Side Dishes Archives - Spiced

Roasted Sweet Potato and Citrus Quinoa Salad

February is Heart-Healthy Month.
Celebrate with this tasty Roasted Sweet Potato and Citrus Quinoa Salad!

Chase the winter blues away with this delicious (and healthy!) Roasted Sweet Potato and Citrus Quinoa Salad!My backyard currently looks like some sort of combination between a giant maze and a luge course.  I’m fairly certain our dogs feel like they are training for the Winter Olympics when they go out.  Here in upstate New York, we’ve been hit with wave after wave of snowstorms lately.  That snow doesn’t have anywhere to go but up.  Higher…and higher…and higher.  (I heard that we’ve had more snow here in recent weeks than any time since the early 1980’s.)Continue Reading »

Rosemary and Garlic Grilled Red Potatoes

These Rosemary and Garlic Grilled Red Potatoes are a year-round favorite side dish!

Perfectly golden and lightly crispy on the outside.  Fully cooked on the inside.  These Rosemary and Garlic Grilled Red Potatoes are a year-round favorite side dish!Perfectly golden and lightly crispy on the outside.  Fully cooked on the inside.  And seasoned with just the right amount of garlic and herbs.  Cooking potatoes on the grill (or indoors on a grill pan) can be a bit of a challenge, but the result is completely worth the effort!  And here’s the thing: grilling potatoes isn’t that difficult at all…as long as you know a few key tips and tricks.Continue Reading »

Roasted Squash and Freekah Pilaf

Got a case of the winter-is-coming blues?  Then whip up a batch of this
Roasted Squash and Freekah Pilaf. It’s exactly what the doctor ordered!

Mix things up a bit!  This Roasted Squash and Freekah Pilaf is a delicious seasonal side dish! I know I’ve mentioned it here before, but I used to teach Latin.  Yup, Latin.  That dead language that only allows me to communicate with other Latin teachers and the Pope.  But here’s the thing.  Latin might not be spoken much anymore, but I love the language.  The verb conjugations and noun declensions make sense (well, mostly).  Latin really is much easier than English.  Take this sentence, for instance: At the present moment, the children present a present to the mayor.  Seriously? Continue Reading »

Jalapeno Cheddar Grits

These Jalapeno Cheddar Grits are easy to make and loaded with flavor!  They make a great addition to any meal of the day!

These aren't your momma's grits!  These Jalapeno Cheddar Grits are easy to make and loaded with flavor!  They're the perfect addition to any meal!“Well, you can just kiss my grits!”  Folks in the South have some pretty funny sayings.  I grew up down South, and I admit…some of our sayings are pretty darned funny.  Honestly, most of these sayings weren’t strange to me until I met my wife.  She’s from Pennsylvania, and she always cracks up at our unique sayings.  Take “kiss my grits” for instance.  According to Urban Dictionary (which we all know is the fountain of infinite internet wisdom), the saying is attributed to Flo from the 70’s sitcom Alice.  I didn’t grow up watching Alice, but I can appreciate the fact that Flo’s signature catch phrase is now a part of Southern vocabulary.Continue Reading »