When I was younger and first started going out to restaurants with friends, there were very limited vegetarian options. Things have really changed and I can go pretty much anywhere and eat an entree. But I often don’t.
I love side dishes, and will often make a meal out of them, even at home. I did this the other night! It’s so easy and quick, and it gives you a lot of variety on one plate.
Side Dish Dinner:
- Mashed Potatoes
- Cayenne Roasted Asparagus
- Roasted Carrots
- A piece of garlic toast (because. why not!)
Mashed Potatoes: I started by turning two yellow potatoes into Mashed Potatoes. I follow this step-by-step. My changes were that I only used 2 potatoes w/the skins on, 1/4 cup nonfat milk, and only a little dab of smart balance faux-butter.
Next up, Cayenne Roasted Asparagus.
Step 1: Wash the asparagus and snap off the dead ends.
Step 2: Coat a sheet w/ Pam, plop the asparagus on the pan in a single file line.
Step 3: Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of cayenne along with a tiny bit of salt on the asparagus.
Step 4: Plop in a pre-heated 400° for about 7 minutes.
Try this dinner with my or your favorite vegetable sides, ASAP!