When I was making the Hawaiian Meatloaf the other day I wanted something green on the plate to complement the meaty goodness and the delicious garlic mashed potatoes. Then, I remembered seeing this little gem in our Food 2 Test Queue and it seemed very quick and simple…so I decided to give it a shot!
I’ve been eyeing this one for a while. Just to make note, this recipe is slightly different from another roasted carrot recipe we have in our Food 2 Test Queue. We’ll get back to Martha’s carrots at a later date…but for now, this lively colored side dish’s number is up!
Let’s see what this one’s all about!
This gorgeousness has been sitting in our Food 2 Test Queue for a bit now. The main reason this has been the case is because the original recipe requires the use of an immersion blender or a food processor. Well, I didn’t have one of those until recently, so once my significant other scored me one for Christmas, this one was moved to the top of the line! I mean, home-made roasted red peppers, goat cheese…oh my!
There are few things in this world that make me happier than cheese. If that cheese happens to be goat cheese, I may even break out into a little song and dance. As I may have mentioned before, I’ve been on a bit of a yellow squash kick lately, so when I stumbled upon this pin that had both yellow squash AND goat cheese one the same plate I just HAD to test it out and let you guys know how it was…you know, solely for scientific reasons.
I mean look at it!
Ok, I don’t know how many of you go through this, but certain fruits and vegetables become the “it girl (or boy)” in my kitchen. I go through these phases where everything I cook has some variation of asparagus, or yellow squash, or green chilies…and recently, I’ve noticed I’ve been gravitating towards avocados. Now, it’s too early to tell whether the lovely green superfood is on its way to the status symbol of a staple vegetable in my kitchen (like that of the reigning champions mushrooms and garlic), but it has definitely been on my mind. So, as I was Pinteresting away one lazy afternoon I came across this avocado tomato salad from She’s Vegging Out. It looked simple and light…enough to give it a try!
It was a simple weekday night and I was wondering what to make for dinner. So, I turned to our trusted friend Pinterest for inspiration. I already had a main dish picked out (more on that next week), so I just needed a light, healthy side. Thanks to our Pinterest board of potential things to test, this was a piece of cake! This potato, squash, and goat cheese gratin looked absolutely delicious, so I decided to give it a try.