This is a great meal prep idea! Fresh blanched green beans are tossed with sliced red onion, herbs and a simple vinaigrette. Learn what blanching is and how to do it, as well as what to look for when purchasing green beans and preparing them.
Appetizers & Side Dishes
In the heat of summer or whenever I am traveling and we have our own kitchen, pico de gallo is always in the fridge. Freshly prepared and easy to store in the fridge for a few days, this pico de gallo can be used in so many different ways.
Ceviche is a quintessential island dish that is great for hot days when you couldn’t even fathom eating something hot! I’ve tried a lot of ceviche in my short 32 years on this planet, and not one has ever disappointed me. Whether it’s squid, shrimp, scallop, fish or conch ceviche, I’ve tried them all and
When your husband is a fisherman, the summer season is all about fishing. Every. Single. Day. The good news though is that sometimes he brings home bags and bags of freshly caught sushi grade tuna steaks, and then life is really good. I like to think I’m pretty lucky. The firecracker slaw is super easy
Sometimes you need a quick side dish to go with your BBQ’d chicken, or fried fish, or for a potluck, or for just about anything. This quick and simple 3 bean salad is so easy, using only a few ingredients, without a complicated dressing recipe, and the flavors are fresh and yummy.
Crispy, sweet, savory roasted root vegetables that are absolutely perfect for a weeknight meal, holiday side dish or for meal prep to have healthy, delicious lunches all week long.
Beans don’t get much credit these days, but they are full of protein and fiber, low in saturated fat and sodium, and perfect to add to almost any meal. In our house, we love to add beans, primarily black beans, to our breakfast burritos, added on top of a salad at lunch, or in enchiladas
We need to talk about croutons. They are so incredibly easy to make and store well in a plastic bag for up to three days after making. I feel as if this needs to be a public service announcement. It wasn’t until today that after enjoying some Papa Pomodoro Soup with Ryan did I realize
A festive cheese dish that’s perfect for a holiday party! Marinated in herbs and spices, this is a delicious, easy to throw together dish.
Every summer we are all faced with the same question – you are heading to a friend or families house for a BBQ and ask if you should bring something. They almost always say no, just bring yourself! But you know better, and I am here to help.
Fresh crushed tomatoes, garden-picked basil, a few garlic cloves and a little bit of love is all it takes to make this super easy, delicious dish. It could be served as an appetizer, snack or side dish and no one will complain, trust me.
There is nothing better than freshly made tortilla chips! Learn how to make them in under 20 minutes.
A delicious medley of thick-cut bacon, sweet corn, fresh asparagus and silky shallots. Because really, who doesn’t love bacon?!
A perfect addition to pulled pork sandwiches – or just about anything! Slightly sweet yet perfectly tangy, this mayo-less slaw is perfect for those who hate mayo.
Make dinner in 15 minutes or less with this crunchy and flavorful dish.
Orzo pasta served cold with fresh tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, feta, basil and celery in a simple salt and pepper olive oil dressing – easy, healthy, fresh, perfect.
Seasonal vegetables sauteed together with pre-cooked rice, fresh sliced chives and imported Manchego.
A perfect spring dish! The beans are slow roasted in fresh chopped garlic and shallots then drizzled with lemon juice to give them a truly flavorful spring feel.
A savory appetizer or light dinner with fresh spring flavors that takes no time to whip up.
A healthy alternative to mashed potatoes! The creme fraiche adds a savory creaminess to the cauli for a perfectly delicious side dish that comes in under 100 calories per serving.
A quick and easy side dish that is oh-so savory and delicious..with little effort! Pop these in the oven and forget about them while you whip up the main dish!
A simple and easy Brussels Sprouts recipe, roasted to perfection with sliced shallots.
Roasted Carrot Fries are a wonderful way to add more vegetables to your plate with plenty of flavor and more nutrition than you would get from a regular french fry. This recipe can also be done with parsnips, zucchini or butternut squash and perfect for any clean eating diet.
The real way of making these is with cornmeal, so for anyone that’s a true southerner, I know, I know! I just prefer them this way with seasoned breadcrumbs, and trust me, they’re still darn good, especially dipped in some BBQ sauce or baked beans. This lightened up version uses less oil and you can
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard of Quinoa. It has wonderful health benefits and is considered one of the few grains classified under “clean eating.” I’ve had some leftover pine nuts in the freezer for quite sometime, and Ryan has been on a tangent about how much “stuff” we have in the fridge and freezer