Yes to Yummy

Tag Archive: side dishes

Simply Roasted Asparagus

December 22, 2013 Print this page

Sick of having your asparagus steamed and sauteed? Look no further than to roasting, which makes the outside crisp and the inside just a bit chewy. Tastes great with Orange Pistachio Scallops!


Prep Time 5 min
Cooking Time 30 min
Total Time 35 min
Yield 3-4 servings

1 bunch of asparagus

1 tablespoon of fat of choice

1/2 teaspoon of cumin

1/2 teaspoon of paprika

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

A good pinch of salt

Lemon juice, to taste


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a small baking sheet.

Gently bend each stalk of asapargus so the woody, chewy end naturally snaps off.

Toss the remaining stalks with the fat, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Roast until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Drizzle on some lemon juice to taste and serve with Orange Pistachio Scallops.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Roasted Beets

December 21, 2013 Print this page

My go-to side dish for roasted and grilled meats. Beets need very little seasoning–they’re delicious on their own–but the cinnamon really brings out their natural earthiness and sweetness.


Prep Time
Cooking Time
Total Time
Yield 4-5 servings

1 1/2 lb of beets (about 8 medium-sized beets), chopped into 1-inch chunks

2 tablespoons of your fat of choice (I recommend coconut or olive oil), plus more for greasing

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

2 teaspoons of garlic powder

1 1/2 teaspoons of paprika

A large pinch of salt

A good crack of black pepper


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and grease a large baking sheet with your fat of choice.

In a bowl (or on the pan itself), toss the beets with the fat, cinnamon, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Spread them out on the baking sheet so they have plenty of space to brown.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until brown around the edges and firm but not rock-solid in the center. Stir every fifteen minutes to ensure even cooking.

Serve immediately, or place in the fridge and add to salads…or just to eat alone!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,