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Brussel Sprouts with Saffron Hollandaise

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: sides, vegetarian, recipes, 09-21-2021

Easy.. this is really easy... Bacon Fat Fried Organic Brussel Sprouts with FAST from scratch Saffron Hollandaise. Yum.



Mushroom Squash Risotto

Posted by Josh King | Tags: sides, recipes, soup, 09-21-2021

We love vegetarian meals. Rice isn’t something we should eat all the time for a wide range of reasons, but there nothing like a REAL risotto with Arborio rice. Strictly speaking this dish isn’t vegetarian since a homemade broth is essential to the flavor. The broth also adds electrolytes and helps cushion the onslaught of carbs the rice throws at us. This meal takes time to do it right, but it is easy. Just get a glass of wine and have a nice conversation.



Roasted Cauliflower With Garlic

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: sides, recipes, vegan, vegetarian

This is fantastic -- a superfood and easy to make. When I first tried making this, I didn't expect much, but it turned out so good that I was glad I made two whole cauliflowers worth!



Beet Chips

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, sides, vegetarian, 08-17-2021

Beets are SO good, but they also require planning ahead to roast and use in things... I love having this quick option for a great salty and sweet snack or side dish!



Kale Chips

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, side, vegetarian, 08-03-2021

These chips are amazing.. so simple and healthy... but watch out, they are addictive and you'll never make enough to satisfy everyone the first time!



Grandpa Cucumbers

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, side, vegetarian, 09-14-2021

I've always loved these 'Grandpa' cucumbers, easy to make and a great side for almost anything.



Sauteed cabbage and peas

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, side, vegetarian, 09-07-2021

Simple easy side dish.... I can't believe how good fried cabbage is, I mean its just cabbage!



Roasted Garbanzo Beans with Swiss Chard and Garlic

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, vegetarian, sides

This is a great side dish that goes with everything... or it could even be a main dish if you prefer!



Risotto

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: sides, recipes, bones, newsletter, 08-23-2021

Risotto is really simple to make, but it is outstanding when done right. The trick is having patience as well as good rice and broth. It can be a stand alone meal or a side dish. I love taking the time to caramelize the onions this recipe calls for...



Gotta Have it Pate'

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, sides, chicken, liver

Liver, a ‘traditional food’, is very nourishing yet does not have a presence in most modern households. If you have never given liver a chance, this is a great way to try it.



Mashed Parsnips

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, sides

Parsnips are really super good, probably my favorite side right now. Consider doubling this recipe and save the extras for the next morning to make cakes fried in bacon fat to have with your eggs.



Roasted Beets

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, sides, 08-17-2021

Nothing goes with a great burger or fries like some delicious roasted beets! These are good warm or refrigerated. You can also freeze the beets before topping and save them for a quick dish later.



Spiced Couscous with Raisin and Almond

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, sides

Great with our Moroccan-Style Chicken. A sweet treat and so easy to make!



Garlic Mashed Potato

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: video, sides, recipes, 08-23-2021

Making mashed potatoes seems simple and it is... but a few tips and tricks will turn those potatoes into a masterpiece of texture and taste-bud pleasure!



Oven Fries

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, sides

Oven fries. So easy to make and a great side to go with so many dishes!