In fashion, just the right accessories can make an ordinary outfit special. The same can be said for meal planning. A side dish and a tasty bread can make a ho-hum meal memorable.

This Mango Pineapple Salsa and the Orange Bran Muffins can start your day as a delicious, healthy breakfast. They both can be made ahead. They become sides for lunch or dinner. The salsa spices up and adds texture, color, and especially flavor, to fish, chicken or pork. I like it with blackened salmon, but it goes well with simple grilled meats.

The muffin batter can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week and used as needed for one or a dozen muffins. Add some orange butter or cream cheese and you have a lovely snack with a cup of tea.

Enjoy these two versatile recipes any time of day!

Tell Me: What are some of your favorite side dish recipes?