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Sauteed Collard Greens with Garlic and Ginger

Filled with the bold flavors of garlic and ginger, this recipe for Sauteed Collard Greens is not to be missed. Why not whip up a batch today? I didn’t grow up eating collard greens. In my 80s New York upbringing, lettuce and spinach were our greens. But over the years, I have found a love …

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Garlic

Using what’s probably the quickest way to cook Brussels sprouts, these Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Garlic are filled with bold flavor and easy to make. I spend a lot of time considering ways I can inspire folks to cook more. But really, it’s not just about cooking. It’s using whole ingredients to make something delightful. …

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Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Basil

Savory and robust, these sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Basil cook fast and add unique, bold flavor to meals as a side dish. Hi, my name is Sarah and I am addicted to Brussels sprouts. When cooked well, these diminutive veggies are seductively savory with a tinge of sweetness. Add in some meaty pancetta, …

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Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil

This is a celebration of simple, natural flavors — perfect for when produce is at its peak. Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil is a delight. Sometimes, simplicity is the best thing for food. At home, I often rely on simple flavors — especially during the growing and harvest season. Tomatoes with a sprinkling …

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Sauteed Summer Squash with Balsamic Glaze

Warm, but still crisp, this Sauteed Summer Squash with Balsamic Glaze is an easy side dish for late summer dinners. When my cookbook book club cooked from Saladish by Irene Rosen recently, I chose a summer squash recipe. In it, you sliced summer squash lengthwise, brushed it with oil and sprinkled it with seasonings. Then …

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Farmer’s Market Panzanella Salad

This easy Panzanella salad recipe combines fresh flavors of farmers market vegetables with toasted bread and a red wine vinaigrette. A delightful dish! Torn bits of toasted bread. Fresh tomatoes, corn, peppers, carrots, cucumbers, basil. A red wine vinaigrette. This salad is simple but comes together in the most extraordinary of ways. And with many …

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Venezuelan-Style Black Beans

These saucy, savory Venezuelan-Style Black Beans are a wonderful side dish with rice, chicken or whatever you’re serving. When I discovered that my Progressive Eats blogging group, a group that blogs together around a theme once a month, was tackling Latin American cooking this month, I began looking at foods in search of just the …

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Garlic Parsley Carrots are a Side Dish to Remember

Tender carrots are finished with sauteed garlic and parsley for a fragrant, flavorful side dish. These Garlic Parsley Carrots are a must-try. In my childhood home, side dishes were plain. Boiled peas, broccoli, cauliflower or green beans. Baked potatoes. Simple. I ate them, mostly, but they were never the dishes I craved. Only corn on …

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