Course: Sides

Buttermilk Quick Bread

Buttermilk Quick Bread

Quick Bread is a magical thing. No yeast, No rising, and No kneading. Just mix up an easy batter and bake. And this Buttermilk Quick Bread is no exception. A golden loaf of bread with practically no prep time. It’s fabulous as is, or very […]

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are creamy and so easy to make. The Instant Pot recipe is much faster than cooking on the stove. AND during the holidays, it frees up a stove top burner. Cook the potatoes and mash them all in your pressure cooker. […]

Vegan Thai Quinoa Salad

Vegan Thai Quinoa Salad

This Vegan Thai Quinoa Salad is the perfect plant-based meal or side dish. Ready in just 30 minutes. Filled with tons of crunch and texture and tossed together with a delicious homemade Sesame Dressing. Best part is that it tastes even better the next day, […]

Healthy Cucumber Salad

Healthy Cucumber Salad

Summertime means the calendar is filled with barbecues, cookouts, block parties, pool parties you name it. It is the season of gathering with friends and family and eating outside. Because I know at least here in the Midwest, we EARN our warm weather. So gosh […]

Easy Vanilla Maple Granola

Easy Vanilla Maple Granola

Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of delicious granola options at the grocery store. BUT, do you know how easy it is to make homemade granola make yourself? And then you can customize with your favorites. Combine your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruit, maybe […]

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice

I was late to the kimchi train. I don’t think I tried it for the first time until my senior year in college. But oh boy, did the experience change me. It’s a staple in my fridge now and recipes like this make me glad. […]

Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Rainbow Quinoa Salad is such an easy, fresh, colorful, and healthy recipe to have in your back pocket. I love it for meal prep lunches because it can be eaten cold straight from the fridge. It’s super fast to make! In less time than it […]

Apple Broccoli Slaw

Apple Broccoli Slaw

Loaded with crunch and texture, this slaw is super easy to toss together. Our broccoli, apples, nuts, and dried cranberries are tossed together with an apple cider vinaigrette. No mayo in this slaw! Perfectly fresh and a great transition dish into fall as apple season […]

Mexican Skillet Corn

Mexican Skillet Corn

Just because Labor Day has come and gone doesn’t mean i’m ready for corn to stop being one of my main food groups. Mexican Skillet Corn brings the yummy flavors that you love from Mexican street corn, but easily made in your cast iron skillet! […]

Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

If you haven’t been able to tell, corn is a food group of its own for me in the summer. Eaten straight off the cob slathered in butter, tossed into a salsa, or in this avocado salad, I can’t get enough of it. And if […]

How To: Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

How To: Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Corn is ABUNDANT right now. Everywhere you turn there is a stand selling freshly picked corn ready for the eating (and ready for the dousing of butter..). Corn is a staple in our summer diets so I make it many ways, but in the hot […]

How To: Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

How To: Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash. A super easy and filling swap if you’re trying to cut back on carbs. I love how well it works with a variety of flavors. What I don’t love? That it can take a solid hour to cook in the oven and it’s […]

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and it’s never too early to start getting in the fiesta mood! I’m a salsa girl. To me the chip is nothing but a vehicle to get the salsa in my mouth. You know what’s another vehicle […]

Greek Chickpea Salad

Greek Chickpea Salad

Greek Chickpea salad is your vegan side dish solution. No cooking. Healthy, clean ingredients. It’s the perfect refreshing salad for Spring and Summer. Great meal prep option and perfect for cold weekday lunches. No worries about a salad going soggy, this salad is even better […]

Quinoa Caprese Salad

Quinoa Caprese Salad

When I was younger, I didn’t fully appreciate caprese salad. I didn’t get the hype. I just would pick out the mozarella and leave the tomato and basil. Fast forward, now it’s one of my favorite combinations. The caprese spin on this quinoa gives those […]