Category Archives: Side Dish

Green Apple and Fennel Slaw

One of the first plants ready to harvest in my mom’s garden is Florence fennel bulbs. The mild licorice scent and flavor always reminds me of early summer and it’s one of my favorite summer vegetables, especially when paired with … Continue reading

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Beet and Parsnip Latkes

Latkes are one of my favorite fall/winter foods. They’re very versatile and the traditional potato and onion can be exchanged for pretty much any firm vegetable. I like sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, and purple potatoes in any combination, with or … Continue reading

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Marinated Artichoke Heart Salad

I’ve made this twice recently, serving it with lamb shoulder blade steak. I love the Greek inspired flavors and using the oven dried cherry tomatoes from my garden. I used the olive oil I preserved the cherry tomatoes in and … Continue reading

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Mexican Cauliflower “Rice”

I had take out Mexican food the other night for dinner (pork in red sauce) and since I couldn’t eat the side of rice that came with it, I made my own version with grated cauliflower.  I didn’t have fresh … Continue reading

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Grain Free Croutons

My mom requested “White bread” croutons as well as cornbread croutons for her stuffing so I threw this recipe together this afternoon. It turned out better than I expected. 1 1/2 cups almond flour 3/4 cup water 1/2 cup garbanzo-fava … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Cornbread Croutons

Stuffing in my favorite Thanksgiving side dish. This year I offered to make croutons for my mom so I could eat it. I read through half a dozen recipes online and came across someone’s ingenious idea: spreading the dough out … Continue reading

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Quinoa Zucchini Pancakes

I made these for breakfast last week and liked them so much I also made them for dinner. I used previously frozen and then thawed zucchini or summer squash but fresh would work as well. The pancakes are dense and … Continue reading

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