Cucumbers, Vidalia onions, and a flavorful low carb garlic lemon vinaigrette make this cucumber salad recipe a quick, easy, and healthy side dish.
While I’m gone this week, I’ve got a few blogging friends helping me out by sharing some fabulous recipes with you. This butternut squash gratin recipe was created by my friend Debi, from the blog, Life Currents.
Debi has some amazing recipes on her website, so I hope you’ll swing over and check some of them out! This side dish she’s created looks absolutely delicious. I’m a big fall squash lover as it is, but I think the addition of leeks, cream, and cheese just take it to a whole new level of flavor and deliciousness. I think it would be a perfect side dish to serve with my heart healthy garlic roasted chicken.
Thanks so much for helping to “feed” my readers, Debi. OK… it’s time for some of Debi’s deliciousness! Just click over to itsyummi.com to get the recipe
In the great big world of side dish recipes, mashed potatoes are king. At least they are if you ask the good folks at the potato association. They say that the average American eats approximately 142 pounds of potatoes a year, and especially on Thanksgiving! Next to making the perfect turkey or herb roasted chicken, I think carb-loaded side dishes make or break the meal. Seriously. Have you ever lifted a spoon full of mashed potatoes at Aunt Betty’s Thanksgiving table and felt like you were lifting wet concrete? Or you slid the spoon into your mouth and suddenly felt like you were eating wallpaper paste? Happy Thanksgiving meal memories are not made this way, people! I’m protesting the nasty side dishes! I’m going to give you my tips on how to make perfect mashed potatoes. With this simple information at your disposal, nobody will be able to associate Thanksgiving horror stories around your food!
Food blogger’s dilemma: I cooked up an incredibly delicious pan of roasted vegetables, but then I couldn’t think of what to name the recipe. Indian spiced cauliflower? No, because there are cherry tomatoes and white beans in the recipe, too. Besides, just saying “Indian spiced” doesn’t tell you that there’s earthy tumeric, sweet paprika, and spicy cumin in the blend. But you know what? Calling this dish Indian spiced roasted vegetables is much easier and slips off of the tongue better than “roasted cauliflower, tomatoes, and beans with incredibly yummi blend of tumeric, paprika, and cumin”. You’re with me on this, right?
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