Category Archive: Sides/Vegetables

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Recently on a Trader Joe’s shopping day I picked up a beautiful eggplant for under $2. A recipe from Ina Garten for a roasted eggplant spread intrigued me so I got busy in the kitchen. This recipe contains all things that equal deliciousness – is that a real word?  Roasted red bell peppers, red onion, …

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Zucchini Red Pepper & Shallot Pie WWPP7

Zucchini Red Pepper & Shallot Pie Nutmeg Notebook

Do you have some zucchini that needs to be used up? If not, you need to buy a zucchini so you can make this amazing savory pie. Helen @ Doing A 180 posted about this recipe on her blog and I knew as soon as I saw the recipe that I had to make it. Helen …

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Whole Wheat CousCous Salad & More Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

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Have you ever noticed that when someone else cooks for you the food tastes even better? Since I am the main cook around here it’s pure delight when someone cooks for me. While my mom was in town for the wedding she made one of our favorite from scratch meals – her homemade Runzas.  Don’t …

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Broccoli, Bacon & Toasted Almond Salad

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This is a light and refreshing broccoli salad made without any mayo! I cut back on the amount of sugar and have to admit that I doubled the amount of bacon – but before you think I went overboard on bacon let me tell you that I still only used 2 slices of bacon! Ha, …

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Potato Salad with Peas

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We are not big on traditional potato salad but we do enjoy this unconventional version. It has a vinegar based dressing that is light and delicious. You can adjust the amount of sugar to suit your personal taste. I go with a lot less sugar than the recipe calls for because we tend to like …

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