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Sensational Sides: Cheese-Filled Summer Side Dishes

All winter long I fill my side dishes with cheesy, gooey goodness. From cheesy roasted vegetables to cheese-filled pastas and casseroles, it’s a go-to ingredient fit for comfort food-filled months. But with the warm weather approaching, I’m not giving up one of my favorite forms of dairy. These summery side dishes have enough cheese to [...]

Sensational Sides: 5 Ways to Use Arugula

Arugula is one of those greens that tastes amazing all on its own. It’s a little bit spicy so you don’t need much to make a complete salad burst with flavor. Complement the spice with a citrus or creamy dressing, add in nuts or crispy bacon for crunch and toss with vegetables or protein to [...]

Sensational Sides: Kid-Friendly Baked Ziti

The whole family is sure to love a classic one dish pasta that’s filled with cheesy goodness: baked ziti. It’s easy to prepare on a weeknight and reheats deliciously the next day. Though the below version is a classic cheese creation, you can experiment by swapping in your favorite cheeses or adding in ground beef [...]

Sensational Sides: Mashed Plantains

While on vacation in the Dominican Republic a few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have time for a leisurely breakfast each day featuring a Dominican classic: mangu. Mangu is mashed plantains with butter or olive oil and can be served plain or, as I often ate it, with fried cheese. Back at home [...]

Sensational Sides: No-Cook Kale Salad Recipes

Crunchy, healthful kale doesn’t need to be cooked in order to taste delicious. It’s a more nutrient-filled alternative to lettuce and its distinct crunch gives great texture to traditional salad recipes. 1. Massaged Kale Salad (pictured above) In lieu of cooking the kale, Aarti massages the greens in lemon juice and olive oil until they [...]

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