Spinach and Orzo Salad

Spinach and Orzo Salad

This recipe was easy to make and a definite winner.  It worked well as a side dish and then my husband took the leftovers in his lunch. Ingredients 1 (16-ounce) box dried orzo pasta 1 (10-ounce) package fresh baby spinach leaves, finely chopped (1) ½ pound crumbled feta cheese ½ red onion, finely chopped ¾ cup pine nuts, toasted (2) 1 jar sun-dried tomatoes (3) 1 jar artichoke … [Read more...]

Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup

This healthy soup is really easy to make and tastes great.  A one cup serving only has 64 calories! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped 2 (10-ounce) packages chopped frozen broccoli, thawed (or 1-1/4 pounds fresh broccoli which makes 7 cups coarsely chopped) 1 (8-ounce) potato, peeled & chopped 4 cups chicken … [Read more...]

Raw Veggie Salad

Raw Veggie Salad

I’m always looking for good salad recipes for my husband to take in his lunch.  I actually made this one as a side to go with Oven Baked Chicken and for his lunch.  After eating the salad, he said:  “This is really good!”  He proceeded to serve himself another helping and then finished it off in his lunch the next couple of days.  I believe he added tuna to it for his lunch. Salad … [Read more...]

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

I made this for the first time last night and it was really good.  However, I didn’t chop the cauliflower small enough so it seemed more like cauliflower with a thin sauce over it.  But it had a really good flavor so I think that when I make it again, and I will, I’ll either chop the cauliflower really, really small or I’ll use my stick blender and puree some of it.  Either way, this soup is … [Read more...]

Favorite Herbed Potatoes

Favorite Herbed Potatoes

You know how sometimes you need a side dish really fast? As long as you have canned potatoes in your pantry, you can whip this one up quickly and it tastes great. Ingredients: 2 cans (15 ounces each) whole potatoes, drained and halved lengthwise 1 tablespoon butter (1) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1-1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes ½ teaspoon dried basil ½ teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon … [Read more...]

Honey-Garlic Angel Hair

Honey-Garlic Angel Hair

This pasta side dish is quick and easy to make and is a great accompaniment to any kind of meat. Ingredients: 1 package (16 ounces) angel hair pasta 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced ½ cup butter or margarine ¼ cup honey 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried thyme ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, … [Read more...]

Brown Rice Pilaf

Brown Rice Pilaf

This is a great side dish to serve with Salmon in Lime Sauce.  It was easy to make, tasted great and is good for you. Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium green pepper, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1-1/4 cups uncooked brown rice 2 garlic cloves, minced 1-1/2 cups water 1 cup chicken broth ½ teaspoon dried thyme ¼ teaspoon pepper Directions: In a large … [Read more...]