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Relaxed summer dinners are the best — until you realize that you have an easy main in mind, but no sides. Since we understand that having to turn on the stove or crank the oven to round out your meal defeats the point, we’ve put together our best tips, ideas, and recipes for easy summer sides. Here’s to ALL of your summer cooking being quick and easy — and delicious too.
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Easy Sides Make Easy Dinners
Sides are often an afterthought, which can make them lackluster — and also stressful. Feeling like dinner is under control and then suddenly realizing that THERE ARE NO SIDES is the worst. Especially in summer, when keeping it easy, staying cool, and being outside more than being in the kitchen is particularly important.
This week, we talk about all of our tips, ideas, and recipes for having easy summer sides at the ready, whether you’re meal planning or flying by the seat of your pants, cooking in the kitchen or grilling.
Here are links from this week’s conversation:
How to cook quinoa perfectly (no bitter flavor!)
Meghan’s favorite Maple Mustard Vinaigrette
How to make an Everyday Vinaigrette (Stacie’s fave)
Canal House’s Marinated Zucchini (using cooked zucchini)
Marinate Zucchini (using raw zucchini ribbons)
How to Make the Easiest Pasta Salad (according to Meghan!)
10 easy foil packet dinners to serve this summer (compiled by Meghan, more dinners than sides, but tons of inspo!)
Shrimp Pasta in Foil Packets (more of a main, but to prove it’s possible!)
Grilled Sweet Potatoes (whole)
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Be sure to join our private Listener’s Group on Facebook (our favorite cocktail is WHISKEY — you’ll understand when you try to join). This week, we’ll be talking about the best shapes for cold pasta salad (and more!). AND FLOATING THE IDEA OF COLD SPAGHETTI SALAD. (HA!)
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