Category Archives: Sides

Grilled Vegetables with Quinoa

This summer, my oldest is at camp for the first time. It’s not like a sleep away camp – he gets the bus at the local Y to an outdoor Y center in the next town and spends all day … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

My friends Andy and Ans host a pot luck party every year. Because winter was so miserable here in the Northeast, they decided that everyone should bring a vegetable focused dish to celebrate spring. I love vegetables. Lately, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetables

Super Storm Sandy fried my electricity for 12 hours last week.  I am extremely fortunate that’s all that happened.  I live in Massachusetts, but I don’t live on the coast so I didn’t have flooding.  And the huge tree in … Continue reading

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Southwest Salad

This is modified from an old recipe I found in Cooking Light.  The original recipe has cilantro in it.  Personally, I think cilantro tastes like dirt so I don’t use it.  Steve’s not really a huge fan, either.  You could substitute … Continue reading

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Black Bean Salad with Garlic Honey Lime Dressing

My house isn’t well ventilated.  I have this huge bay window in my living room and only one of the panes opens, the one in the top right hand corner.  It needs to be replaced desperately because it’s not very … Continue reading

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Vegetable Rice

I originally used this recipe from Everyday Food (it was called sweet pepper rice), but it was a little bland for my taste, so I’ve modified it a little bit for more flavor.  This is a great side dish for … Continue reading

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Kid Friendly Meals

The worst thing in the world about working full-time – whether you’re at an office or a stay-at-home parent – is to have that adorable little face look up at you around dinner time and wrinkle his nose at what … Continue reading

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