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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 like a second class citizen.…

Colorful purple cauliflower rice salad in a wooden bowl

Purple Cauliflower Rice Salad

My healthy Purple Cauliflower Rice Salad is gluten free and so colorful ~ it combines roasted and raw veggies for tons of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber!…

A steaming bowl of rainbow carrots with browned butter and sage

Rainbow Carrots with Browned Butter and Sage

Rainbow Carrots with Browned Butter and Sage is an easy way to add a pop of color to your fall and winter meals.  I like to put a big bowl of these colorful healthy carrots on our Thanksgiving table,…

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, walks away from this bowl a sprout hater!…

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 long as you let me have seconds :)…

kale and butternut salad in a wooden bowl with wooden salad servers

Kale and Butternut Salad with Maple Spiced Pecans

Kale and Butternut Salad with Maple Spiced Pecans ~ a simple vegan salad full of superfood nutrients and fall flavors.  This is the way you’re going to balance out all those heavy meals on your holiday menus…no Turkey Pants…

Grilled Baby Eggplant with Minted Yogurt and Pomegranate on a silver platter

Grilled Baby Eggplant with Minted Yogurt and Pomegranate

Grilled Baby Eggplant with Minted Yogurt and Pomegranate is a simple healthy Middle Eastern inspired side dish or appetizer ~ you can even pick up these babies by their stems and eat them as finger food ~ they might…

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 from a handful of common ingredients.  (Did you…

A plate of pear salad with creamy walnut vinaigrette

Pear Salad with Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette

My Pear Salad with Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette is just about the first thing I make when gorgeous pears show up in my grocery store.   The star of this fall salad is a whole pear that’s been thinly sliced…

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, too.  What more could you want from a…

making quick rainbow giardiniera vegetable pickle

Quick Rainbow Giardiniera (small batch)

My Quick Rainbow Giardiniera is a colorful riff on the classic Italian relish ~ my vibrant version makes use of some of the more unique veggies in the produce aisle.  Enjoy these crunchy pickled vegetables as a healthy snack…

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 rustic breakfast cake!…

summer fruit salad with kefir poppy seed dressing in two glass bowls

Summer Fruit Salad with Kefir Poppy Seed Dressing

Summer Fruit Salad with Kefir Poppy Seed Dressing is one of my favorite ways to cope with the avalanche of fruit that tumbles into my kitchen every year, right about now.  Our eyes are always bigger than our fridges…

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 a good old Southern tomato salad, you already…

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 to your next summer shindig and you may…

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 in a little bacon grease, and you’ve got…

basil marinated mozzarella with sliced summer tomatoes on a white surface

Basil Marinated Mozzarella with summer tomatoes

Basil Marinated Mozzarella with summer tomatoes ~ you already know it, the simplest foods are the best. You know instinctively that ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, and fresh mozzarella will taste incredible.  Take awesome ingredients and don’t screw…

a bowl of gluten free pasta salad

How to Make Gluten Free Pasta Salad That Tastes Fabulous

How to Make Gluten Free Pasta Salad That Tastes Fabulous ~ gluten free pasta is a great invention, but it doesn’t perform very well cold, which is  big problem for summertime salads.   I’ve got some tips and tricks…

Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad in glass bowl

Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad

This yummy Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad is an delicious twist on a potluck classic ~ quick to prepare using common ingredients, the Asian flavors in this colorful pasta salad really pop.  This easy summer side salad recipe will be…

Fully Loaded Wedge Salad on a platter with dressing

Fully Loaded Wedge Salad

The Fully Loaded Wedge Salad is the queen of salads ~ a salad even salad haters can’t resist!  With hearts of iceberg lettuce piled high with goodies like bacon, eggs, croutons, black olives, creamy blue cheese dressing, there’s even…

Chopped Asparagus Salad Recipe

Make my Chopped Asparagus Salad recipe when the spring asparagus is plentiful and cheap, and you’re craving a bit of fresh crunch in your life after a long winter.  This cold asparagus salad becomes a complete meal with a…

Rosemary and Olive No Knead Focaccia Bread

Rosemary and Olive No Knead Focaccia Bread with paper thin slices of Meyer lemon is an easy yeast bread you’ll come back to again and again.  With only a quick hand mixing and 40 minutes to rise, you can…

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 roasted potatoes bring a splash of color to…

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 the holidays!…

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 once and for all!…

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, flexitarians, weight watchers, picky eaters, and vegetarians around…

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 a side dish or turn it into a…

One Hour No Sugar Apple Butter

One Hour No Sugar Apple Butter ~ this healthy small batch fruit butter has the flavor of fresh apples with just a hint of spice, and best of all, it’s ready in an hour!…

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 indulgent enough for any holiday table.…

Pumpkin Spice Biscuits

Pumpkin Spice Biscuits ~ the stuff pumpkin lovers’ dreams are made of…tall, golden, flaky biscuits enriched with pumpkin puree and a hint of Fall spices.  Pair ’em with every soup and stew you make this season.…

Tortellini Salad with Artichokes and Edamame

Tortellini Salad with Artichokes and Edamame ~  perfect for those busy nights when you want a nice healthy salad for dinner, but crave some protein and carbs along with it.…

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 honey sesame glaze doesn’t hurt either! *This post…

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 vegan dish will thrill everybody around your table,…

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 batch to keep in the fridge for quick…

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 so many wonderful variations on this fab appetizer. …

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 Passover and Hanukkah!…

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 rosy color!…

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 your plate to life.  Plus you can’t beat…

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!…

Whipped Kabocha with Vanilla Bean ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Whipped Kabocha Squash with Vanilla Bean and Nutmeg

This Whipped Kabocha Squash recipe with vanilla bean and nutmeg is a winner ~ take a chance on this one, guys, trust me, the texture is dreamy and the flavors are out of this world.…

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 weeknight meals, too.…

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!…

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 recipe! It’s all about the texture!   This…

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 holiday side dish will wow everybody!…

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! It’s hard to call this Hatch Green Chile…

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 that goes with everything!…

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 and topped with a layer of bubbly cheese…

Minimal Monday: Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes

The most delicious way to enjoy height of the season tomatoes is also the easiest…Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes are ready in 10 minutes, and they go with everything.  Just a few simple ingredients turn ripe summer tomatoes into the best…

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 about it, fries are back on the table!…

Skinny Broccoli Salad

Skinny Broccoli Salad is a healthier version of a potluck favorite, made lighter but just as yummy, with  a homemade Greek yogurt ranch dressing.…

7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

Take your salad from so-so to stunning with these 7 tips — and when something looks this fabulous and fresh it’s a pleasure to serve, and even more fun to eat.…

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Cheese Casserole is a classic side dish that gets a bad rap because generations of moms have resorted to canned soup, frozen broccoli, and mayo.  This version is closer to a French gratin, with everything (easily!) made from…

Wild Mushroom Polenta Packets recipe

Wild Mushroom Polenta Packets

Wild Mushroom Polenta Packets make an unforgettable side dish with chervil, tarragon and garlicky mushrooms over a bed of polenta, all wrapped up in neat little parcels that keep the aromas and flavors trapped inside.…

Jeweled Tabbouleh Salad

Jeweled Tabbouleh

My Jeweled Tabbouleh Salad is a healthy Mediterranean cracked wheat recipe studded with colorful, gem-like dried fruits and nuts. This festive no mayo whole grain salad is perfect for both holiday tables and working lunches alike.  If your body…

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes topped with mini marshmallows are a fun side dish for any day of the week

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are topped with mini marshmallows for an ooey gooey delicious fall and holiday side dish.  This recipe brings out the kid in everyone!…