Appetizers + Sides

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

This Fried Green Tomato recipe is a remake of an oldie but goodie recipe. You remember the 1991 film, Fried Green Tomatoes, with Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates? I loved…

BBQ Roasted Chickpeas Hawaiian Style

BBQ Roasted Chickpeas Hawaiian Style

BBQ roasted chickpeas are definitely becoming one of my go-to snack foods. If you’re looking for a healthy afternoon snack and you like chickpeas, this recipe is definitely for you. If…

Romesco Sauce

Romesco Sauce {Spicy Almond Sauce}

Romesco sauce is a popular sauce originally from Spain made from red peppers. Have you ever tried it? If not, you must. I had not tried romesco until I tasted…

Creamy Avocado Pesto

Creamy Avocado Pesto

Avocado pesto is definitely a treat. With basil and pine nuts, the avocado pesto lends itself to classic pesto flavors with a twist. The first part of the twist is…

Parsnip Chips

Crispy Parsnip Chips

Parsnip chips or just plain parsnips were not part of my diet growing up. But as an Irish American lady, I do love my root vegetables. I’m happy to say…

Guacamole Wonton Cups

Guacamole Wonton Cups

The Guacamole Wonton Cups are a real crowd pleaser and perfect for when you’re having company over. They are simple to make, feature fresh ingredients, and they are quite elegant…

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush is a great go-to appetizer perfect for two people, especially on hot summer days. Even if you’re not that big on eggplant, this dip is so delicious even eggplant-haters…

Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon salsa is one of my favorite toppings for grilled seafood and grilled veggies on hot summer days. It is a sweeter-style salsa so it compliments bitter foods well including slightly…

Rainbow Confetti Slaw

Rainbow Confetti Slaw

The Rainbow Confetti Slaw is so beautiful in color, almost too pretty to eat. It has deep purple hues from lightly-steamed red cabbage, red hues from vine tomatoes, granny-smith apple…

Spicy Cauliflower Curry

Spicy Cauliflower Curry

This cauliflower curry is a beautiful, flavorful dish. Even if you’re not that fond of cauliflower, you need to try this dish. Trust me.  It’s delicious and packed with bold…