Category Archives: Side Dish

Creamed Spinach with Leeks

I had a few ingredients in my fridge that I don’t usually buy (leeks, Brie, fresh spinach, white wine) and decided to make a combination of braised leeks and creamed spinach. It turned out much better than I expected. I … Continue reading

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Low Carb Parmesan Puffs

I found this great looking recipe for keto cheese puffs I wanted to try for Thanksgiving, but I didn’t have cheddar cheese on hand. I was also skeptical about piping a delicate meringue without deflating it. Spooning it out with a tablespoon sized … Continue reading

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Chicken Based Noodles

I earned my crafty cook stripes today with this crazy idea for chicken based “noodles.” I got the idea from an old episode of Chopped and a chef who made fish based “noodles” with egg whites. It worked better than … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts Carbonara

Carbonara is one of my favorite pasta sauces. What’s not to like about bacon, eggs, and Parmesan cheese? After making a buckwheat pasta, cabbage, and Parmesan cheese dish last year that was surprisingly tasty, I decided to try carbonara on … Continue reading

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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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