Browsing Tag

Side Dish

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.…

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 ~ is your Thanksgiving table a sea of drab neutrals?  What a turnoff!  Wake up everybody’s taste buds with these 15 vibrant recipes.…

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. I don’t think I’ve…

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! As a card carrying Brussels sprout lover, I’ve had them every which way, and I have to say, this Creamed…

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! *This post is in partnership with Swanson® ~ thank you for supporting me and the…

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! save the…

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

This Couscous Almondine Salad is inspired by one of the pricey pre-made salads at my favorite grocery store — it’s easy to throw together, it’s chocked full of great tastes, it’s healthy as all get out, and it keeps…

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

Minimal Monday: Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes

The best way to enjoy height of the season tomatoes is also the simplest…Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes are ready in 10 minutes, and they go with everything! This is the side dish of the summer — it’s fresh, sweet, juicy,…

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 an American potluck classic made healthier, but just as yummy, with a homemade Greek yogurt ranch dressing. Skinny is an ambiguous concept if there ever was one, it all sort of depends on your point…

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. It dawned on me recently that so many…

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

It’s always fun to grocery shop during the holidays, the produce section is filled to bursting with so many seasonal favorites.  I’ve never seen such a mountain of sweet potatoes like the one in my supermarket the other day. …

Luscious end of summer Green Tomato Cobbler

Green Tomato Cobbler with Buttermilk Biscuits

Green Tomato Cobbler with Buttermilk Cornmeal Biscuits is a delicious savory cobbler that goes with any meal.   Tart green tomatoes form the base of this ultimate down home comfort food! Gather up those green tomatoes from your gardens, people,…

Healthy Vegetarian stuffed bell peppers

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers is a vegetarian dish packed with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean and tons of healthy protein ~ you’ll never dream Meatless Monday again! I can’t get seem to get enough of bell peppers these days,…

New Potato and Egg Salad is the perfect side for so many summer meals.

New Potato Salad with Eggs and Mustard

New Potato Salad with Eggs and Mustard ~ this gutsy potato salad will up your hamburger and hotdog game all spring and summer, and will quickly become your new favorite ~ I found this salad at bon appétit and…

Honey Roasted Parsnips

Honeyed Parsnips

Honeyed Parsnips ~ If you need a last minute side dish that your dinner guests won’t have had before, try these honeyed parsnips.  Parsnips are the sweeter and creamier version of carrots, and they caramelize beautifully in a hot…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate, a healthy side dish

Minimal Monday: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate is a super easy fall and holiday side dish that dresses up any table and will make Brussels sprout fans out of everyone! Everybody knows by now that if you lightly coat Brussels sprouts…

Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples 3

Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples

Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples ~ I love vintage recipes, they’re a great way to shake things up in the kitchen because they come to you complete with a whole different set of food rules and values. This one…

Mejadra from Jerusalemn

Mejadra (from Jerusalem)

Are you ready for some serious comfort food, Middle Eastern style?  Mejadra, (or Mujaddara) is a hearty basmati rice and lentil dish that’s sustained  Muslims, Christians, and Jews for centuries. Now we all can get in on the action…

Asparagus Roasted with Blood Oranges 7

Asparagus Roasted with Blood Oranges

Asparagus roasted with blood oranges is a side dish that’s as easy and healthy and it is gorgeous.  I love the pretty combination of the fresh green with the blood oranges in this easy asparagus recipe, but you could…

Beet Latke cooking

Beet Latkes with Horseradish Crème Fraîche

Beet Latkes with Horseradish Crème Fraîche ~ a delicious and vibrant riff on classic potato latkes that will have everyone begging for seconds! I don’t know, maybe the idea of beet latkes is going to be a hard sell…

Delicious and Easy Red Onion Gratin

Red Onion Gratin ~ this unusual gratin is perfect for any fall or holiday meal, the red onion bakes up soft and sweet in a cheesy sauce finished off with a crunchy herb crumb topping. I love all members…

Provençal Style Stuffed Onions

Provençal Style Stuffed Onions are a wonderfully elegant and easy French inspired side dish that goes from holiday feasts to everyday meals. Onions are the workhorses of the kitchen and the foundation of so many billions of dishes across…

Mushroom Risotto, the ultimate luxurious vegetarian meal!

Easy Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto ~ This is probably the most voluptuous risotto I’ve ever made.  Thick with both cultivated and wild mushrooms, enriched with cognac, beef stock, and mascarpone cheese, it’s pretty heady stuff.   Pair it with an earthy pinot noir…

Sweet Potato Spears with Lemongrass Dip

Sweet Potato Spears with Lemongrass Dip is a healthy appetizer or side dish that lets you indulge without the guilt ~  if you love sweet potato fries, you’ll love these! Do you know your trigger foods?  I learned about…

Pasta Salad with Tuna

This Pasta Salad with Tuna is the classic pasta salad I grew up with, and it remains my favorite — it sounds simple, but the combination of flavors is addictive, and once you start eating this, you won’t be…

Asparagus Gratin

This Asparagus Gratin is a luxurious and comforting side dish with a decidedly French accent!  It’s equally good as part of a fancy feast, or a quiet dinner for two. This classic dish is so simple, but it demands…

Portobello Fries with Meyer Lemonnaise

Portobello Fries with Meyer Lemonnaise —big slices of portobello mushrooms lightly coated in a buttermilk batter and fried until crispy ~ then dunked in a tangy lemonnaise! These fried mushrooms are about to rock your world, and they’re ever…

Minimal Monday: Pan Seared Red Cabbage Wedges

Don’t knock these uber simple Pan Seared Red Cabbage Wedges until you’ve tried them ~ this quick side dish is not only healthy, it’s positively addictive! Red Cabbage is one of ‘those’ foods.  You feel a twinge of guilt…

Authentic Middle Eastern Saffron Rice

This Authentic Middle Eastern Saffron Rice is a simple pilaf made with saffron scented basmati rice, sultanas, and pine nuts.  It’s a versatile gluten free and vegan side dish. I’m excited to be participating in the virtual launch of…

Roasted Beet Biscuits

Roasted Beet Biscuits are an unexpected treat — serve them with hearty soups and stews and prepare to get compliments! I loved the Sweet Potato Biscuits I made recently, and I thought it would be fun to see if…

Persian Jeweled Rice

Persian Jeweled Rice is a spectacular rice pilaf topped with colorful gem-like fruits and nuts.  This popular Middle Eastern wedding dish is a celebration in itself ~ it’s gluten free, vegan, and incredibly delicious! save the recipe! This is…

Minimal Monday: Shoestring Onion Rings

I thumped, squeezed, sniffed and taste tested my way through lots of melons at yesterday’s farmer’s market with the thought squarely in mind of making a melon, mint, red onion and feta salad for today’s post.  But for some…

Minimal Monday: Provencal Tomatoes

Provencal Tomatoes are a super easy and healthy side dish with that classic French panache ~ who thought something so simple could be so delicious? It’s Monday again, and those beautiful heirloom tomatoes from the farmer’s market are sitting…