Category Archives: Side Dishes

Zucchini Pancakes – Grain-free

Zucchini Pancakes – Grain-free

Sometimes I feel quite lazy on the weekends for dinner. But it was dinnertime and I had to make *something* and I did not have enough leftovers for a whole meal. I looked in my fridge and spotted some leftover shredded zucchini. I wanted to make a zucchini latke type thing as a side dish,Get more »

Green Chile Mashed Potatoes

Green Chile Mashed Potatoes

The other day on my ‘What’s for dinner?’ thread on my Facebook page, someone commented that they had made green chile mashed potatoes. It sounded so good, I wanted to make some myself. I had all of the ingredients given that it is chile season here in Central TX so I decided to make thisGet more »

Grilled Portabello Mushroom Pizzas

Grilled Portabello Mushroom Pizzas

Wondering how to enjoy pizza without eating wheat or other grains? I have seen many ideas for grain free pizzas out there. This one is my family’s favorite. We loved mushroom pizzas before so I figured why not promote the mushroom to be the crust? I am not sure if you have tried other portabelloGet more »

Sorrel and Potato Gratin

Sorrel and Potato Gratin

  I decided to try some sorrel after spotting it at my farmer’s market last weekend. I tasted it and it had a lovely bright and sour flavor – almost like a cross between lemon and strawberries. It was a very happy flavor and I figured it would add some interesting life to anything IGet more »

Homemade Tip Wednesday: How to Make Crispy French Fries

Homemade Tip Wednesday: How to Make Crispy French Fries

I will admit it: I am a sucker for French fries. Isn’t everyone? There are many techniques involved in making a perfectly crisp French fry. I will share how I do it. Yes, you can make mock French fries in the oven to avoid the oil…this post isn’t about that. This post is about deepGet more »

Sweet and Sour Fermented Coleslaw

Sweet and Sour Fermented Coleslaw

I love sauerkraut but sometimes you just want good old coleslaw! Well, guess what? You can make coleslaw from basic sauerkraut. This is sweet and sour from the honey and vinegar and is very refreshing! This is perfect for an outdoor barbeque. Sweet and Sour Fermented Coleslaw Ingredients 1 pint homemade fermented Sauerkraut 1/2 cupGet more »

Smashed and Roasted Potatoes

Smashed and Roasted Potatoes

I like to blanch potatoes in the morning and then sauté or roast them later (to learn more about all of these techniques check out The Homemade Mommy Handbook).  This means less work I have to do right before dinner is served. Here is a simpler version of my sautéed potatoes recipe because there isGet more »

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Honey and Currants

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Honey and Currants

I have just started getting fresh, local brussel sprouts in my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box and I can’t believe how much sweeter and tastier they are than the kind you can get at the grocery store. My daughter even loves them. They seriously do not even taste like brussel sprouts! I love making brusselGet more »

Taco Night

Taco Night

Eureka! I have found a dinner my whole family loves that includes all of the wonderful real foodie foods I want us to be eating! The dinner is so simple to pull together because most of it can be made ahead of time. This meal is as nutrient dense as you can get because itGet more »

Indian Spiced Cauliflower Rice

Indian Spiced Cauliflower Rice

I have seen cauliflower rice all over the internet but had never made it myself until last week. I was very surprised by the results. I added in some Indian spices and the rice truly tasted like a white Basmati from an Indian restaurant – hardly like a vegetable at all! This will definitely makeGet more »

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