Post # 1
I almost always make rice and then as the second side I make steamed veggies, roasted asparagus, sauteed corn or baked potatoes. It’s like those lunch menus at school..Monday: Veggies, Tuesday: potato and so on and so on. So I need some ispiration girls what are your favorite side dishes?
Post # 3
Salad, roasted veggies, spaghetti squash (or any squash,) sweet potatoes, quinoa with red peppers or mushrooms or something like that. Spanakorizo is one of our faves – it is a greek rice dish with spinach, leeks, lemon, feta, and lots of dill.
Post # 4
I always make rice too, it doesn’t get old. For us it’s always rice and carrots. Tonight we had sweet potato fries though.
Post # 5
I kill for cabs.
Mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, winter squash, sweet potatoes.
But I also LOVE veggies (thank God, or I’d be gigantic)! Give me fresh salad, beets from the garden (the ones in the store are yucky), steamed broccoli.
For inspiration, I recommend epicurious.com. It’s truly a great site for recipes, and people grade the recipes, too.
Post # 6
We always have pasta. FH doesnt like rice and only eats like 4 veggies
Post # 7
Garlic Mashed Potatoes- My husband loves mashed potatoes, sweet potato fries, green bean casserole (green beans, low fat cream of mushroom soup, and the fired onion crisps- so yummy!), steamed broccoli and cheese, if i am cooking mexican we always have chips and guac, baked beans (I love them), scalloped potatoes, stuffing (even when it’s not thanksgiving! i could go on and on lol I am a snacker so i love making sides!
Post # 8
mexican dishes – spanish rice or cilantro lime rice, homemade salsa w/ tortilla chips
italian dishes- garlic bread, salad, bruschetta
chicken or beef – salad, veggies, roasted garlic potatoes, home fries, mediterranean potato salad
asian dishes- fried rice, rice w/ teriyaki sauce (mix soy sauce w/ a splash of water; equal parts brown and white sugar, sprinkle w/ garlic powder, pour over rice)
favorite vegetables –
frozen green beans sauteed in margarine and garlic
broccoli – steamed; seasoned with lemon juice, salt and pepper
carrots – steamed; seasoned with butter and brown sugar
Post # 9
I am making a veggie couscous tonight – I sauteed onions, and then added a couple cups of home-made chicken stock, 4 huge carrots cut into chunks, and a can of chickpeas to simmer for a while, until the carrots are soft, then I will add in a 1/4 of a cabbage for a few minutes, then add the couscous (about 1 1/3 cups) and let it sit until the liquid is absorbed. It goes with pretty much anything, but I am making moroccan chicken with apricots so it is a theme meal night (LOL). It is actually more veggie than couscous but tastes awesome!
Post # 10
@Ms Mini: That sounds so yummy! My hubby doesn’t like couscous so I’d have to wait for a night when he’s out to make it though.
Post # 11
I do pasta, rice, mashed potatoes, potato wedges (in olive oil with salt, pepper, dill, and parmesan cheese, cooked for 20 minutes at 425), cornbread, garlic bread, corn, or ramen as the starch. Then there’s asparagus, peas, broccoli, salad, brussels sprouts, raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries as the veggie. That is, if the main itself doesn’t include starch or a significant helping of veggies (like half an onion, a can of diced tomato, and peppers in a sauce.)
Post # 12
Mashed potatoes, green bean casserole (NOMNOMNOM), rice, rolls–those are the usuals. I need to start cooking again…
Post # 13
I hate making more than one thing, so I usually try to make something that can stand alone, which usually ends up being pasta. If I feel like it, I will add salad and/or garlic bread. If its not pasta, we usually have rice or mashed potatoes. We don’t really like veggies. Which is why we are fat, clearly. 😉
Post # 14
Roasted Endive, Seared Eggplant, Grilled Portabella Mushrooms, Chunky Applesauce, Asian Slaw (coleslaw mix with seseame dressing instead of mayo), Roasted Zuchinni & Yellow Squah, Perogies….
Post # 15
We usually have one carb and one veggie for side dishes. For carbs, I regularly make rice, couscous, pasta, roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes, noodles, naan bread, or yams. For veggies, we have a salad, soup, stir fried veggies, or a variety of steamed veggies.
Post # 16
lately, i am addicted to edamame. I also love love love roasted sweet potatoes and broccoli.