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  • Balelea Salad, Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad

    Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad (Balela)

    Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad (Balela) ~ You know I love a great bean salad as much as I love Middle Eastern food, and this hearty Mediterranean chickpea salad paired with creamy…

  • Carrot Soufflé in a white casserole dish

    Spring Carrot Soufflé Recipe

    This Spring Carrot Soufflé Recipe is a fluffy carrot casserole made super quick and easy in the blender, there’s no whipping or folding egg whites involved.  It makes the perfect pairing for…

  • Chickpea Salad with Pesto in a large white bowl 2

    Chickpea Salad with Pesto

    Chickpea Salad with Pesto might just be the perfect salad, perfect for family meals, potlucks and working lunches alike.  This deliciously colorful Mediterranean bean salad should be a staple in any…

  • Vibrant Winter Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette

    Vibrant Winter Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette ~ I love a great slaw any time of the year, but there’s a special place in my heart for this root veggie salad that…

  • A Black-eyed Pea Salad in a white bowl with a spoonful of Meyer Lemon Rosemary Vinaigrette

    Lucky Black-eyed Pea Salad for the New Year!

    A Lucky Black-eyed Pea Salad for the New Year ~ this healthy high fiber bean salad is vegan, gluten free, and black-eyed peas are among the very lowest in carbs of…

  • Jeweled Wild Rice in a white bowl with pomegranates

    Jeweled Wild Rice Salad

    My Jeweled Wild Rice Salad is a joyful gluten free vegan recipe and a make-ahead friendly side dish for your holidays.  Bonus: whatever their diet, nobody at your table will feel…

  • A bowl of Maple Candied Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

    Maple Candied Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

    Maple Candied Brussels Sprouts with Bacon ~ tender Brussels sprouts roasted in maple syrup and a little bacon grease (sorry not sorry,) topped with lots of crispy bacon bits ~ nobody, but nobody,…

  • Butter Pecan Pumpkin Souffle with two spoons

    Butter Pecan Pumpkin Souffle

    Butter Pecan Pumpkin Souffle ~ if you put nothing down on the dinner table but this light and fluffy, sweet and crunchy casserole I wouldn’t feel slighted in the least.  As…

  • Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage in a bowl with fork and sage leaves

    Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage

    Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage ~ I’m hyperventilating just thinking about sharing this recipe with you  You must try it, the flavor and texture is so luxurious, and all…

  • Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh in a wooden bowl

    Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh

    Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh ~ a twist on the glorious Middle Eastern cracked wheat salad, made low carb and grain free using cauliflower rice.  This is a light, clean, and healthy vegan…

  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna in a white bowl

    Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna

    Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna ~ I know, it’s the end of a long day and you’re starving.  So yes, open that can of tuna, but don’t eat it over the…

  • Pumpkin Cornbread on a wooden table

    A 21 Recipe Salute to Cornbread

    A great cornbread’s always there for you, from summer potlucks and tailgating chilis to the fanciest holiday tables.  It’s right there alongside our steaming mugs of soup during the February doldrums,…

  • a slice of blueberry cornbread on a wooden table, with fresh blueberries

    The Best Blueberry Cornbread

    Blueberry Cornbread ~ I’ve fallen hard for this berrylicious cornbread, it’s moist and tender, with juicy berries exploding in every bite.  Serve it with chilis, chowders, and stews, or as a…

  • Chopped ingredients for farmers market vegetable salad in a glass bowl

    Farmers Market Vegetable Salad

    Farmers Market Vegetable Salad is a chunky chopped veggie salad with a tangy tarragon/anchovy/lemon vinaigrette.  Hit the market, raid your garden, or clear out the fridge, this is a summer must-make.…

  • Hands tossing a Shirazi Salad in a white bowl

    Shirazi Salad (Persian Cucumber Tomato Salad)

    Shirazi Salad, or Persian cucumber tomato salad, is a combination of crisp cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, sharp onions, and fresh herbs ~ If you’ve had pico de gallo, Israeli salad, or even…

  • Spooning Charred Corn and Bean Salad into mason jars

    Charred Corn and Bean Salad

    Charred Corn and Bean Salad ~ everybody’s favorite healthy summer salad gets a delicious makeover with sweet corn that’s been blackened on the grill.  There’ll be no rolling back this update!…

  • classic potluck salads 2.0

    Classic Potluck Salads 2.0

    Classic Potluck Salads 2.0 ~ Every classic has to start somewhere, right?  These potluck-friendly dishes are just as delicious, just as crowd-pleasing as the originals you know and love. Bring one…

  • Peach and Cashew Biryani Salad on a metal platter

    Peach and Cashew Biryani Salad

    Peach and Cashew Biryani Salad ~ barbecues can be pretty staid affairs what with the same old burgers, potato salads, and slaws, so here’s a thought ~ next time you’re asked…

  • A platter of fried cabbage and bacon slaw, with tongs

    Fried Cabbage and Bacon Slaw

    Fried Cabbage and Bacon Slaw ~ this warm bacon coleslaw has won our hearts this summer, and I have a feeling it’s going to win yours too.  Simple ingredients, fried up…

  • Brat with Sweet Vidalia Onion Slaw --- yum!

    5 Slaws You Need in Your Life

    5 Slaws You Need in Your Life ~ this weekend marks the unofficial start of slaw season, so celebrate with some of my favorites.   These crunchy shredded salads are packed…

  • Quick Pickled Rainbow Carrots

    Quick Pickled Rainbow Carrots ~ these refrigerator pickles, or ‘quickles’, are ready in 24 hours ~ they make a colorful side dish, they perk up salads, and make the healthiest, crunchiest…

  • Instant Pot Rosé Risotto and 9 other Rosé Recipes

    Instant Pot Rosé Risotto and 9 other Rosé Recipes ~ it’s all about the wonderful world of Rosé today, with lots of Valentine worthy inspiration, including a unique rosé wine infused…

  • Rosemary Roasted Rainbow Potatoes

    Rosemary Roasted Rainbow Potatoes are a colorful and easy side dish that brings some excitement to the table, and they’re no more trouble to make than regular roasted potatoes.  These easy…

  • Wild Rice Bowl with Watercress and Hazelnuts

    My Wild Rice Bowl with Watercress and Hazelnuts is a quick pilaf of rice and mushrooms served warm over spicy watercress and topped with toasted hazelnuts.  This earthy gluten free vegan…

  • Butter Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

    Butter Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole ~  this amazing side dish has a souffle-like base of fluffy yellow sweet potatoes topped with a pecan streusel, don’t save this luscious recipe just for…

  • Easy Roasted Rainbow Vegetables

    Easy Roasted Rainbow Vegetables ~ this super easy sheet pan side dish wakes up your dinner table with a pop of healthy delicious color ~ let’s banish those boring beige meals…

  • Wheat Berry Salad with Beets and Feta

    Wheat Berry Salad with Beets and Feta ~ this earthy whole grain salad is homey, but festive enough for the holidays, and even if you’re dealing with a mashup of  carnivores,…

  • Rye and Carrot Salad

    Rye and Carrot Salad ~ I’m all about grain salads in the cooler months, and this one made with healthy rye berries is wholesome, satisfying, and incredibly tasty!  Serve it as…

  • French Potato and Onion Gratin

    French Potato and Onion Gratin ~ this quintessential fall side dish of potatoes and onions cooked up in a simple cheesy cream sauce is easy enough for a family dinner, but…

  • What to Eat Now: Winter Squash

    What to Eat Now: Winter Squash ~ there’s a wonderland of winter squash out there, and it turns out the good eating goes way beyond pumpkin pie.  So let’s get all…

  • Red Cabbage and Dill Slaw

    Red Cabbage and Dill Slaw ~ this colorful coleslaw will be your go-to side dish this summer, it goes with anything and everything…I say skip the deli counter and make your…

  • Sweet Corn, Hatch Chile, and Bacon Salsa

    Sweet Corn, Hatch Chile, and Bacon Salsa ~ say that without drooling, I dare you!  I’m crowning this the salsa of the year, it’s stolen my heart and I know it’ll…

  • Grilled Baby Bok Choy

    Grilled Baby Bok Choy

    Grilled Baby Bok Choy is a one minute wonder — a quick stint on a searing hot grill turns an under-appreciated veggie into a rock star — a little bit of…

  • Fragrant Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf

    My Fragrant Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf is meant for joyful gatherings ~ it has roots in the ancient cuisines of Persia, India, and Turkey, but I guarantee this pretty gluten free…

  • My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect side salad ~ it'll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you'll want to make up a big batch to keep in the fridge for quick and healthy lunches, too, it's packed with protein!

