Category: Side Dishes and Vegetables

Side dishes and vegetable recipes from Dish-y.com

Barley with Hearts of Palm from Dish-y.com 0

Barley with Hearts of Palm

A few years back, my New Year’s Resolution was to cook and eat more vegetables. This year, I just want to add more barley into my cooking. It’s kind of a funny story. Ever since the seminar when Dr. Matthew Sleeth suggested that we all read through the Bible looking for all the references of trees, I’ve been curious about looking in the Bible for other targeted ideas as well. Of course, food is top of mind with me just about all of the time. So it turns out that barley is mentioned pretty frequently in the Bible. And, that’s where my inspiration...

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Sesame Ginger Quinoa

Cooking with more whole grains has been my mission over the last few years. Even though quinoa isn’t technically a cereal grain, it’s been immovably filed in the “whole grain” section in my brain. It just feels like a grain. So I’m going to treat it like one. Whether it’s a grain or not, it is a powerhouse of a food that I want to have in my menu plans each week. It’s a complete protein—all essential amino acids are present. Quinoa’s light and fluffy texture makes it the perfect side dish for fish, in my book. We make fish at...

Basic Bread Stuffing for Two 0

Basic Bread Stuffing for Two

The world needs a solid recipe for basic bread stuffing for two. I’ll tell you why. Cooking a grand traditional Thanksgiving feast for only a few people can be challenging, because most traditional recipes are written for times when you’re cooking for more than two people. I used to live over 4 hours away from my family, and I worked a job that required me to choose time off for only one holiday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Christmas always won that battle, and I was left a few times celebrating Thanksgiving with a friend or two who was in the...

Simple 4-ingredient Cucumber Salad 0

Simple 4-ingredient Cucumber Salad

I used to love this cucumber salad because it was delicious. I still make it because it tastes good, but I also love it now because it reminds me of my dad. It reminds me of some of the best times. My mom and dad taught me how to garden when I was young. We always grew cucumbers and zucchini, and I remember plucking them out of the garden. We often made this cucumber salad just minutes after coming in from harvesting. One of the best things about family recipes is that, even if you’ve lost a part of your...

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Super Simple Summer Side Dish

In the hot summer months I try to keep our dinners at home as simple as possible. For us, that usually means a protein and a veggie. A lot of time it’s just a roasted veggie. (I’ll have to share my BAM! best broccoli ever recipe for you Dish-ers sometime. Anywho. Austin got home early the other night and we decided to go out for a boat ride. By the time we got back I was starving which generally equates to poor eating choices for me. I decided to grill some boneless skinless chicken breasts on my countertop Cuisinart grill....

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad | Recipe

Last weekend, I got to meet a couple of my best girlfriends in Chicago for a weekend of pampering. Not only did we get some phenomenal manicures and pedicures, but we also treated ourselves to some really great food. Dinner on Friday night was at a swanky little spot called the Gilt Bar in the near north district. Among our food selections that evening was a tasty little shaved Brussels sprouts salad. I was instantly obsessed. I warned my girlfriends immediately that I was going to be recreating that salad at home. It didn’t take long for me to do so....

Blackened Stewed Okra Recipe from Dish-y.com 0

Blackened Stewed Okra Recipe

Before I moved to Nashville, anyone who mentioned the word “okra” would have been met with a blank stare from me. I had no clue what it was. In fact, at that point in my life, I was accustomed to getting most of my vegetables from cans. Shortly after moving to Tennessee, I began having a wild time familiarizing myself with the plethora of southern staples that were all news to me. I learned that people actually ate green tomatoes, peanuts could be boiled, food could become really really super spicy (in a very uncomfortable way for this pansy Midwestern...

Gluten Free Fired Up Green Tomatoes 0

Gluten Free Fired Up Green Tomatoes

Those of us who keep gardens likely share an abundance of green tomatoes at the moment. It’s the time of year when the fruits that have not yet matured on the vine have a vastly decreased likelihood of changing. The traditional Southern way of taking care of green tomatoes (among other things) is to batter and fry them! It’s delicious. There’s a movie about it: Fried Green Tomatoes. Lately, I’ve been working to eliminate gluten and refined sugars from my diet to help combat a few nagging issues. I also have a few friends following a gluten free eating plan...

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Bacon and Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Bacon and Cheddar Deviled Eggs One Dozen Eggs 1/2 cup of mayo 1 cup of cooked, chopped bacon 1 cup of cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons chopped chives A dash of Worcestershire A dash of hot sauce Pepper   First, place the eggs in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, turn down the heat to a medium low and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse eggs with cold water. Crack and peel the eggs. Slice each egg lengthwise and remove the yolk. Place yolks in a bowl and add ½...

Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw Recipe 0

Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw Recipe

Spring is right around the corner, and this week I was really jonesing to break the grill out and throw on some brats. Who cares if I have to wear a sweatshirt to be outside to man the grill, I’m game. In thinking about what would go well on the side with a meaty bratwurst, I decided to throw together an Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw recipe. So what if I’m rushing summer? Or spring. Whatever. I’m over this winter weather! This recipe is really reminiscent of a yummy oil and vinegar coleslaw recipe you might encounter at a little bar...