la Chopped). I think it’s easier than starting with a blank canvas. Chex & General Mills challenged me to make something with Chex cereal and Frank’s hot sauce—an odd combination for sure. But immediately I had an idea and I’m happy it turned out…

5 Vegetarian Super Bowl Dip Recipes

This weekend might be the biggest weekend for football, but it’s also the biggest weekend for dips. As a vegetarian I usually live off of nachos whenever I’m at a party or sports bar. I could never get tired of spicy salsa and creamy guacamole, but making your own dips always tastes better than buying…

Savory Cinnamon Rice and Chickpeas

I love cinnamon in just about any dessert this time of year, or sprinkled on top of coffee or into yogurt. But it’s not used as much in savory dishes as it should be. Just a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg make simple rice into a perfect seasonally spiced rice pilaf. You’ll be surprised…

Low-Fat Butternut Squash Casserole

Stonyfield recently asked their Clean Plate Club members to help them with their latest challenge to squash pesticides out of diets with healthy squash recipes. All of Stonyfield’s yogurts are organic with no GMO or pesticides in the ingredients Truthfully I don’t buy organic as much as I should, especially organic fruits or vegetables whose…

Gluten-Free Cornbread

There are two kinds of cornbread. There’s the dry, stale, bland kind and then there’s the sweet, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth kind. This one is thankfully the latter. I’ve been wanting to make(and eat) cornbread for a while now. Trader Joe’s recently added their own brand of gluten-free all-purpose flour to their shelves I’ve been meaning to…

How To Make Perfect Home Fries

Well cooked home fries are one of my favorite foods. I always look for them on a menu when I’m out to eat(clearly I only choose very classy places that would serve home fries at 6pm); they beat plain old french fries any day. Years of cooking these spuds have taught me that home fries…

Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

At some point recently I could feel myself becoming one of those vegetarians who doesn’t actually eat enough vegetables. Its not that I don’t like them—I love them. I’ll order them off of a menu any chance I get. But more often than not I cook for myself, and by cook I mean make oatmeal,…

Balsamic Herb Oven Fries

When I think about the foods I eat most often, potatoes climb that list far too high. Potatoes are almost always my side dish of choice; there’s just so much you can do with them. Personally I’m a fan of any potato that’s roasted. These aren’t quite your traditional french fries; they’re more accurately roasted…

Low-Fat Garlic & Herb Mashed Potatoes

There are two things that you can expect with every new year: A host of people looking for healthy recipes online and about triple the normal crowd at the gym. When Stonyfield asked their Clean Plate Club members to lighten their favorite comfort food with yogurt, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. Few…

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