Starchy Sides

Arroz Pilaf
Mexican rice better than a package can give you

Bacon, Sweet Potato and Sage Baked Risotto
From Donna Hay

Baked Chickpeas
From Tessa Kiros' Food From Many Greek Kitchens

Baked Giant Butter Beans
From Tessa Kiros' Food From Many Greek Kitchens

Baked Sweet Potatoes w/ Cinnamon Honey Butter or Chipotle Butter
Sweet or sassy?

Blackened Sweet Potato Fries
Served with blackened shrimp po'boys

Brabant Potatoes
Creole home fries, good for brunch too

Broiled Zucchini & Potatoes w/ Parmesan Crust
For IHCC's Spud week

Butter Beans
Rich & creamy, just like buddah!

Caramelized Garlic Tart
from Yotam Ottolenghi.  

Cajun Smothered PotatoesPotatoes cooked down with smoked sausage and onions...c'est bon!

Couscous with Tomato & Onion
from Yotam Ottolenghi.  Intense tomato flavor with a buttery crust

Crawfish Boil Mashed Potatoes with Buttery Garlic Frog Legs 
Tastes like chicken?  No.  More like garlic, butter, and lemon.

Creole Oven Fries
from my mom

Cumin Scented White Rice
Not the typical Mexican rice side dish

Eggplant and Lemon Risotto
from Yotam Ottolenghi

Fall Sweet Potato Toss
Grilled sweet potatoes tossed with garlic brown butter, OJ, cranberries, and pecans

French Fries with Salt, Pepper, and Oregano (Patates Tiganites with Alatopiperigano)
From Tessa Kiros' Food From Many Greek Kitchens...awesome fries!

Frijoles de Olla (Mexican Pot Beans)
Eat as is, or turn 'em into refried

Garlic & Sage Crispy Potatoes
From Donna Hay

Garlic, Thyme, & Anchovy Baked Potatoes
My introduction to Jamie Oliver

Green Poblano Rice
From Rick Bayless

Lemon Rice
From Madhur Jaffrey.  Easier and faster than Lemon Scented Rice (below), but I like Tyler's more.

Lemon Scented Rice
Based on a Tyler Florence recipe--flavorful & fragrant

Mushroom Risotto
Earthy & creamy. Could be a side dish, but I often eat it as an entree.

Greek potato salad from Tessa Kiros

Praline Yams
A sweet, sticky casserole, but without the gloppy marshmallows

Rice with Cheese
From Nigel Slater.

Rice Pilaf w/ Pistachios & Cranberries
Adapted from Madhur Jaffrey.  Eat as a side or a meatless meal.

Roast Lemon Potatoes
from Food From many Greek Kitchens by Tessa Kiros

Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Onions w/ Rosemary & Parmesan
A savory sweet potato side great for Thanksgiving or a nice fall dinner

Spinach Couscous with Spatchcocked Chicken 
From Nigel Slater.

Sweet Pea Salad
Hooray for Southern salads

Sweet Potato Cakes
From Yotam Ottolenghi.  Crisp on the outside, creamy on the inside.  With a great dipping sauce.

Sweet Potato Crunch
My great-grandma's Thanksgiving dish

Toasted Orzo "Risotto" w/ Fresh Herbs
Great way to use fresh herbs from your garden

Vegetable Fried Rice
Good for leftover rice

Zucchini & Rice Gratin
One of my favorite recipes from one of my favorite cookbooks

Veggie Sides

Baked Butternut Squash w/ Butter & Brown Sugar
From Tessa Kiros' Apples for Jam

Charcoal-Grilled Corn w/ Cream, Cheese, and Chile
From Rick Bayless

Corn Maque Chou
Native American + Cajun = good eatin'

Creamy Spinach w/ Feta
From Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros

Cucumber Salad w/ Smashed Garlic & Ginger
From Yotam Ottolenghi

Eggplant w/ Creamy Corn Sauce
Grilled or Sauteed Eggplant topped with corn sauce.

Favorite String Beans
My favorite--how can you go wrong with potatoes, onions, and green beans cooked in bacon?

Fried Cauliflower w/ Pine Nuts, Capers, & Chiles
From Yotam Ottolenghi

From Tessa Kiros
Grilled Eggplant Slices with Yogurt Sauce
From Madhur Jaffrey. A little bit spicy, a little bit funky.

Gujarati-Style Green Beans
Spicy Green Beans from Madhur Jaffrey and a round up of my favorite Jaffrey recipes.

Herby Cherry Tomatoes
Eat as a side, spread on crusty bread, toss with pasta

Honey Roasted Carrots w/ Tahini Yogurt
from Yotam Ottolenghi

Jalapenos w/ Soy Sauce
Looking for a Mexican side besides the usual rice and beans? From the Muy Bueno Cookbook.

Pan Roasted Carrots w/ Thyme
Roasted carrots without running the oven

Quick Fried Zucchini w/ Toasted Garlic and Lime
From Rick Bayless

Roasted Broccoli & Asparagus w/ Nutty, Lemony Feta
I loved this dish!

Roasted Parsnips with Caper Vinaigrette
from Yotam Ottolenghi

Sautéed Zucchini
A quick & easy side dish

Simplest Fried Beans
From Rick Bayless

Smothered Cabbage
Very Southern and a New Year's Day tradition

Smothered Okra
Okra & Tomatoes...a pot full of summer

Spinach w/ Chickpeas
From Madhur Jaffrey

Stir Fried Carrots and Ginger with Mustard Seeds
From Madhur Jaffrey

Stir Fried Corn w/ Chili, Ginger, Garlic, & Parsley
From Jamie Oliver, great cooking method, great flavors

Sweet Runner Bean Stew
From Jamie Oliver. Fresh green beans in a complex tomato sauce.

Thyme Grilled Mushrooms
from Jamie Oliver

Vegetable au Gratin
Cheesy, creamy veg dish that never lets me down.

Zippy Glazed Carrots
Sweet & tangy

Zucchini & Chickpea Fritters
From Donna Hay

Zucchini con Queso or Chicken & Zucchini con Queso
From The Border Cookbook.  A cheesy side dish or main.