Double-Stuffed Sweet Potato

This colorful and flavor-packed, high-fiber side dish takes the classic twice baked potato and updates it to today’s healthier standards…. Keep Reading »

Tamari Green Beans

Very quick and easy side dish that adds tons of flavor with ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes and Tamari soy sauce…. Keep Reading »

Sweet & Sour Green Beans

Don’t fall into the same old, same old rut with your side dishes. The Asian slant on these freshly steamed green beans add both depth and character to keep your entire meal full of lively flavor…. Keep Reading »

Julie Anne’s Preserved Lemons

Preserved (pickled) lemons are an indispensable ingredient in Moroccan cooking, and a great way to stretch those delicious Meyer lemons (usually ripe for the picking in January and February) throughout the whole year…. Keep Reading »

Coconut-Lime Rice

Tangy lime zest compliments toasted flaked coconut in fragrant Jasmine rice cooked in coconut milk for added flavor…. Keep Reading »

Tangerine Asparagus

Savor the first blush of spring! Tangerine zest and juice adds color and brightens the mild asparagus…. Keep Reading »

Garlic Sautéed Broccolini

Broccolini has smaller florets and longer stems than broccoli, and tastes like a cross between broccoli and asparagus. It is actually a highbred between broccoli as we know it, and Chinese broccoli…. Keep Reading »

Potato & Sunchoke Anna

Sunchokes, also known as Jerusalem artichokes for their artichoke like flavor (sunchokes are actually the root a sunflower grown in North America) add flavor dimension to this earthy dish, while complimenting the texture of the potatoes. Crisp around the edges, but still soft enough in… Keep Reading »

Cardamom & Fennel Scented Carrots

This is my adaptation of a recipe another personal chef shared with me years ago, and it has been a client (and personal) favorite ever since. It is also delicious with green vegetables too…. Keep Reading »

Asparagus & Eggplant Filo Roll

The light flaky exterior is perfectly balanced with the creamy savory filling to make this exquisite dish a vegetarian main course, fabulous side dish, or an elegant first course. It is also extremely versatile, so feel free switch it up by trying different vegetable and/or… Keep Reading »

Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts & Pancetta Hash

I may be biased, but I think this is one of the yummiest side dish recipes I’ve ever written. So much so, I have been known to eat an entire batch on my own as my meal. YUM!
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Asian-Style Green Beans

Waking up your usual boring old green beans can be easier and faster than you think…. Keep Reading »

Curry Roasted Cauliflower

The natural sweetness that comes from roasting cauliflower until it caramelizes gets an exotic boost from the curry powder, a little kick of pizzazz from the chili flakes, and the perfect balance of textures from the crunchy toasted almonds. Since I was serving it with… Keep Reading »