Chickpea Summer Salad #sidedish

Who doesn’t love a summer salad that requires absolutely zero cooking!?!?! In the hot summer months, any meal that I can make entirely away from a heat source is a win. This hearty – protein-packed – Chickpea Summer Salad is so bright and full of flavor. It can also be easily doubled for a crowdContinue reading “Chickpea Summer Salad #sidedish”

White Bean Salad #sidedish

Not all side dishes need to be pasta or potatoes – beans make a delicious and #ketofriendly side. You get the added protein AND the smaller carb count. This bean side is a fresh, bright, bold side salad packed with protein. White Bean Salad has a delicious homemade orange Dijon dressing over fresh bell pepper,Continue reading “White Bean Salad #sidedish”

Colorful Couscous Salad #sidedishes

Summer is knocking on our doors which means meals start to be in the backyard for our family. Most meals include a protein prepared on the Traeger Grill – so a simple pasta salad that I can make ahead is perfect. It gives me the chance to actually hang out with the family while theyContinue reading “Colorful Couscous Salad #sidedishes”

Cauliflower Salad #keto #sidedish

When trying to keep mostly keto – side dishes can become a little hum-drum. Especially at potlucks and backyard BBQs – where you probably have rather limited choices. I really prefer to enjoy my entire meal, not just the main entree. So I started thinking about some of my favorite side dishes and settled onContinue reading “Cauliflower Salad #keto #sidedish”

Gruyere Mac & Cheese #sidedishes

Mac & Cheese is on the most well-received side dish list every day of the week! But it can get a little blah for anyone not sitting at the kiddie table. So why not liven it up with – first of all, homemade cheese sauce. Second, play with some different cheese – like this deliciousContinue reading “Gruyere Mac & Cheese #sidedishes”

Butter Swim Biscuits

I am not much of a baker – the science and exactness of it always throws me off. I like to be able to add a pinch of this or a dash of that. You can’t exactly do that when it comes to baking. You need just the right mix to give you the rightContinue reading “Butter Swim Biscuits”

Balsamic Coleslaw #nomayo

My middle son has this very real aversion to mayo – and he can taste it even in the smallest amounts. I really don’t know where it comes from but it encourages me to try to come up with alternative to using mayo. So of course, I had to see what I could do toContinue reading “Balsamic Coleslaw #nomayo”

Mashed Garlic Rutabagas #ketofriendly

I always love to try new food products that I see at the grocery store. The other day, in the produce section, I noticed a strange looking veggie called a rutabaga. I had, of course, heard of them before but realized that I had never actually eaten it before. So I did a little researchContinue reading “Mashed Garlic Rutabagas #ketofriendly”

Lemon Herb Couscous #sidedish

If you haven’t given Couscous a go yet, you really should. There are two common versions of couscous – Moroccan and Israeli. Moroccan Couscous is the very small – almost granular – version with a yellow hue to it. Israeli Couscous is relatively larger – also called Pearl Couscous – and has a more whiteContinue reading “Lemon Herb Couscous #sidedish”

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