As we are hit with hot weather up here in Minnesota, there is nothing like a cool and refreshing side dish that can go with practically anything. In this Thai Cucumber Salad, the salad is simple to make, taking under 20 minutes to make. The salad is an easy and quite healthy side dish. The dressing is a sweet vinegar style that is packed with a bit of a heat that goes great over the cold crisp vegetables. The best part of this recipe is that it is indeed vegan and vegetarian.
When it comes to breakfast, I tend to like a great savory breakfast that usually involves eggs. Eggs are the perfect base for any breakfast. In this roasted vegetable farmers' omelette, it is the perfect savory breakfast. The omelette is packed with flavorful and colorful vegetables in every bite and the egg comes out thick and soft. Its also packed with great nutrients that is needed for your start on the day.
It is perfect for meal prepping your breakfast making enough for 2-3 days all at once.
If you are in the search for a side dish that can do with pretty much any meal, you have found a great contender. In this creamed corn casserole, the texture is light and custard-like packed with a sweet corn and thyme flavor. The topping has a great crunch with a rich buttery and creaminess from the crackers and cheese. The dish takes a mixing bowl and a baking dish to bake in, the clean up is simple and the preparation is just as easy to do. The whole dish can be done in about 30 minutes. I find that frozen corn works the best and gives a great sweet flavor. The cheese in the recipe can be switched with any good melting cheese.
As the weather begins to cool off, it become the time of year for some good hearty soups. This southwestern bean and barley soup fits that bill quite well. The soup is packed with beans and barley making you feel filled and the southwestern flavors make the soup taste fantastic. The soup is vegetarian making it a perfect choice for anyone.
When it comes to fried appetizers, it seems like most aren't worth the extra calories. However with fried pickles, they are worth it. The crunch of the exterior and the warm tangy flavor of the warm pickle inside is hard to just eat one. In these fried pickle bites, you get to enjoy the whole thing in one bite. They are great with or without the sauce, but with the addition of the dipping sauce add another layer of flavor to these great little appetizers that is perfect for your next get together or game day.
One of the most dredged vegetables out there is the brussel sprouts. It feels like most kids are tortured to eat these growing up. It seems like I was one of those kids that wasn't lucky, probably one of the reasons I enjoy eating them. Brussel sprouts are full of nutritious fiber, fatty acids and rich in antioxidants.
These Firecracker Brussels sprouts have a great pop of chili flavor, but does not overwhelm the taste of the brussel sprouts.. They are oven-roasted and full of flavor and crisp around the edges but tender inside. If you are ever on the verge of trying them, this recipe is a good one to bring them back to your plate.
It seems like almost ever salad the is served at a backyard barbecue is a pasta salad, potato or the standard lettuce salad. One of the best salads is ones using rice. Rice is a way under used base for a salad. It takes on flavors like pasta salads and is great at holding onto the vegetables as you are spooning it on to your dish or mouth. This thai wild rice salad has the great flavors of both the white and wild rices, plus the tangy thai vinaigrette. Plus the crunch of the vegetables it creates a great all around salad that will have your friends and family raving.
If you are looking for something new to go with your lunches or dinner in place of the normal bread or crackers for your soups and chili. These scallion cornmeal fritters are the perfect accompaniment to soups and stews and are a great side for pretty much any dinner in place of bread. The fritters are basically a cornbread or hush puppy pancakes. The cornmeal fritters are extremely easy to make and takes about 15-20 minutes from start to finish.
If you are looking for a great side dish that is simple to prepare and can go with pretty much any dish, check out these szechuan green beans. These szechuan green beans are a chinese takeout staple that packs a great amount of heat and flavor from the green beans. The green beans are saute over heat until they are cooked them tossed at the last few minutes with the remaining few and pantry staple ingredients to make the perfect side dish or even main dish.
In the summer, one of the most common sides is the pasta salad. They are popular due to the salad being nice and cold on a hot summer day and the ease of making them. In this greek pasta salad, the salad is full of fresh bold flavors that are light and delicious on a hot summer day. The salad can be made in under 20 minutes, plus time to let it get cold in the refrigerator. It is perfect for a great easy change to your next picnic or backyard barbecue.
Hey everyone, I am Dan and Live in Minnesota. I am here to show you the wonderful world of cooking and baking. As being a young boy in the kitchen to being a chef for over 10 years, I will show you the great recipes I have used over the years and what I do next. Please stick around and Enjoy!!