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Recipes tagged with: side dish

Grated Zucchini with Shallot, Cubanelle in Butter and Thyme
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Grated Zucchini with Shallot, Cubanelle in Butter and Thyme

I had some left over grated zucchini from another recipe and there are always shallots and cubanelle peppers in my refrigerator.  I have fresh thyme in my garden and decided to make this side dish.  I then topped it with an over easy egg and slices of fresh tomato.  I did drizzle extra virgin olive oil over it all before my first bite!  Delicious...  

 

Paleo Italian Rolls
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Paleo Italian Rolls

Yes I am Italian in a Paleo world! I love my Italian sandwiches with all fresh meats from D&D Market in Hartford!  My Nana and I would make these long sandwiches on the weekends and call them airplanes.  Never sure why she called it that but perhaps because she made enough to feed an airplane full of people!  That is a typical Italian – Always enough food..   I was thrilled to create this recipe and I hope you enjoy too!

These are the perfect Italian Rolls but you can form them any shape that works for you!

 

Roasted Carrots and Butternut Squash
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Roasted Carrots and Butternut Squash

This recipe was inspired by a beautiful bunch of carrots from the farmers market and a lovely butternut squash on my counter.  I decided to slice them into sticks and they were the perfect side to our grilled steak dinner.

 

 

**How to cut and peel a butternut squash:  Start by grabbing a sharp knife and sharp vegetable peeler.  First remove the ends by using a shark knife and placing the squash on a work board on the side.

Place the squash on its side and use the vegetable peeler by making long strokes along the squash.

 

To easily work with the squash, cut it in half.  I like to cut where the neck of the squash ends.

 

Cut the body (bigger end) in half and use a spoon the scrape out the seeds.

 

Now you can easily cut into strips, chop or use other ways to follow this recipe.

Roasted Cipollini Onions
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Roasted Cipollini Onions

Cipollini's are a staple in Italian homes.  We mostly had them during the holidays but they are great with grilled steak or even burgers.  They become sweet and tender and adding the balsamic vinegar brings out so much flavor.  These little guys can be very addictive! 

You can also find this recipe in my cookbook: Paleo Italian Cooking.

**Cindy's Tip! If you slice off the root end of the cipollini onion with a sharp paring knife before boiling, then it will be much easier to peel. **

 

Roasted Vegetables with a Reduced Balsamic
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Roasted Vegetables with a Reduced Balsamic

The combination of many vegetables roasting in the oven brings a great aroma to the kitchen!  It is also a great way to cook several ingredients in one baking pan!  Topping with a thick balsamic glaze brings the flavors to a new level of enjoyment.

You can also find this recipe in my cookbook: Paleo Italian Cooking.

** Cindy's Tip! You can also grill vegetables--just brush them with oil and season with some salt, pepper, Italian seasonings and garlic powder. **

 

Sauté Spinach and Kale topped with Caramelized Shallots
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Sauté Spinach and Kale topped with Caramelized Shallots

I was watching the foodnetwork and Bobby Flay was making this recipe and OMG it looked so good but I wanted to make it a little healthier so this is what inspired me.  I just LOVE shallots and OMG was this side dish amazing. I served it with my Stuffed Turkey and enjoyed this dinner with my lake neighbors and hubby.  

My husband pared this dish with our favorite Peju wine!

Enjoy!

Cindy's Note: You can make the shallots up to a day in advance and just store in the refrigerator until you made the spinach and kale.  (that is what I did)

Vegetable and Bacon Lentils
  • Time: 1 hour

Vegetable and Bacon Lentils

Doesn't everything taste better with Bacon!  Yes,  I thought so...  I made this with pan seared salmon on my cast iron pan and it was an amazing dinner!

I love using one pot to make any dish.