Category: Sides


Jamaican Rice and Peas Recipe

I've been obsessed with trying different jerk recipes lately. I've tear-gassed myself grinding up my own peppers and have now moved to bottled jerk seasonings. Along the way, my patient family has been my ghiena pigs as usual. So far the only casualties seem to be singed tongues that may or may not ...

Grilled Corn and Quinoa Salad

It is Summer and that means corn is pretty much free. Seriously, I don't know how they make money on it, I just bought 10 ears for $3! We make grilled corn on the cob so much this time of the year that I am always looki...

Grilled Asparagus Recipe

Grilling asparagus is a great way to add a kick to your vegetables. It’s very easy, and the flavors from the marinade and the grill make this a dish that even veggie haters can love. And always remember, Miss Manners says it is OK to eat these with your fingers!

Pumpkin Spice Milkshake

Pumpkin Spice Milkshake Too Addictive For Most

Here is my attempt to recreate, perhaps outshine, the greatest milkshake I’ve ever tasted. The Pumpkin Spice Milkshake. Enjoy!
By the way, you might ask, what does a Pumpkin Spice milkshake have to do with a grilling website? I would respond with a question: what goes better with a burger and fr...

Za’atar Recipe on Grilled Pita

I just came back from Israel and now find myself addicted to this amazing spice blend called za’atar (the apostrophe is silent). I was first introduced to it on the streets of Old Jerusalem, where we enjoyed it at an outdoor cafe sprinkled on fresh and warm Jerusalem bread. I wasn’t sure if it...

Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa

We have entered the Summer months, where corn might as well be free.  I just go back from the store where you can now buy 12 ears for $3.  I don't even know how you can ship it that cheap, given the fact that I am in Florida.  My kids love "corn sticks" so we eat a LOT of corn on the cob during t...

Pesto sauce

Pesto sauce recipe

I use pesto sauce in a lot of grilling recipes, so I figured I'd share how I make it.  This is a slight variant on the pesto sauce from Joy of Cooking cook book.  I changed out the choice of cheese and recommend you use toasted pine nuts. Toasting the pine nuts gives an extra nutty flavor.

Grilled Onions

This method for grilling a whole onion takes hardly any time to prep and can be stuck on the grill and forgotten about while you tend to the rest of your meal.

Pesto Brussels Sprouts on the Grill

Though known as the dread of children everywhere, the Brussels sprouts in this recipe turn out to be quite delicious.  As an adult, I pushed aside my fear to try something new and tried Brussels sprouts recently. They were pretty good, but I new I could make them better.  Enter pesto sauce.  Brus...

Grilled Broccoli Recipe

Grilling broccoli creates a great flavor when the heads of broccoli start to char during roasting.  There are a few important steps to follow to make sure they are as tender as possible, so let's take a look at the technique in detail.