vegetable side dishes

Maple-Mustard Beets

Maple-Mustard Beets

I've got a lot of love for beets. I'm not quite sure how or why, but they are easily one of my favorite vegetables. Maybe it's their intense color that always stains my hands when I peel away their skin or it could be the deep, earthy flavor that tastes reminiscent of the soil they are grown in. Either way, I can dig into beets any time of the year and prepared just about any possible way.

Cumin Roasted Carrots w/ Tender Greens Vinaigrette

Cumin Roasted Carrots w/ Tender Greens Vinaigrette

No matter what time of the year, carrots are always welcomed into my kitchen. While their preparation changes with the seasons, their mild sweetness and crisp texture always bring a feeling of warmth and comfort to my palate.