Spicy Orange Broccoli

Tangy, spicy-sweet orange sauce kicks steamed broccoli up to a whole new level of side dish…. Keep Reading »

Crunchy Roasted New Potatoes

Parboiling, then smashing these tender baby potatoes in olive oil and herbs allows the potato to soak up the oil. When roasted they become crispy around the edges and smooth, soft potato inside that your teeth will glide through. The winning combination of garlic and… Keep Reading »

Moroccan Roast Carrots

Springtime is synonymous with pretty little baby vegetables. Let’s break out of the usual steamed veggies routine, and spice things up a bit with this Moroccan-inspired rendition of roasted baby carrots…. Keep Reading »

Garlic Roasted Potato Salad

This is my personal favorite potato salad, and a client classic. Since you are making real mayonnaise, please be careful to keep it refrigerated. You can make it a day or two in advance, but do not keep it longer than a few days…. Keep Reading »

Jicama Salad

A crunchy and fresh salad that’s as festive in your mouth as it looks on the plate!… Keep Reading »

Grilled Asparagus with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce & Feta

This dish could be a light lunch all on it’s own, or delicious side dish for any special occasion- it looks especially beautiful on the buffet table for a summertime grill party by the pool . The smokiness of the grilled asparagus pairs perfectly with… Keep Reading »

Broccoli with Peppers & Toasted Pine Nuts

Liven up broccoli with sweet roasted red bell peppers, and toasted pine nuts for colorful side dish that will stand out…. Keep Reading »

Chive Carrots

This has been a client favorite recipe for years that I found in an old issue of Cooking Light Magazine. The same preparation works with just about any vegetable you choose, just vary the steaming time accordingly…. Keep Reading »

Baby Bok Choy Saute

Supermarket chains are starting to carry more and more vegetables we may not be familiar with, so it’s fun to learn how to prepare them and add new things to our repertoire. Especially when they are really healthy for us and very easy to prepare… Keep Reading »

Pesto Vegetables

The fresh basil in pesto sauce helps brightens and makes vegetables more palpable, in addition to offering a little variety, dimension, and sophistication to plain old steamed vegetables. It also makes dinner easy, since you can make a huge batch up in advance for the… Keep Reading »

Zucchini & Andouille Saute

Hot and spicy Cajun sausage gives tender caramelized zucchini a richer flavor with a hint of smoke and a little kick of heat. A taste of my college days back in New Orleans!… Keep Reading »

Braised Celery

Onion and smokey bacon help build an aromatic basis, while slowly braising the celery in chicken broth both tenderizes and brings out a sweet element to it’s naturally fresh flavor…. Keep Reading »

Artichoke Dip

I have no idea what the origin of this recipe is, because our family has been serving it as far back as I can remember, but it is always a hit. It’s also a very simple recipe to throw together quickly when unexpected guests drop… Keep Reading »