She'll be here next week (it's a long-distance relationship) and I am stuck on side dishes for two of the dinners. For one of the dinners, the main dish is breaded tofu (white wave Italian garlic & herb baked tofu, breaded and fried) and for the other dinner the main dish is a risotto w/ green onions and shiitake mushrooms. For both of them I want to serve some kind of vegetable on the side, but I'm not sure what would "go" with them. And I want to do more than just steam up some broccoli -- I want some way to make it exciting. Help please? Also during the week, I'm making a potato-based soup, so I'd rather that the side dishes not be potatoes.
Thanks for you help!