Category Archives: Side Dishes

Roasted Broccoli

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This is adapted from a Simply Recipes recipe.

I love broccoli, and this is my favorite way to prepare it. It’s lemony, a little spicy, and a little crispy. This is meant to be a side dish, but sometimes I eat a whole batch for dinner. Yes, more than a pound of broccoli for dinner. Yes, I’m a little odd. But you should try it!

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Zucchini Fritters

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This is a Smitten Kitchen recipe.

I never know what to do with zucchini. Sometimes I grill it with peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Sometimes I make my mom’s zucchini bread. But until I tried these fritters, I hadn’t bought zucchini to highlight as an ingredient. So if you have some zucchini sitting neglected at the bottom of your CSA box, give these a fry.

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Peppers and Onions

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This is a loose recipe that is useful for fajitas, to eat with rice and beans, to put on salads, or to add to a sandwich. It’s great for cleaning out your fridge and using up half an onion that you have left over from some other recipe.

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Baked Brie

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This is a Martha Stewart recipe.

I love cheese. I love cheese so much that I’ve thrown parties celebrating cheese. So when planning my birthday party this week, my thoughts naturally turned to how I could add cheese to the menu.

Some quick googling had me salivating over this Huffington Post slideshow. As I had never made baked brie before, I decided to check to see if Martha Stewart had a recipe because Martha’s recipes are always classic and well tested. I’m so glad I did. This brie was a hit! I highly recommend it for your next soiree.

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Cheesy Bread

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This recipe is adapted from The Changeable Table’s Bloomin’ Onion Bread.

This bread is great for communal TV watching, like for the Superbowl or a Twilight movie marathon. I love to pick off the warm and soft and buttery top bits and then eat the crusty bottom.

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Slow-Simmered Pinto Beans

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This is a Bon Appetempt/Saveur recipe.

I live in LA, where Mexican food is good, abundant, and cheap. Why make my own beans? Because these are delicious.

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Mexican Rice

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This is adapted from an All Recipes recipe.

I know, I know. Trust me, its good. If you don’t trust me, there are more than 1,700 positive reviews!

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