Home » Sides » Page 3

Easy Blue Cheese Coleslaw Recipe

Blue cheese coleslaw served in a bowl

When I was younger, I used to hate coleslaw. It was a dish that I’d put a tiny scoop of onto my plate just to please my parents or not offend friends or co-workers. It wasn’t until I got older and started cooking more when I really started to understand why I disliked it so …

Read more

Classic Tomato Bruschetta Appetizers Recipe

Close up of tomato bruschetta

What do you get when you take french bread and fresh flavorful Italian ingredients? Bruschetta, while far from the traditional version, this quick and easy bruschetta recipe can be made with easy-to-obtain ingredients and will keep your family coming back for more.  What is a Bruschetta? Bruschetta (pronounced like broo-sketta) is a toasted or roasted …

Read more

Easy Middle Eastern Tabouli Salad Recipe

Close up of tabouli salad

Whether you know it as tabouli or tabbouleh, make it from bulgur wheat or couscous, or add ingredients like garlic and tomato paste, this Middle Eastern salad has become a popular champion of the region.  What is Tabouli? Tabouli, or tabbouleh, is a dish made from bulgur wheat (or couscous), parsley, tomato, onion, and often, …

Read more

Crispy Baked Eggplant Chips Recipe

Crispy eggplant chips served in a mug

When it comes to chips, I’m all about the tortilla chips and a side of fresh pico de gallo or a spicy homemade guacamole. I never really thought I’d get on board with the vegetable chip craze that was happening, but my mind was instantly changed once I tried this eggplant chips recipe. I had …

Read more

Spicy Pico de Gallo Recipe

A spoonful of pico de gallo with guacamole

Here in San Diego, we have the luxury of having delicious Mexican food available at our fingertips. Whether you are chowing down on tacos at 2 in the morning or grabbing a burrito on your lunch break, Mexican food is an integral part of the San Diego experience.  Key to that experience is Pico De …

Read more

Pinto Beans with Chili Lime Rice Recipe

Close photos of pinto beans and chili lime rice

Did you know pinto beans are the number one bean in the U.S. and Mexico? This was news to me, as they typically have a bad rap for being known to only be good for refried beans and chili. I’m a fan of pinto beans, so I was glad to hear this fun fact about …

Read more

Savory Pan Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

A bowl of roasted butternut squash

As summer fades and fall and winter settle in, I get really excited because it’s a sign that squash season is beginning! When it comes to the holiday season, the most popular dish in our family has to be this roasted butternut squash recipe (or BNS as we call it at home).  Squash is so …

Read more

Easy Lemon and Roasted Garlic Hummus Recipe

Close photo of hummus topped with olive oil and paprika

Some call them chickpeas some call them garbanzo beans. Either way you reference them, they are a staple of European and near east cuisines. One of the most ubiquitous forms of chickpeas is hummus (also called hommus or houmous).  What is Hummus? Hummus is a Levantine (near east) dip made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic, …

Read more

Easy Homemade Spicy Guacamole Recipe

Flat lay image of ingredients needed to make spicy guacamole

What makes food “California style”? If you said avocado, you’re right! California produces about 90% of our nation’s avocados, about 35% of which come right out of San Diego county (my home!). With all that green tasty goodness right in our backyard, we want to celebrate the avocado in its most iconic dish with this …

Read more

Tasty Grilled Peach and Spinach Salad with Feta Recipe

Grilled peach salad served on a wooden bowl

Late summer to early fall is one of my favorite times of the year because it is the peak season for stone fruits. What are stone fruits, you might ask? They are fruits like peaches, nectarines, or plums – basically, most of the delicious fruit from trees with a big seed in the middle. Even …

Read more