Show Us Your Life – Side Dishes

I’m linking up with Kelly’s Korner.

I love finding new ideas for side dishes. I have pretty much the same staple main dishes, but coming up with new sides to go with them makes them different. We’ve come up with a few that we absolutely love, and they are on rotation in our house.

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

This is something that is so simple yet SO good.

1 head cauliflower
3-4 cloves garlic
3 Tbsp olive oil
Black pepper to taste

Break florets off cauliflower. Chop garlic and combine in a bowl with the olive oil. Toss with cauliflower, sprinkle with black pepper and put in greased pan on 450 degrees for 25 minutes.

Garlic Broccoli

This is similar to the cauliflower dish, and it is SO good!

Dice 5-6 cloves of garlic, and break apart one head of broccoli. Saute garlic in pan to release flavor, and then add broccoli. Saute together for 5-6 minutes.

Spanish Rice 

This is our favorite Mexican side dish. It is SO much better and more flavorful than packaged Spanish Rice. And, it’s super easy and you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen! This recipe makes a TON of rice. There are always leftovers when we make it!

1 cup water
1 cup salsa
1 cup rice

Boil water, then add salsa and rice. Leave on heat for three minutes, then remove and let sit as you would instant rice.

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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