Sides & Salads

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Hand-Wilted Kale Apple Salad with Honey-Roasted Pecans

There's no doubt kale salads are healthy and full of nutrition, but kale can be a little tough when it's raw, which can make chewing through a whole kale salad a bit tiring, right?  What if I said you could make fresh raw kale super tender and easy to eat with...

Sesame Sautéed Cabbage ~ Fast with Five Fridays

Sesame Sautéed Cabbage Hi Everyone! It's Friday and as per usual, I want to get dinner on the table as quick as I can...so I can relax more with my family! Enter my 5 Ingredient Sesame Sautéed Cabbage with a side of grilled chicken (check out this recipe for a quick...

Tomato-Watermelon Caprese Salad

Tomato-Watermelon Caprese Salad I don't know about you, but as the end of summer approaches, I seem to do everything I can to hold on and not let summer slip through my fingers. Thinking about the weather change that's inevitable (aka: snow for me), and realizing that...

Roasted Butternut Squash with Herbs and Goat Cheese

Roasted Butternut Squash with Herbs and Goat Cheese One of the vegetables my dad has always grown is butternut squash. Growing up, and still to this day, my parents would cook large amounts of squash at once and then freeze it to have through the winter. They would...

Kale-Quinoa Salad

Kale-Quinoa Salad By now, you may be thinking I sound like a broken record when I say that quinoa and kale are healthy.  Duh, right? We've been hearing it a lot lately and it's almost overkill, but besides knowing that we should all eat more, do you know the...

Corn and Avocado Salad

Corn and Avocado Salad If your family is anything like mine, you love sweet corn!  When I make it, I make a bunch since the hardest part of sweet corn is shucking it, and usually my kids help which makes it go quicker. In my house, leftover cooked corn gets cut...

Taco Salad

Who doesn't love taco salad?!?  I am certainly in the group that does and don't know of a single person who doesn't. But, when I think of restaurant style taco salads, my heart starts to pound because of the fat-laden fried tortilla bowl most are served in....

Roasted Cauliflower (AKA: Cauliflower Popcorn)

Roasted Cauliflower Roasted cauliflower has become the new favorite vegetable side dish for my family. My nearly 2-year-old daughter can't get enough; she will literally cry when I won't give her more (not that I usually withhold vegetables from my kids, but in this...

“Not Your Mama’s” Spiced Applesauce

"Not Your Mama's" Spiced Applesauce Disclaimer: My mother makes wonderful applesauce. She adds a lot of cinnamon to her applesauce and also added sugar and takes the peel off the apples. My applesauce, while similar to Mom's in that I like a lot of cinnamon, is...

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