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Old 08-02-2008, 10:00 AM   #11
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I usually use what I got or what im in the mood for.

anything can go with anything almost. but like Iron said you dont want to really mix cuisines. there are exceptions but they need soemthing to bring them together if you are going to.

some of my favorite sides are:

roasted Califlower
sauteed string beans
spinach with bacon
Buffalo Corn (corn on the cob covered in hot sauce)
steamed broccoli
satueed mushrooms and onions
Mashed potatos
Roasted potatos.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:24 AM   #12
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I think it is all in your likes and dislikes - When I make fried chicken, I have to have peas and mashed potatoes. When sweet corn is in season we may have it with any meat.
It is just a personal choice -
I was raised on meat-potatoes and a veg.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:43 AM   #13
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butterfly - if you post your main "meat" I bet we have more opinions than you care to read about what sides to have with it

You will learn very quickly, I am sure! To me, it's just a matter of broadening your vegetable recipes to make things more exciting. Now, for comfort-type foods, when I serve mashed potatoes I LOVE to either have peas or corn 'cause a couple peas/corn have to be in every bite of mashed potatoes

IC gave you some good advice on things that balance each other out. We'll help anytime you need it!
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:53 AM   #14
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ohh roasted turnips then satueed in a honey glaze.

same with carrots
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:56 AM   #15
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ohh roasted turnips then satueed in a honey glaze.

same with carrots
I love roasted EVERYTHING! Beets are good roasted too. Sometimes I will roast beets, turnips, grape tomatoes, shallots, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and then toss everything with some pasta (maybe even some pappardelle ), drizzle with some olive oil and a few slices of fresh Parmesan cheese.
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:07 AM   #16
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i havent had beets sincei was a little kid. I think i need to try them again.

that sounds good K Elf
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i havent had beets sincei was a little kid. I think i need to try them again.

that sounds good K Elf
Roasted beets are so very good. Also, I will grill zucchini, yellow squash, portobello or other mushrooms that won't fall through, onion slices, thick tomato slices so they hold up, then when everything is done I cut in chunks and toss with pasta, again adding more olive oil and topping with Asiago cheese.

Grill a flat iron steak that has been marinated in a bit of Worchestershire, garlic, olive oil, and for the last 30 minutes or so some balsamic, or whatever your favorite way to marinate this steak is, and toss this in the bowl with the veggies - makes for a great meal!
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butterfly - if you post your main "meat" I bet we have more opinions than you care to read about what sides to have with it
Our main "meat" is chicken, but my boyfriend has a major liking for pork. Pork is really different for me. And chicken I always put mashed potatoes and spicy corn (corn with crushed red pepper, hot pepper flakes, and a bit of brown sugar...very tasty!).
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:01 PM   #19
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if you stick with the color suggestion of balanced meal, you can't go far wrong. ie, protein of your choice, green leafy veg. or just green , yellow ones , like squash, corn, etc. and a carb. potatoes, rice, pasta or a nice bread (not white bread)
let your conscience be your guide on dessert. fruit is good.

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colorful meals are usually tasty. if your meat is chix, then figure out a salad like spinach or pasta with lotsa bright veggies &/or a veg or 2, a starch ranging from taters to pesto pasta, & dessert is optional.
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