    Mediterranean Bean Salad

    My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect side salad ~ it’ll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you’ll want to make up a big…

  • Guinness Battered Onion Rings with Spicy Curried Mayo

    Guinness Battered Onion Rings

    These Guinness Battered Onion Rings with a spicy curried mayo dip are the ultimate appetizer, these rings are gutsy and satisfying, no meal required! Onion ring lovers you know there are…

  • Dill Pickle Potato Salad

    Dill Pickle Potato Salad

    Dill Pickle Potato Salad ~ this creamy potato salad packed with pickles will become your favorite spring and summer side, perfect for barbecues, picnics, and potlucks ~ better print off lots…

  • Quick and Spicy Refrigerator Pickles

    Are you ready for some instant pickle gratification?  My Quick and Spicy Refrigerator Pickles are ready in under an hour ~ and because they’re not processed in a hot water bath,…

  • Zucchini Latkes with Maple Cranberry Sauce ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Zucchini Latkes with Maple Cranberry Sauce

    Zucchini Latkes with Maple Cranberry Sauce is a colorful twist on a beloved Passover and Hanukkah tradition!  Serve these delicate zucchini fritters for breakfast, or as a side dish, with plenty…

  • Sweet Onion Latkes with Chive Sour Cream ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Sweet Onion Latkes with Chive Sour Cream

    Sweet Onion Latkes with Chive Sour Cream ~ be forewarned ~ the aroma of these crispy onion fritters sizzling on the stove will draw crowds ~ don’t save them just for…

  • Beautiful and super quick 20 Minute Pink Applesauce is the perfect side dish for everything from holiday feasts to everyday dinners ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    20 Minute Pink Applesauce Recipe

    This 20 Minute Pink Applesauce recipe adds the perfect hint of sweetness to every meal, whether it’s a holiday feast or simple weeknight dinner ~ and just look at that pretty…

  • Buttered Rutabaga ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Delicious Buttered Rutabagas

    Buttered Rutabagas were a staple on our Thanksgiving table when I was growing up and I’m revisiting them today ~ these delicious pale orange turnips are misunderstood and probably the most…

  • Braised Red Cabbage ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Braised Red Cabbage

    I’ll tell you one thing, Braised Red Cabbage might not be the most glamorous dish on the holiday table, but it provides a perfect sweet/tart element that brings everything else on…

  • 15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Sides

    15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Sides

    15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Side Dishes ~ from cranberries and green beans to bright orange squash, these side dishes bring your holiday meals to life!…

  • This Cheesy Creamed Brussels Sprout gratin will quickly become your new favorite fall side dish! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Creamed Brussels Sprouts

    Creamed Brussels Sprouts ~ this luxurious cheesy gratin will convert everyone at the table into raving Brussels sprout fans!  It makes a spectacular holiday side dish, but we love it for…

  • The Great Stuffed Pumpkin ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    The Great Stuffed Pumpkin

    This stuffed pumpkin recipe is a dramatic side dish or vegetarian main course ~ I guarantee  it will command center stage on your table.  Perfect for Friendsgiving!…

  • Gravy made with Swanson Broth

    Good Gravy! The 12 Best Gravy Recipes

    When it comes to holiday meals, it’s ALL about the gravy, and this collection of 12 of the best gravy recipes is just in time for the festivities.  But be sure…

  • Ancient Grain Salad made with farro, wild rice, and quinoa ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Vegan Ancient Grain Salad

    This pretty vegan Ancient Grain Salad is so versatile, it goes from holiday table to working lunch without skipping a beat, and it’s as healthy as it is stunning. save the…

  • Whole Roasted Kabocha Squash with Chipotle Butter ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Whole Roasted Kabocha Squash with Chipotle Butter

    Make a grand entrance with my Whole Roasted Kabocha Squash with Chipotle Butter and ‘carve’ it right at the table — then get ready for rave reviews.  This easy fall and…

  • Hatch Green Chile Cornbread ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Hatch Green Chile Cornbread

    Hatch peppers reign supreme in the chile world, so make the most of them with this tender, moist Hatch Green Chile Cornbread — it’s an irresistible combination of sweet and heat!…

  • Couscous Almondine Salad with a spiced lemon vinaigrette is a complete departure from your everyday pasta salad! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Couscous Almondine Salad

    Couscous Almondine Salad is a completely new take on your same old pasta salad ~ this no mayo recipe is perfect for summer barbecues, potlucks, and picnics…it’s an easy side dish…

  • Zucchini Pie is a down home Southern tradition ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Zucchini Pie

    This rustic Zucchini Pie is the cousin to one of the most beloved summer traditions of the South — tomato pie.  Garden fresh zucchini is fanned out on a shortbread crust…

  • Spicy Rainbow Slaw recipe | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Spicy Rainbow Slaw

    This healthy Spicy Rainbow Slaw with a tangy lemon yogurt dressing is made with red and green cabbage, bell peppers, watermelon radishes, jicama, and a touch of jalapeno complements any summer…

  • Skinny Fries are crispy and delicious without the calories | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Skinny Fries

    These Skinny Fries are skinny in every sense of the word — thin and crispy, baked in healthy olive oil with lots of flavor and no salt — there’s no doubt…