Side Dishes

Side dishes can sometimes be a cook’s greatest challenge. We like to keep things as simple as possible, letting the flavors do all the talking.

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Cranberry Couscous

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This is a seasonal take on a popular side dish. Fresh cranberries provide a pleasing tartness and bright color to accompany any of your favorite fall meals, but we love the simplicity of this dish!

Peppers Stuffed with Roasted Vegetables, Halloumi & Pine Nuts

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This simple dish showcases the beauty of bell peppers. Unlike the overly cooked, soggy meat-filled stuffed bell peppers we may have grown up with, these peppers are like little boats of tender crisp summer vegetables, accented with the savory tang of Halloumi cheese.

O-Hitashi: Mini Spinach Towers

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O-Hitashi is a traditional dish served in Japan. The term refers to any fresh vegetable that has been lightly boiled and made into a salad.

New Orleans Red Beans & Rice

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This traditional New Orleans dish is the perfect accompaniment to a spicy Gumbo, and is even better the next day, after the flavors have had time to meld.

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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A Southwestern twist on a holiday classic, we think our sweet potato dish beats the heck out of any version topped with mini-marshmallows!


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This is a traditional dish in New Mexico, which the Pueblo Indians taught to the Spanish. Calabaza means squash or pumpkin in Spanish, and this dish uses any squash that is in season.

Serafino’s Sofrito

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In celebration of Father’s Day, Jennifer shares one of her favorite family dishes – a very simple rustic Italian side dish that is perfect for summer weather.

Savory Garlic Ice Cream

We REALLY love ice cream. So much so, in fact, that we’ve been known to even sneak it into a meal. But savory ice cream?

Garlic Smashed Potatoes with Balsamic Reduction

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Potatoes are a nice blank canvas for many aromatic tastes. Roasted garlic, with its nutty smooth flavor and homey richness, is the perfect flavoring for simply smashed potatoes.

Fennel, Orange & Zereshk Salad with Fig Vincotto

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Crispy fennel makes for a great salad. The licorice taste is a great pairing with the sweetness of the oranges and the tangy sourness of zereshk (barberry).

Champagne Glazed Cauliflower

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Cauliflower is an often neglected, misunderstood vegetable, but who knew that this could be the perfect vehicle for Champagne?