Category Archives: Vegetable Sides

Zipper Peas: An Experiment


At the farmers market this weekend, I was scouting for fresh peas.  I love them but can’t afford to buy them at the store very often; I’m really going to have to break down and grow some for myself at … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Score: Grilled Vegetable Pitas with White Wine Vinaigrette and Caprese Salad


You know, my favorite time of year may well be from April to October, aka the months when the farmers market is open.  I mean, when else can you get homemade jam; purple, red, orange, green, and/or yellow bell peppers; … Continue reading

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Zucchini Fries


I kept seeing this recipe making the rounds on Pinterest, getting pinned over and over and over again, and finally I decided to give in and just make the stupid things already.  (Yep, I too succumb to peer pressure.) However, … Continue reading

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Once-a-Month Cooking: February-March


This has been an incredibly long day, but I’m pleased with the final outcome and I suspect this once-a-month deal will become a regular thing around these parts. Lessons learned so far: Read the recipes more carefully when making the … Continue reading

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Paprika-Spiced Pork Chops


Wednesdays might be my favorite nights of the week because Southern Honey is home, giving me more leeway on what to make for dinner simply because I can get started before I put the Munchkin to bed at 8:30.  As … Continue reading

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Balsamic Honey-Glazed Carrots


I love the holidays.  Friends, family, time off work, new recipes to try, nasty stomach bugs making the rounds… Well, maybe not that last one.  But everyone’s on the road to recovery now, so I guess I should get back … Continue reading

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Friendsmas Cooking


One of my favorite parts of the year is getting together for friends to celebrate Christmas, or Friendsmas as I like to call it.  It’s a great time to hang out, swap gifts, play games, and share good food.  It’s … Continue reading

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Roasted Garlic Broccoli and Cauliflower


I love vegetables.  Vegetarian (rarely vegan — I like eggs and other non-vegan-friendly ingredients too much) and veggie-focused dishes feature heavily in my diet, so I’m always on the lookout for a good veggie side or main dish.  I mean, … Continue reading

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Teriyaki Pork Chops


These were supposed to be grilled, but we may be the only people living out here in the boondocks who don’t actually own a grill.  Hopefully tomorrow while we’re out, we can find one that suits our needs… Instead of … Continue reading

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Sweet and sour pork chops with ginger teriyaki veggies


I wasn’t sure just what to do with the pork chops Southern Honey thawed out last night.  Then I got lazy and decided to go with an old stand-by: sweet and sour tastiness.  This recipe came from a four-ingredient cookbook … Continue reading

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