sides and small stuff

Basil Simple Syrup

Basil Simple Syrup

  Basil Simple syrup is a wonderful addition of flavor to sweeten your iced tea, lemonade, cocktails and popsicle.  The fragrant basil adds a wonderful floral not to the simple syrup and makes a normally boring drink amazing!      

Amazing Homemade Pesto

Amazing Homemade Pesto

  Pesto is an amazing fresh and vibrant sauce that can be added to pasta, meat or used as a dip.  Traditionally pesto is made with pine nuts but this version uses almonds which I think tastes so much better. Add this recipe to your […]

Healthy Homemade Mango Lassi

Healthy Homemade Mango Lassi

  Mango Lassi is an Indian drink that is made in the hot Indian summers and is a twist on the more traditional Lassi which is a plain sweetened yogurt drink.  This is such a healthy drink and it is very easy to make requiring […]

Mixed Berry Jam with Rosemary

Mixed Berry Jam with Rosemary

  Homemade Jam is so simple to make and so good!  It requires very little effort and you can customize it like I did here with your own additions.  With some fresh or frozen berries, you can have a homemade treat in an hour!   […]

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

  Irish soda bread is a traditional Irish bread that was baked by the poorer class of people in Ireland using only basic ingredients and used to go along with their soups and stews.  It is a very easy bread to make and does not […]

Mostly From Scratch Amazing Black Beans

Mostly From Scratch Amazing Black Beans

  These are called mostly from scratch because we use canned black beans instead of dried but we give it a real flavor upgrade to taste like it came from a restaurant.  These are delicious and so easy to make.   [lt_recipe name=”Mostly from Scratch […]

Cumin and Lime Cole Slaw

Cumin and Lime Cole Slaw

  Cumin and lime coleslaw is a fresh and flavorful way to make coleslaw that doesn’t taste heavy and makes a great topping to tacos, rice bowls or on its own.  The addition of cilantro, lime and cumin make it a perfect fresh flavor to […]

Charred Broccoli with Garlic and Fresh Lemon

Charred Broccoli with Garlic and Fresh Lemon

  This dish is very simple with few ingredients but the flavors are amazing.  The simple step of charring the broccoli and then squeezing fresh lemon juice on before serving makes this stand out from all the other roasted broccoli dishes.   [lt_recipe name=”Charred Broccoli […]

Spinach with Crispy Pancetta and Shallots

Spinach with Crispy Pancetta and Shallots

  This is an amazing way to eat spinach as a side dish with it’s salty bites from the pancetta, the light flavor added by the shallots and the fresh lemon squeezed over top at the end that brighten the flavors.  You will love this […]

Horchata

Horchata

  Horchata is a drink with origins that are believed to date all the way back to the 8th century.  Many countries have their own version of this drink which utilize their countries native ingredients.  This recipe is inspired by the Mexican version of horchata […]



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