Salads · Sides · Vegetables

Vidalia & Cherry​ Tomato Salad

This deceptively simple salad is really quite delightful! So few ingredients, so much flavor. The combination of Oliva’s Cranberry-Pear Balsamic and Persian Lime Olive Oil is one of my favorites. The tartness of the tomatoes and Cranberry Pear Balsamic is a perfect balance to the sweetness of the Vidalia. The Persian Lime oil smoothly blends… Continue reading Vidalia & Cherry​ Tomato Salad

Condiment · Sides · Vegetables

Citrus-Pickled Red Onion With Jalapeño

I love this recipe as a side for Pork Carnitas! Pickling the peppers and onions in a citrus brine is the perfect complement to the hint of citrus in the carnitas. It’s quick and easy to make, and of course goes with all sorts of other dishes, too. There’s very little sugar other than the… Continue reading Citrus-Pickled Red Onion With Jalapeño

Sides · Vegetables

Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower Parmesan

This is so incredibly delicious, it could be the main course! And on top of that, it’s both easy and healthy. I looked at the pile of broccoli and cauliflower as I was putting everything together, and thought it looked like plenty for six people. Wrong! We had five for dinner that night, but I think… Continue reading Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower Parmesan

Appetizers · Sides

Refried Beans (for Birthday Nachos)

Regarding birthdays: “I expect chocolate for breakfast. If you don’t feel sick by mid-morning, you’re not doing it right.” — The Doctor My kids’ birthdays are coming up, which got me thinking about birthday dinners. It’s a long-standing tradition in my family that you get to choose the dinner menu on your birthday. Nearly anything… Continue reading Refried Beans (for Birthday Nachos)

Beans (dried) · Instant Pot Pressure Cooker · Sides

Cooking Dried Chickpeas

I bought an Instant Pot® about a month ago. I’d been flirting with the idea of a pressure cooker for ages. I recently read an article that says not only are they faster than other methods, they actually can do a better job. That’s what really got me interested. Time is not an issue for me. I’m fortunate to… Continue reading Cooking Dried Chickpeas