Roasted Broccoli

While I have no real love for raw broccoli, I love roasted broccoli! I like it crispy with a squeeze of lemon and a dusting of parmesan. So good! When prepping the broccoli, you want to make sure that you cut off all the woody stems. Cut the florets off of the main stalk but…

Grilled Asparagus

I cannot believe I’ve never posted this before. Asparagus is one of my favorite things to grill! I absolutely love it with grilled meats and couscous and I LOVE leftovers in green salad and pasta salad. What’s awesome about grilled asparagus is that it’s great right off the grill, at room temperature, and even cold…

Zucchini Boats

How have I never made zucchini boats until now?! They’re so delicious and quite fun to make. It’s also a great way to stretch a pound of ground beef – you get six servings with this recipe! If you grow zucchini, this is the perfect use for your your summer harvest! I will definitely be…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I’ll never understand why more people don’t love Brussels sprouts! They’re unbelievably good for you and when roasted, they take on this wonderful caramelized flavor. These take about thirty minutes start to plate and are a perfect, healthy side dish for winter! These are really simply to make. You’ll lose a couple of outer leaves…

German Cucumber Salad

A tasty side dish that takes two minutes to make! I spent the summer of 2007 visiting my friend Rebecca in Germany. We had dinner with her grandparents in Bavaria one night and her grandmother served salmon, potatoes, and the tastiest cucumbers I’d ever had. I was startled because they looked normal. I believe I…

Mexican Zucchini

The perfect summer side dish! I love recipes that don’t require any measuring. That’s my favorite way to cook! This dish is crunchy, flavorful, and refreshing on a warm day. It also looks damn fun! Zucchini is peeled into ribbons and tossed with freshly squeezed lime juice, chili powder, salt, and pepper. That’s it! Raw…

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad

A delightful summer salad full of grilled veggies You might have noticed by now that I love to grill. This salad is a mix of grilled corn, grilled zucchini, and grilled bell peppers tossed with tomatoes, diced red onion, and cilantro with a light cumin lime dressing. It would also be fantastic with avocado and cotija…

Veggie Platter

Don’t knock a veggie platter even at the fanciest of gatherings. Why? So many party dishes are rich and cheesy that many guests welcome some raw veggies to lighten things up. Paired with doctored up hummus and ranch (my homemade tzatziki would be wonderful too!), this is an easy thing to put together. I served…

Grilled Zucchini and Squash

How many times am I going to write “this is not a recipe” on The Rose Table today? At least once more, it seems. (That’s for all my die-hard Pirates of the Caribbean fans!) This is a method for grilling sliced zucchini. The Rose Table is in no way affiliated with The Walt Disney Company. Photography courtesy of My…