Category: Sides

southern fried fresh corn
Father's Day, Gluten Free, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Sides, Southern US Cuisine, Vegetables

Southern Fried Fresh Corn

Southern fried fresh corn is a staple side dish of the southern United States. Typically made with bacon, for this recipe I use vegan breakfast sausage or vegan bacon. The vegan meat can be used to season the skillet for a deeper flavor experience, or the vegan meat can be left in the corn dish. […]

Gluten Free, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Sides, Southern US Cuisine, Stove Top Dishes, Vegetables

Southern Butter Bean Succotash

Butter beans and lima beans are the same bean! I couldn’t find canned lima beans, only because they were labeled as butter beans. In the southern U.S. and in the U.K., people often refer to them as butter beans. There is no butter in the beans, it’s just a name. The word “succotash” originates from […]

pesto tomato trottole pasta
Entrees, Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Pasta & Noodles, Sides, Stove Top Dishes

Pesto Tomato Trottole

A simple dish, pesto tomato trottole is full of flavor, thanks to the pesto. I absolutely love basil, as I think most people do, so adding pesto truly makes a dish for me. I’m also a fan of plain pasta, just with a little salt, vegan butter, or nutritional yeast added. This recipe uses only […]

Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Gluten Free, Kitchen Basics, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Oven Dishes, Sides, Summer Holidays, Vegetables

Kitchen Basics: Boiling & Roasting Corn

I’ve always boiled ears of corn, but when I was researching methods for boiling, I came across a variety of roasting methods, too. For a couple of weeks, I was eating a lot of corn, trying all these ways to cook it! I hope you can use these tips for cooking and serving some of […]

Cajun Cuisine, Gluten Free, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Sides, Southern US Cuisine, Stove Top Dishes, Summer Holidays, Vegetables

New Orleans Maque Choux

A favorite southern side dish, New Orleans maque choux is comfort food you’ll want to make year round. The recipe name is pronounced “mock shoe,” and the name is thought to be a French interpretation of a Native American name for the dish. This favorite Cajun dish is perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras. This year, […]

Fall & Winter Holidays, Father's Day, French Cuisine, Gluten Free, Lunch & Dinner, Sides, Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mushrooms

Slow cooker garlic herb mushrooms are a tasty side dish with pasta, potatoes, or even on toast. Chewy mushrooms in a delicious sauce are a nice addition to any meal. And since they are made in the slow cooker, you don’t need to hang out in the kitchen while they cook – just turn it […]