Side Dishes Archives - Spiced

Spinach Artichoke Tart

Turn one of your favorite dips into an entree with this tasty Spinach Artichoke Tart!

Turn one of your favorite dips into an entree with this tasty Spinach Artichoke Tart!What is your one go-to recipe?  You know the recipe I mean.  It’s the recipe you pull out when you find out your husband’s boss is coming over for dinner.  You’ve made it 1,000 times.  (Ok, maybe not 1,000…but you still almost know the recipe by heart.)  You know it’ll taste awesome.  You know it’ll impress your family or guests.  If you’re anything like me, then you probably have a handful of recipes that could fit this description.  But one of my favorites is a savory artichoke and asiago cheese tart.Continue Reading »

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 »