Side Dishes, Vegetarian Dishes, Veggies

Zucchini, Onion & Chickpea Side Salad with Arugula (Hello Fresh)

I thought this was a creative little side salad idea from Hello Fresh.  It actually came out super tasty. I can't give you the whole recipe here, but just so you get the idea: You start out by sauteeing the chopped onion and zucchini in olive oil, because they take the longest to cook: Then… Continue reading Zucchini, Onion & Chickpea Side Salad with Arugula (Hello Fresh)

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Creative Food Combinations, Dinner, One-Container Meals, Pasta, Side Dishes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian Dishes

Cheese Tortellini with Melted Goat Cheese & Sauteed Broccoli Rabe

In my last post, I described a pretty easy way to cook broccoli rabe (blanching it in cold water, and then sauteing it in olive oil). You can then use that broccoli rabe to make this dish. It's super simple: You just boil the tortellini (I used an 8 oz package of fresh Bertoli tortellini,… Continue reading Cheese Tortellini with Melted Goat Cheese & Sauteed Broccoli Rabe

Side Dishes, Veggies

Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic

Broccoli rabe (also known as "rapini") is one of those vegetables I've been meaning to learn to cook for a long time.  I finally tackled it the other day before incorporating it into a dish with tortellini and goat cheese (that recipe is coming next!). I have to be honest, it didn't come out perfect… Continue reading Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic

Side Dishes, Veggies

Healthy Baked Broccoli Bites

This is a quick, easy, and tasty way to prepare broccoli!  Chop into bite-size pieces: Then coat with olive oil, salt, and pepper: Spread the pieces out on a baking tray, making sure they aren't touching each other too much (you want them to bake, not steam each other). Bake at 350 degrees for approximately… Continue reading Healthy Baked Broccoli Bites

Potatoes, Side Dishes, Veggies

The simplest recipe for baked sweet potatoes.

You guys, I just made myself the most amazing snack, and it was so, so easy: I came home from the most beautiful hike, and I was hungry. I rinsed off a sweet potato, cut it in half, and then coated both sides lightly in olive oil. I then wrapped it in tinfoil, and tossed it in… Continue reading The simplest recipe for baked sweet potatoes.

Chicken Dishes, Creative Food Combinations, Dinner, One-Container Meals, Soup

Chicken, Bacon & Wild Rice Soup (from Pinch of Yum)

Pinch of Yum is a really great food blog I've been following a long time.  In addition to their wide range of recipes, Lindsay and Bjork also offer a lot of great advice on topics such as food photography and making an income with your blog. Yesterday I followed their recipe for Chicken Bacon Wild Rice… Continue reading Chicken, Bacon & Wild Rice Soup (from Pinch of Yum)

Side Dishes, Veggies

Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash, Carrots, and Parsnips

Just a veggie "roasting kit" from Whole Foods.  It came out to about 3 servings, which is perhaps not the best value for $5.99, however, in the interest of time and convenience and not having to chop things, it was worth it. I know... this is probably a somewhat boring post.  I know.  But one of my… Continue reading Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash, Carrots, and Parsnips