Category Archives: Side

Roasted Carrots

Until a few years ago I thought I didn’t like cooked carrots. I remember my family boiling them or something until they were mushy, they just weren’t appetizing to me. Fast forward several years on a trip to Italy I … Continue reading

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Olive Cream Cheese Spread

I love all things created with cheese, including cream cheese. I had forgotten about this simple recipe I used to make to use as a cracker spread. It is so delicious and I thought since my daughter loves olives so … Continue reading

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Pasta with Roasted Broccoli and Walnuts

I have to admit I had never roasted broccoli before making this recipe. I didn’t realize what we were missing. Now it is a staple in our house. This recipe is also shown in Lunchbox pic #15. The leftovers make … Continue reading

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Roasted Acorn Squash

Though Fall is clearly behind us now, you can still find some acorn squash around, and here is a great recipe to remind you just how sweet and savory they can be. The baking and rice take some time, but … Continue reading

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Kale Chips

I didn’t take my own picture of our kale chips because I didn’t anticipate my preschooler liking them enough to share on the blog. By the time I had registered how much he loved them, they were gone! This was … Continue reading

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Roasted Green Beans

A simple, lightly-cooked veggie, good for a dinner side and leftovers for lunch.   Green bean season is coming… Ingredients: 1 pound green beans 1 tbs olive oil 1 tbs dijon mustard, or more if you like 1/4 tsp or … Continue reading

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Israeli Couscous with Asparagus, Peas, and Sugar Snaps

All the fresh veggies right now make dishes like this one even better… I imagined that our 3-year-old would pick around all the green and go for the pasta, but he ate it without discrimination, too! Recipe from epicurious.com Quick … Continue reading

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