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Category: Sides

Braised Peppers

Braised Peppers

I don’t love green bell peppers. There, I said it. They have a bitterness that I’ve always found a little off-putting. When a recipe calls for them, I often substitute red bell peppers instead. But if there’s one thing I like less than green bell read more

Stir Fried Pea Shoots

Stir Fried Pea Shoots

As you probably know by now, I’m always looking for quick veggie sides, and these Stir Fried Pea Shoots are one of my favorites. If you’ve never eaten pea shoots before, you are in for a treat. Enjoyed throughout Asia, pea shoots are the leaves read more

Japanese Spinach

Japanese Spinach

Japanese Spinach, known as oshitashi, is a vibrant veggie side dish that is so quick and easy. We’re talking on the table in 10 minutes quick. The spinach is blanched to retain its bright color (and nutrients!) and then served with a deeply flavorful sauce. You can read more

Zucchini Jam

Zucchini Jam

Apparently there’s something known as Sneak Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch day, for people “suffering” from too much zucchini in their gardens this time of year. I have sadly never had this problem. And I was actually thinking about people with zucchini problems and the question read more

Szechuan Cucumbers

Szechuan Cucumbers

Cucumbers are the perfect summer food. Their cold and crunchy perfection requires very little embellishment. When I do want to jazz them up a little, I reach for this recipe for Szechuan Cucumbers. It adds a little heat and a little tang but keeps all read more

Enoki in Brown Butter Sauce

Enoki in Brown Butter Sauce

Sometimes simple is best, and this dish proves it. My delicious side dish hits on a winning formula- a recipe that packs a lot of flavor but is also super quick to make. This allows me to make several dishes for dinner, which provides lots read more