Name: Jessica, aka "Best of the Veg"
Web Site: http://best-veg.com
Bio: Best of the Veg is all about taking your favorite everyday meat dishes and turning them into delicious vegetarian meals with all the flavor for a healthy lifestyle.
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Spring means picnics, barbecues and grills and what better way to pair those delicious main entrees than with the yummiest and easiest to prepare side dishes. Hot or cold these dishes are easy on the budget, light on the tummy yet big on flavor. If you want to mix it up and deviate from the typical potato salad or coleslaw, here are some fun and delectable side dishes that will be the stars of your smorgasbord. Haven’t done your groceries yet? You can find the freshest ingredients at your nearest Whole Foods.
First off, since cucumbers are in season, why not try a refreshing salad with a miso dressing? You’ll need a couple tablespoons of miso (soybean paste), a tablespoon of honey, rice vinegar and hot water and mix it up with sesame oil, sesame seeds, crushed red pepper flakes and four cups of thinly sliced cucumbers. Mix the dressing well and toss it with the cucumbers. You can also toss this with pasta such as fusilli for a fresh and tangy pasta salad. Making these side dishes is just as easy as playing bingo. For a doubly relaxing time, you can also play some online games via http://www.cheekybingo.com. You can also meet new friends and fellow foodies and health buffs with its wonderful online community and exchange cooking tips and tricks with.
Give your classic potato salad an overhaul by adding coarsely chopped eggs and using light mayonnaise and a non-fat Greek yogurt such as Fage for the dressing. Just mix a tablespoon of mustard, yogurt and mayonnaise and add salt and pepper to taste. Add a third cup of chopped celery and three tablespoons of red onion to ¾ pound of fingerling potatoes and enjoy.