Roasted Acorn Squash

Time: 30 minutes Baby – this is what you came for… a quick, healthy side dish that goes well with almost any entree. Music Selection: Rihanna & Calvin Harris – This is What You Came For Ingredients: 2 acorn squash ¼ cup olive oil Salt Butter Toppings: chilli powder, butter/brown sugar, butter and cooked peas…

Bacon & Onion Risotto

Time: 45 minutes So simple and so delicious – made “it for you”… Music Selection: Cilla Black – It’s For You Ingredients: 6 cups hot chicken broth (or 3 cups broth, 3 cups water) 2 Tbsp olive oil 6 strips bacon, finely diced 1 small shallot, finely diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups arborio…

Ohhhh so good Crispy Kale Couscous Salad

Time: 1 hour Kale and couscous are not always ingredients that make people excited, but they really deserve a second chance… trust me you will find it worth the effort. I made this recipe and brought some to my uncle G this past week, I was a little unsure if it would be something he’d…

Aji Verde

Time: 15 minutes And another great side dish to lead a fun and spicy weekend with great weather and BBQing and celebrating! Music Selection: Dan Fogelberg – Leader of the Band Ingredients: 1 cup mayonnaise 2 cups packed cilantro (washed, and torn up) 1 jalapeno (more or less to taste), remove seeds and dice 3…

Pebre

Time: 15 minutes This is a recipe that you will want to stay around a little longer – so maybe double the recipe? Music Selection: Buddy Guy – Stay Around a little Longer Ingredients: 2 large tomatoes, diced finely 1 jalapeno pepper (more or less to taste) – finely chopped (seeds removed) ½ onion, finely…

Peach Plum Chutney

Time: 15 minutes Want an easy recipe to spice up your BBQ or rice? Look no further… enjoy! Music Selection: Joanna Newsom – Peach Plum Pear Ingredients: 3 -4 ripe peaches or nectarines 3 – 4 ripe plums (optional – add 1/2 a diced, peeled pear or some chopped up dried cherries) 4 Tbsp sugar…

Quick Pickled Red Onion

Time: 1 hour Why wait for the world to change? You can change up many of your favorite recipes with this simple pickled red onion recipe – great way to get a few extra vegetables in! Music Selection: John Mayer – Waiting On The World To Change Ingredients: ½ large red onion, shaved slices ½…

Apple Fennel Coleslaw

Time: 20 minutes This is a simple, delicious, healthy twist on coleslaw. Try it as a BBQ side dish or on apple whiskey pulled pork! Music Selection: Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved Ingredients: ½ head green cabbage or bag of coleslaw 1 green onion, finely diced 1 fennel, shaved 1 red apple, cored and…

Baked Potato with Broccoli Cheese Sauce

Time: 45 minutes Only you can love this dish this way… so good, so filling. Yum Music Selection: Keith Urban – Only You Can Love Me This Way Ingredients: 4 – 6 medium potatoes 2 cups milk ¼ cup flour ¾ c. butter, split in 3 x ¼ c 1 tsp smoked paprika ½ tsp…

Pickled Jalapeno

Time: 1 hour This is a great side dish to add a little zip to nachos, burritos, enchiladas and even ramen soup! Music Selection: Shawn Medes and Camila Cabello – Senorita Ingredients: 2 limes, juiced 1 large jalapeno, sliced in half and seeded 1 tsp sugar Pinch salt Directions: In large bowl, mix the lime…