If you are bored of salad or just simply need some new ideas on what to pair your protein with, this is the section for you! Here you will find all sorts of delicious goodies that will compliment and add flavor to any weeknight or special occasion dinner.

Here’s a collection of quick side dishes that are delicious and easy to make. Mix and match your sides with any protein and salad.

Easy & Healthy Dinner: Ratatouille

This use to be one of my go-to dishes for parties and holiday dinners. The colors, set-up, and ease of execution, make classic French dish one of my favorites. However, I realize that not every one of you has the excellent knife skills required to cut these veggies to paper thin, perfect circles and not […]

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Broiled Asparagus with Parmesan Lemon Vinaigrette

Summer is almost over. Although I’m ready to switch things up and start cooking more stew and pot roast, I will really miss the fresh green veggies coming straight from my garden. I think over the last few years I’ve tried to grow just about every vegetable that can be grown in Georgia with some […]

Toasted Corn Salsa

A few days ago I made some steaks and grilled corn for a few friends. We shared some wine, talked about life, and had a great dinner. It was nice to catch up and finally relax. The next day I realized that I had way too much grilled corn left over from our get together […]

Orzo with Summer Peas

I have been working on a lot of new stuff over the past few weeks. Yes, the concept behind Fierce Miles got a bit of an upgrade, the website is going to get a facelift (I am still working out some design kinks) and, of course, the cookbook is getting a full redesign more than […]

Healthy Deviled Eggs

A couple of years ago I wrote a post with some deviled eggs. It was a hit! Somehow, during my transition to the new website and putting together Fierce Gourmet this post didn’t end up making it to the new blog. I thought it would be a great idea to do a re-blog of this […]

Roasted Garlic Black-eyed Peas

As I promised on January 1st, here’s the recipe for Roasted Garlic Black-eyed Peas. This is a perfect complement to any post workout meal. Pair this dish with turkey burgers, grilled steak, or baked salmon. Roasted Garlic Black-eyed Peas Ingredients: 1 bag of black-eyed peas (cooked) or 2 cans of Low Sodium Back-eyed Peas 1 […]

Wild Mushroom Couscous

Every once in a while I like to spoil myself with a nice big bowl of couscous and a perfectly grilled steak. In fact, in the recent few months I find that I crave couscous more often than I crave pasta or any other starchy goodness. If, however, for some reason you don’t like couscous […]


After a long and cold winter our homes are not the only the only places where we need to do some spring cleaning. Winter diets tend to concentrate of fattier, heavy food that are designed to inspire feeling of warmth and satiety. And as we shed our layers of clothing, air out the house, and […]