Tagged with side dish

Meatless Monday: Caprese Stacks

Meatless Monday: Caprese Stacks

Hello from New York City! After lots of family time on Long Island, I escaped on the train and have been enjoying a little bit of time with friends in the Big Apple. Highlight so far (besides their amazing rooftop lounge…amazing views!) is definitely meeting Zachary Levi. Ummm he is most definitely in my top … Continue reading

Politics and Avocado-Cilantro Hummus

Politics and Avocado-Cilantro Hummus

What a crazy 24 hours for politics, you guys. I’m sorry, I know it’s tacky to talk about religion and politics or whatever, but indulge me in this and I’ll indulge you all with POSSIBLY my best side dish recipe ever. {actually, considering the fact that I work in politics and live blocks away from … Continue reading

Lemony Brown Rice with Spring Veggies

Lemony Brown Rice with Spring Veggies

Seems like every season, I make some kind of rice pilaf (or quinoa, couscous, etc) with the season’s veggies. It started in the SUMMER which included zucchini, bell pepper and tomatoes.. then continued into an AUTUMN version which featured an amazing mix of walnuts, dried cranberries, caramelized onions, and rosemary. Ohhh man both were so … Continue reading

Meatless Monday: Spaghetti Squash

Meatless Monday: Spaghetti Squash

I am FINALLY sharing with you all my recipe for spaghetti squash! I’ve only showed you pictures of me making it one two three times, I guess it’s time I post my recipe. The thing is, this isn’t a recipe as much as it is a method. Spaghetti squash is super versatile. Once you roast … Continue reading

Spicy Crispy Squash Rounds

Spicy Crispy Squash Rounds

Sometimes, I feel like a bit of a produce pusher. Pretty much all summer long, I ate quinoa. I made it for lunch, I snacked on it, and I brought it to potlucks so that everyone else could see how good it was… There was back in (what felt like summer but was actually) late … Continue reading

Meatless Monday: Late Autumn Grain Blend

Meatless Monday: Late Autumn Grain Blend

Told you guys I had something for you this Monday! Remember my summer skillet? I thought it was pretty freckin good as is: Trader Joe’s Harvest Grain Blend with summer vegetables like zucchini and tomatoes and just a touch of white wine and basil. (OK, it WAS pretty good!) However, I came up with a … Continue reading

Meatless Monday: End of Summer Skillet

Meatless Monday: End of Summer Skillet

Living in an urban area with no car, you’d think I wouldn’t know how to make myself a good meal very often. That’s the whole point of city livin’ when you’re young, right? Carrie Bradshaw never cooked. Her dinner always consisted making reservations at a swanky restaurant for a romantic dimly lit dinner date at … Continue reading

Meatless Monday: Ratatouille

Meatless Monday: Ratatouille

It all started at the farmers market on Thursday. I saw eggplant, and an idea popped into my head. French cooking had been on my mind, as I had recently read the Julia Child article I shared on Friday and am hoping to convince T-Man to take a French vacation with me when his campaign … Continue reading