Roasted Broccoli with White Beans

Roasted Broccoli with White Beans

This Roasted Broccoli with White Beans is certainly my most favorite side of the season.  Adapted from a recipe for White Beans and Charred Broccoli with Parmesan featured in the October 2014 Bon Appetit, this dish has been considerably streamlined from the original...
Toasted Millet with Fried Chickpeas

Toasted Millet with Fried Chickpeas

Finding new sides that are suitable for a variety of party guests (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free) is a difficult endeavor.  This Toasted Millet with Fried Chickpeas is relatively unique, packed with flavor and yet incorporated into a variety of diets —...
Heirloom Tomatoes with Blue Cheese

Heirloom Tomatoes with Blue Cheese

The lazy days of August are numbered with school on the Horizon.  But it doesn’t stop us from making the best of this gorgeous weather and the produce that comes with it.  These Heirloom Tomatoes with Blue Cheese are a prime example of why simple in summer is...
Wax Bean and Radish Salad

Wax Bean and Radish Salad

This Wax Bean and Radish Salad — with main ingredients fresh from the farmer’s market — rocks and is gluten free.  I must add that the delicious parsley buttermilk dressing, blue cheese and turkey bacon are added pluses that makes this quite the...
Sugar Snap Peas Salad with Quinoa

Sugar Snap Peas Salad with Quinoa

Quinoa usually doesn’t get rave reviews in the du Pont household, particularly from my balding hunk of a hubby. But this Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Quinoa actually met with approval by many (including the hubby) when served at last weekend’s Easter lunch. There was no...
Roasted Green Beans and Shallots with Almonds

Roasted Green Beans and Shallots with Almonds

  This dish of Roasted Green Beans and Shallots with Almonds got me out of my usual green beans rut.  It met rave reviews from the hubbie and Geordie the smaller. I have a tendency to get into a tired routine in preparing vegetable sides.  I stick with the old...
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