Course: Side Dish

Father's Day, Gluten Free, Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Vegetables

Meaty Zucchini Mushroom Rolls

These meaty zucchini mushroom rolls are one of my new favorite recipes. A good marinara sauce and Beyond Beef filling, rolled up into zucchini strips – it’s so deliciously Italian and satisfying. I have been cooking Italian food since I was nineteen years old. Recombining nearly the same ingredients for a variety of delicious dishes […]

chickpea spinach gigle pasta
Easter, Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Pasta & Noodles, Stove Top Dishes

Chickpea Spinach Gigli Pasta with Za’atar

Chickpea spinach gigli pasta with za’atar is a flavorful, lovely dish. Gigli means “lilies” in Italian, and this pasta is very pretty, wavy and swirled like little flowers. Its shape also helps it to hold sauces or herbs. If you can find a vegetable gigli pasta, you can also get the gorgeous red and green […]

Brunch, Fall & Winter Holidays, Father's Day, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, French Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Oven Dishes, Vegetables

Roasted Potatoes Forestière

If you like basil, you will love roasted potatoes forestière. I love basil, so this recipe has always been one of my favorites. With only four main ingredients, it’s easy to make. But the rich flavors of the garlic and basil give deeper “umami” to the potatoes and mushrooms. And your house will smell so […]

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. […]

plant based beef empanadas
Cuban Cuisine, Entrees, Game Day, Lunch & Dinner, Mexican Cuisine

Plant Based Beef Empanadas

I’m a big fan of any kind of food cooked in dough, but I especially love these plant based beef empanadas. Meals wrapped in dough are delicious and filling. You can fill them with vegan meat, vegetables only, or even fruit for dessert empanadas. Empanadas originate from Spain and Portugal. Like another favorite of mine, […]

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 […]