Archive of ‘Side Dishes’ category

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

Creamy, crunchy cilantro lime coleslaw has just the right hint of creamy with a touch of kick. This is a great recipe to pair with barbecue or bring to a potluck!

Creamy crunchy cilantro lime coleslaw makes a perfect side dish for your next bbq! *

I don’t know if it’s the Southern girl in me, or the picnic lover, or just the part of me that really likes the texture of crunchy vegetables mixed with the right amount of creamy dressing, but I cannot turn down a good slaw. And when circumstances line up where I need to bring a dish to a potluck, there are beautiful cabbages at the grocery store, and I happen to have extra cilantro and jalapenos at home, I get creative and make a cilantro lime coleslaw. Which turned out to be a perfect barbecue side dish, and has an unintended Texas twist! (more…)

Yuca con Mojo

Yuca con mojo – yuca with mojo sauce – is a great substitute for a mashed potato dish. The yuca is satisfyingly starchy and delicious when topped with the garlicky onion-y mojo sauce. 

Yuca con Mojo - a delicious Cuban dish that makes a great alternative to potatoes! {vegan, gluten free, paleo friendly} *

Yuca con mojo is a dish you’ll find at almost any Cuban party and around the family dinner table at least a few times a month. Yuca, a starchy, inexpensive, and versatile edible root found in the Americas is a staple in the diet of many Caribbean and Latin American cultures. It’s slowly working its way into the mainstream American diet because it’s delicious. You can fry yuca, boil it, steam it, mash it, roast it… it’s like a potato without being a potato. My two favorite ways to enjoy it are fried and boiled with some mojo with extra garlic on the side.  (more…)

Chickpea Salad

This easy, flavorful chickpea salad is a healthy make ahead side dish or light lunch!

This past November we took our first “official” family trip to Walt Disney World. The Godfather and I have been blessed to travel there quite a bit previously as my parents are long time DVC members and we grew up just a few hours away. Our wedding was even held around the World Showcase in Epcot! November was a very special trip for us though as it was our first with Princess A. She love the parks, the rides, and this chickpea salad. She really really loved this chickpea salad from the Harambe Market in Animal Kingdom.  (more…)

Easy Italian Salad Skewers

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Keep the holidays simple with flavorful recipes like these Easy Italian Salad Skewers with a homemade balsamic glaze! Recipe on #NestleHoliday #ad

The holidays can be so hectic, and I feel like I look for easy, no fuss, flavorful meals at this time of year more than any other. This recipe though, goes back almost a decade to when the Godfather and I were broke college sweethearts, then broke newlyweds and grad students. Date nights out were something we only enjoyed once in a while, so we planned many date nights in instead! We would cook dinner together, or if we were too tired, keep things simple and buy pizza then make a salad to pair. (more…)

Fresh Herb Rice Pilaf {SRC}

A recipe worth raiding the herb garden! Basil, thyme, oregano, and chives make this from-scratch pilaf colorful and tastier than anything you can buy in a box!

Happy Monday darlings! It’s that time of the month again, Secret Recipe Club reveal day! Today’s is bittersweet for me. I joined the Secret Recipe Club excitedly the moment I had the required number of recipes on the blog, and I looked forward to exploring a new blog each month and trying a different recipe. You may recall the Thai Peanut Wraps, DIY Buttermilk, and Cookie Butter Cookies from previous SRC reveal days. But things have gotten a little busy in the world of the Godmother, and as a one-woman show, it’s important I find and maintain a balance between family and blog life. So this is my last post with the Secret Recipe Club for now, and what a beautiful closing recipe! (more…)

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