Cuisine: Vegetarian

Spice-Roasted Carrots

These Spice-Roasted Carrots are really flavorful. I used baby rainbow carrots. Roasting them brings out the natural sweetness of the carrots. They are good hot, warm or room temperature.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 8 Servings

Roasted Green Beans With Creamy Tarragon Dressing

This Roasted Green Beans With Creamy Tarragon Dressing is a wonderful side dish. The nice thing is that it can be made ahead and served, hot, room temperature or cold.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Muffin-Pan Potato Gratins

These Muffin-Pan Potato Gratins get really crispy. They go really well with beef, chicken, or fish. You could also serve them for breakfast with eggs.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Mixed Green Salad with Strawberries & Pecans

This Mixed Green Salad with Strawberries & Pecans is my new favorite salad. I used a hard boiled egg slicer to cut the strawberries, which makes it fast and easy.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

The Luggage Room’s Avocado Festival Pizza

The Avocado Festival is my favorite pizza from the Luggage Room, which is a pizzeria attached to La Grande Orange, housed in the old luggage room of the Pasadena train station. The Avocado Festival is topped with avocados, tomatoes, basil, and lemon zest. At Luggage Room, they use a sourdough crust which is sublime! Here is my take on this pizza that you can make at home.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 2 Servings

Asparagus with Parmesan and Roasted Walnuts

This Asparagus with Parmesan and Roasted Walnuts is perfect for your Easter buffet. It's simple to prepare and delicious when it's in season.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Radish and Jicama Salad

This Radish Jicama Salad, which is a very fresh tasting Spring salad, is loosely based on a recipe from Real Simple magazine. I changed a few things. Instead of red onions, I used 2 green onions and I left out the cilantro. I despise cilantro!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey, Smoked Paprika and Lime Yogurt

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey, Smoked Paprika and Lime Yogurt is such a delicious and fresh-tasting side dish. The lime yogurt adds a tanginess to the sweetness of the yams.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Focaccia Bread Pizza

When my husband and I were first married we lived in North London. We used to shop at Da Mario, an Italian delicatessen in Islington, Highbury Park. It is very small, but they have everything you could possibly want for a proper Italian meal. One of our favorite dinners was Focaccia Bread Pizza. They had a wonderful bread selection. You can add your favorite toppings. It’s “cheap and cheerful” as we used to say!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Brie with Honey & Rosemary

What do you do if people stop by around the cocktail hour? Brie with Honey & Rosemary is less than five minutes to prepare!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings