This potato salad will make the perfect side dish for your Fourth of July barbecue. FitSugar reader Be-healthful posted it in our Healthy Recipe group.
My dad’s famous potato salad with a secret ingredient that changes it all! Vegan option, and 100 percent gluten-free!
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When my sister moved to Georgia a few years ago, I had the chance to spend Thanksgiving with her. Amongst all the dishes on the table was a Southern staple that I thought about for months after coming home — brown sugar and maple glazed carrots. I wanted to make this dish at my own Thanksgiving dinner this year, but was shocked to find out how much sugar and butter the recipe calls for. I decided to try and make my own healthy alternative to the dish and I think you'll be happy with the results.
There's barely any butter in my version and the dish has much, much less sugar. I also decided to make it into a souffle (I'm using the term loosely here!) to cut back on oil and give it a creamier taste and texture. This would be a great side dish for your Thanksgiving meal and it's an awesome replacement for a candied yam dish — carrots have fewer calories than yams and are exploding with vitamin A. Chances are your guests won't even know the difference!
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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays; however, eating the same dishes year after year can be a little monotonous, so this Thursday all the classics are getting a modern twist.Glazed carrots have always been an essential dish for my feast, but I crave more complex flavor. Pomegranate-balsamic glazed carrots fits the ticket perfectly.
The sweet glaze combines honey, balsamic vinegar, and pomegranate juice. Topping the dish with fresh mint and a subtle touch of cayenne pepper balances the sweetness. Chopping the carrots requires some attention, but they can be prepped six hours ahead of time. This is a fast side dish and only requires about 20 minutes of cook time. Want a new glaze for your carrots? Then keep reading.
Everything tastes better with bacon and brussels sprouts are no exception. For some reason, I normally only have brussels sprouts at holidays meals, but this tasty vegetable beckons to be eaten more often.
With the cold front that came through San Francisco, it was a perfect weekend to test Tyler Florence's comforting brussels sprouts hash. The enticing recipe includes tender brussels sprouts, caramelized pearl onions, and crispy potatoes; the whole thing is topped with crunchy bacon and fresh parsley. A touch of briefly reduced balsamic vinegar finishes off the dish and provides a zingy bite that enhances the full, rich flavor of the hash. To get started on this scrumptious side dish, read more
- How novices can put together a successful Thanksgiving. — Boston Globe
- This year, give your guests something to talk about: unusual wines. — The Oregonian
- At home with chef Tyler Florence in his new Mill Valley digs.— San Francisco Chronicle
- For last-minute holiday help, consider calling one of these hotlines. — Chicago Tribune
- What's the science to roasting a (nearly) perfect turkey? — Washington Post
- The supporting star of Thanksgiving is the gravy; how to get it right. — New York Times
- Pay a pretty penny for the newest wave of refrigerators, which claim to keep food fresh for longer. — Wall Street Journal
- The US Department of Agriculture is finalizing parameters for organic milk. — USA Today
- As a Thanksgiving guest, think of the host when considering which sides to bring. — Los Angeles Times
Isn't cole slaw the quintessential American barbeque side? Served alongside sandwiches, burgers and ribs, this tangy salad is cool and refreshing. Simple to assemble and easy to take with you, its an ideal side dish for picnics and potlucks, and can easily feed a hungry crowd. If you shy away from cole slaw due to the mayonnaise in the sauce, try substituting rice vinegar instead! Make this scrumptious side for your next big bbq. Get the recipe now, read more
This super fresh and deliciously fragrant salad is a wonderful side dish to quesadillas, enchiladas, or carnitas. A tex mex delight, this recipe can be made with frozen corn or later in the summer with corn cut right off the cob. Bring to a potluck or picnic and make it a day in advance, so the flavors have time to meld together. I love this salad because it's super quick and involves minimal chopping- making it the ideal side dish that will serve a crowd. Other times I'll make it just for myself and store it in a big tupperware in the fridge and snack on it for several days in a row. Make it tonight or make it in two weeks - either way get the recipe now, read more
In honor of tomorrow being Earth Day, I thought I would give you a healthy yet super tasty 100% vegan side dish. Tabouleh is a type of salad similar to couscous with a bulgar wheat grain that is typical of Middle Eastern cooking. It is usually served cold, and makes an excellent picnic-style side. The first time I ever tried it I was in France and was amazed by how delicious and fresh it tasted. I haven't had tabouleh as much as I would like, and will make it tomorrow to celebrate Earth Day. Pair with a spicy Moroccan style chicken, braised beef, lamb, or meaty mushrooms. For the recipe, read more
Like asparagus, artichoke is a vegetable that is best eaten fresh and alone during springtime. Sure canned artichokes are one of my pantry staples, but there is nothing like pulling the petals off of a warmed artichoke and scraping the flesh off into your mouth. This flower like veggie is an ideal side with grilled meats and roasted poultry. Pair them with a delicious basil mayonnaise dipping sauce to add a touch of elegance to a simple side (I LOVE this sauce and if there is leftovers use it on sandwiches and in salads). Unless you get a hold of jumbo size, serve one artichoke per person. Make it now, read more