Category: Side Dishes

Hoisin Fried Rice

Hoisin Fried Rice

I like fried rice, it’s easy, economical and excellent for Meal Planning.  You know how I love my Intentional Leftovers! What I don’t like is that regular Fried Rice is often bland but it doesn’t have to be.   Hoisin Fried Rice is the answer.   Full […]

Instant Pot Mashed Red Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Red Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Red Potatoes My family and likely your family loves mashed potatoes.  I’m a bit fussy about mine.   I like them creamy, rich and flavorful, and I definitely do not like them grainy!!   Choosing the right potato for what you are cooking is […]

Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprout Skewers These bacon wrapped Brussel sprouts skewer are the perfect appetizer to serve for any occasion. Crispy, smoky, and savory you can make them on the grill or use your oven.    Bacon, that’s honestly all a good appetizer needs to […]

Cucumber Radish Salad

Cucumber Radish Salad

Cucumber Radish Salad Summer time for me means the days are longer, and hotter and filled with more activities and entertaining than the rest of the year.  It also means I do a LOT of grilling or Instant pot cooking.  Anything to keep the oven […]

Easy Guacamole; summer fresh flavour in minutes

Easy Guacamole; summer fresh flavour in minutes

Guacamole is a simple, flavorful dip that appears on my table quite often. Avocado’s can be finicky, too hard and not ripe enough, and then wham, TOO soft. Luckily even over ripe avocado can be used to make this Quick and Easy Fresh Guacamole There […]

Easy Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes

Easy Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes

Make ahead Easy Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes While I called these Make ahead Easy Parmesan Breakfast potatoes, they are really just gosh darn delicious potatoes.  The fact that they are ready in under 20 minutes makes them even better.   I particularly like dishes that use easily […]

Sweet Coleslaw with Pineapple

Sweet Coleslaw with Pineapple

Sweet Coleslaw with Pineapple ? Yes, you are reading this right, Coleslaw with Pineapple, trust me, it’s really good. This unusual sweet coleslaw, with pineapple and cilantro is the perfect side dish for Spring and Summer.  Crunchy cabbage and carrots, combine with sweet bursts of […]

Panko Roasted Asparagus; Chipotle Aioli

Panko Roasted Asparagus; Chipotle Aioli

Panko Roasted Asparagus Side dishes for weeknights often seem to be one of the biggest challenges people face when it comes to getting dinner on the table.  Often resorting to canned veg or a quick steam during the winter months, I’m so excited when Spring […]

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON & PECANS

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON & PECANS

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON & PECANS Not everyone likes brussel sprouts,  but not everyone cooks them with Bacon!  Bacon makes everything better, though I personally love brussel sprouts!  Lauren Keatings new cookbook Healthy Eating One-Pot Cookbook is full of wonderful recipes that can be […]

Keto Garlic Cauliflower Mash

Keto Garlic Cauliflower Mash

Keto doesn’t have to be boring! This flavorful Keto Garlic Cauliflower mash pairs well with a wide range of beef, pork, chicken, and plant-based entrees. Plus, it comes together in under 30 minutes, so it is perfect for those busy weeknights when you want to […]