Category Archives: Sides

Brussels Sprout Hash with Bacon

Growing up, I was pretty indifferent about brussels sprouts. I would eat them willingly enough, but I never went out of my way to have brussels sprouts. Then I had dinner at Zocalo in Charlottesville, and it rocked my brussels … Continue reading

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Kale Salad with Mango, Red Banana, and White Truffle Olive Oil

I was visiting my parents this weekend to move my sister into college and celebrate Dad’s birthday. Interesting combo, but it resulted in me making dinner for them last night. When we were at the grocery store, and I was … Continue reading

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Saffron Rice with Fresh Chives

This is how my mom taught me to make rice. I don’t know where she learned it, but it is so good. Unless I’m making specialized rice (like for sushi), this is my go-to recipe. It’s super easy and super … Continue reading

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Easy Caprese Salad

A mainstay on many menus, Caprese Salads (or Insalata Caprese), are a delicious, easy way to use up all those tomatoes hanging heavy on the vines. Ingredients 1 large tomato fresh mozzarella small handful fresh basil leaves Italian dressing Slice … Continue reading

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