Category Archives: Side Dishes

Red Bean and Brown Rice Skillet Meal

This is a great meatless meal, but it can also be a terrific side to any meat!  Your call!             Red Bean and Brown Rice Skillet Meal: 1 can dark red kidney beans, drained/rinsed 1 … Continue reading

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Horsey Carrots

This is a great side dish!  I served it alongside some grilled chicken sausages.             Horsey Carrots: 1 large bag of baby carrots (each cut in half lengthwise) 3/4 c olive oil mayo 3 Tbs. … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken Sausages and Veggie Packets

Our old grill just went suddenly.  My husband is thrilled with  the purchase of our new one and was anxious to give it a try.  Tonight he grilled up some chicken sausages…Chipotle ones for us and Cheesy Italian for the … Continue reading

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Penne Arugula Salad

Another meatless meal option or a side dish for a crowd: Penne Arugula Salad: 4 to 5 c baby arugula 1 box whole wheat penne 1/2 c sun dried tomatoes, chopped 4 Tbsp olive oil 4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar salt … Continue reading

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Oven-Roasted Vegetables

Oven roasted veggies make a really great versatile side dish because you can switch which ones you use, the type of seasoning and the serving amount as well.  I served mine with a turkey roast.  I love making those as … Continue reading

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Green Bean Bundles

          Green Bean Bundles: 1 pound fresh green beans 10-12 slices of turkey bacon 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper * Preheat oven to … Continue reading

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Watermelon Feta Salad

This one freaked me out a bit.  The ingredients just didn’t seem to fit together in my head.  They did, however, fit together in my belly!  This is such a refreshing salad!  I took it to picnics this past summer, … Continue reading

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Zesty Southern Pasta and Bean Salad

Zesty Southern Pasta and Bean Salad: 1 box small wheat pasta shells (cooked according to directions on box, drained, rinsed with cold water) 1/2 c Italian dressing 1 can pinto beans, drained/rinsed 1 can black beans, drained/rinsed 1 can corn, … Continue reading

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