Grilled Lime Corn & Queso Fresco

This recipe adds the extra zing of Mexican flavors and the smokiness of the grill to kick corn up to a whole new level. These tangy corn on the cobs make a great side dish, or a yummy snack, plus any leftover corn can be… Keep Reading »

Sizzling Baby Bok Choy

It’s so easy to slip into using the same old side dishes time after time, so I’m always looking to experiment with all the less common vegetables that are starting to show up on produce shelves, and new ways to prepare them. Soy, sesame, peanuts,… Keep Reading »

Oven Fries

Oven fries give you all the crunch, without all the fat of the deep fried version, making them a much healthier option. Of course you can stick to the more classic salt and pepper seasoning, but I like to spice it up a bit!… Keep Reading »

Grilled Marinated Artichokes

Grilling lemon marinated artichokes, with just a hint of spiciness from the red pepper flakes (optional), adds a smokey dimension to the mild flavor of the vegetable – elevating it to appetizer worthy! Just serve with any dressing of your choice on the side…. Keep Reading »

Cashew and Asparagus Pilaf

Turn ordinary rice into a colorful, delectable side dish. Whole wheat spaghetti adds a surprising texture and bit of color to the rice along with the cashews, red pepper, and asparagus…. Keep Reading »

Sesame Carrots & Snow Peas

This Asian version of fresh (and not over cooked) steamed carrots and tender snow peas makes this side dish a winner with clients and members alike. Steaming until just crisp-tender preserves both color and nutrients while the honey adds just the right amount of sweetness… Keep Reading »

Mashed Celeriac & Potato

Celeriac lends a fabulous boost of freshness to creamy mashed potatoes (or cauliflower mash if you’re counting carbs). You can of course cut the calories and saturated fats considerably by using less butter, and skim milk in place of the creme fraiche or heavy cream…. Keep Reading »

Tricolor Bean Salad

This salad is easy to adapt to your household’s liking. Add or omit what you want, and adjust the seasoning and heat to your liking…. Keep Reading »

Pistachio-Raisin Couscous

Sweet and savory, soft and crunchy, this Moroccan side dish has it all going on, making every taste bud pop with every bite. If you are on a gluten-free diet, the ingredients work equally well with quinoa. Just add chickpeas to round it out into… Keep Reading »

Orange Scented Candied Sweet Potatoes

It is just not the holidays without these yummy candied yams oozing in melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. They just go hand in hand with roast turkey in my household. For extra decadence, sprinkle marshmallows over the top and brown under the broiler for… Keep Reading »

Curried Vegetable Couscous

This recipe is as adaptable as your imagination can be. Play around with different spice and herb combinations, and/or vegetables of your choice…. Keep Reading »

Garlicky Roasted Broccoli

Crushed garlic adds another dimension of flavor to roasted, yummy caramelized broccoli. If you like a little heat, add in 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes too.
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Cheddar-Jalapeno Corn Muffins

These spicy corn muffins oozing with delicious cheddar cheese and jalapeño peppers compliment any grilled or barbecued dish…. Keep Reading »