Roasted Carrots

Everyone has carrots around the house. If you are looking for a great way to add some color to your dinner, this is a great veggie side. Its simple to make and the sweet carrots are sure to be a big hit with the kids too. (Adapted from Cooks Illustrated)

Pan Seared Salmon over Lentils

Pan seared salmon is both easy and delicious. This recipe stands out due to the delicious lemony herb butter that gets mixed into both the lentils and melted on top of the salmon. Placing the salmon on top of a bed of lentils can turn this easy weeknight meal into a company worthy meal. If you’ve never used French green lentils, with their firm and chewy texture, try them in this recipe.

Roasted Green Beans

This is a great side vegetable to add to any meal, especially when you need a pop of color. Instead of steaming the green beans, I like to broil them until they are slightly charred, which gives them a nice flavor and crunch.