Category Archives: Side dishes

Simple Steamed Broccoli

I made this all the time. It is so quick, yummy, and healthy. This and the Sautéed Garlicky Kale are by far the most common veggie dishes served at my house, followed closely by my Cabbage Slaw. Broccoli crown Olive oil Sea salt Set up steamer basket over water and turn on stove to medium. […]

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Sauteed Garlicky Kale

I love using lacinato kale – the dark green dinosaur kale. Kale is my favorite vegetable, and this is my most used recipe of all times. Kale, one bunch, washed, pulled off the stem,  chopped – let sit 5 minutes or so. 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 T olive oil 1/2 t sea salt Heat […]

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Rutabaga & Sweet Potato Gratin

This is a great alternative to dairy-laden gratins. I use stock instead of the usual cream for the liquid. I like to use a little aged cheese, such as Gruyere or Parmesan, but this recipe is also great without. It was a huge hit with my family! 2 cups onions, sliced 2 sweet potatoes, peeled, […]

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Crispy Kale Chips

This is my son’s favorite way to eat kale. I made this the other day along with Roasted Chicken Legs and Sweet Potatoes Sticks and it made for a very efficient meal! Kale, any kind, a half a bunch. Sea salt Olive oil Chop kale. Let it sit for 5 or more minutes. After the […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato Sticks

1-2 large sweet potatoes olive oil sea salt Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut the sweet potatoes to make long sticks about ¾ inch wide. Place on baking sheet and drizzle lightly with oil. Sprinkle the sticks with sea salt and toss gently. Bake on 425 for 45 minutes, turning once about 25 minutes in. […]

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Cabbage Slaw

Healthy and delicious – my favorite combination. So many people have asked me for this slaw recipe. In this slaw, the key is to steam the cabbage and carrots a little bit, which doesn’t change the texture or flavor much compared with a raw cabbage salad, but increases the health benefits. Eating raw cruciferous vegetables, […]

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Latkes, Not Like Bubbe Used to Make

Serves 4-6 These are a favorite around my house and neighborhood. I hope you like them, too! 4 large or 6 medium potatoes 1 large sweet potato 1 medium beet 1 large onion, thinly sliced 4-6 eggs ½ – ¾ cup all purpose flour (buckwheat if gluten-free) 2 t sea salt light vegetable oil (sunflower […]

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Cornbread

I have not had the best luck with cornbread recipes in the past. I decided to try one last night and I modified it to make it gluten-free and dairy-free. It turned out to be super delicious and very easy. We were so happy with this one that there is hardly any left, less than […]

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Quinoa Salad with Corn and Black Beans

1 cup of quinoa cooked in 2 cups of water. Bring to low boil then turn down to low for 20 minutes. 2 ears corn, cooked and cut off the cob 1 or 2 carrots, diced 1 bunch scallions, sliced 1 cup cilantro or parsley, chopped 1-2 cups black beans, rinsed 1-2 limes, juiced 1/3 […]

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Spicy Lemongrass Beef Salad

Make the first part of this salad the night before – when it marinates overnight the beef will absorb the flavors and ‘cook’ in the lime juice. Marinate: ½ pound grilled rare grass-fed beef, preferably fillet mignon, thinly sliced 1 stalk lemongrass, minced (use white part only) * 2 shallots, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, […]

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