Tag Archives: Side

Skillet Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Frico

When I made these Skillet Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Parmesan Frico, I was thinking about the food I usually make for my blog. As a food blogger, one thing I seem to fall short on is “side” dishes, especially vegetable side dish recipes.

Skillet Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Frico
Skillet Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Frico

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Instant Pot Cauliflower Rice

The Perfect & Easiest One Pot Instant Pot Cauliflower Rice. No food processor needed!

I love the idea of Cauliflower Rice, but what I don’t love is how much of a pain it is to make. Most recipes call for a food processor and then a follow-up cooking, and that cooking is stand by the stove, stirring often, cooking.

Instant Pot Cauliflower Rice
Instant Pot Cauliflower Rice

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Cold Asian Peanut Noodle Salad

Cold Asian Peanut Noodle Salad by Frugal Hausfrau

With the holiday coming up, I’m craving what seems to be commonly dubbed Cold “Asian” Peanut Noodle salad. This is a great dish for a party, cook out or a potluck, Really, you never know who might show up at a party and this is popular with vegetarians and meat eaters, alike.

Cold Asian Peanut Noodle Salad
Cold Asian Peanut Noodle Salad

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Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables. Not your every day salad - perfect for a meal or a party! https://frugalhausfrau.com/

Hot, sticky summer days are here – perfect days to think about NOT heating up the house and about eating light & healthy. And when light and healthy means cool and delicious, too, like this Pesto Pasta Salad, that’s a winner.

Pesto Pasta Salad Grilled Vegetables
Pesto Pasta Salad is not your every day salad – perfect for a meal or a party

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Summer Bean Salad with Corn & Tomatoes

An adaptation of Chef Kindred's (Kindred's Restaurant NC) Bean,tomato, corn salad in with pot likker. Different & very good!

Here’s a perfect salad/side that just screams Summer! Maybe that’s why Chef Joe Kindred (Kindred’s Restaurant in Davidson, North Carolina – yep, the same restaurant responsible for Kindred’s Milk Bread) named the original recipe “Summer Bean Salad.”

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Summer Bean Salad

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Warm Farro Salad with Charred Corn

farro & charred corn salad: easy & a great combination, flavored with lemon & basil. Good warm or cold

Do you ever mess up a recipe and then decide that you liked it so much you couldn’t have it any other way? Well, that’s what happened to this Warm Farro Salad with Charred Corn from the July/August Food Network Magazine. It turned out to be a happy mistake.

Jeff's Warm Farro Salad with Charred Corn
Jeff’s Warm Farro Salad with Charred Corn

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Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn - grilled for 8 minutes, then slathered in a spicy, cheesy mix! A favorite.

Maybe the world doesn’t need another post on “Mexican Street Corn” or what is really our American version based off of the classic “Elotes.” I do, though – or I’m hitting up sites when I’m making dinner, trying to find the particulars. You’d think I’d be able to remember grill 8 to 10 minutes, lol!

Grilled Mexican Style Street Corn
Grilled Mexican Style Street Corn

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Takeout Style Green Beans

Take Out Style Green Beans: these blistered beans are caramelized deliciousness.

Just in case you look at these pictures and think I’m nuts, these green beans, sautéed till slightly blistered, then tossed with soy, honey and garlic stole the show the other night at dinner.

Takeout Style Green Beans
Takeout Style Green Beans

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Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing

Thai Slaw with Easy Peanut Sauce Dressing - fresh, delicious, crunchy with just a little spice.

In the summer heat (and it has been so hot & so humid, here) I can hardly get enough cool, crunchy salads. Here’s a fantastic crunchy little salad with a little bit of a Thai twist. That this is more American Thai  than Thai doesn’t detract from the utter deliciousness.

Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing
Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing

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Cowboy Beans – Frijoles Charros Instant Pot

Frijoles Charros: tender, slightly smoky beans flavored with bacon & onion; there's a bit of a kick, they're smokey, saucy and sassy at the same time.

When I lived in the Southwest, I used to miss “Baked Beans.” It seemed that anytime I ate out and ordered beans as a side, they were either Cowboy Beans – Frijoles Charros, or some kind of Barbecued Baked Beans. Now that I’m in the Midwest, I miss those Cowboy Beans. Go figure, huh?

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Frijoles Charros or Cowboy Beans

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