Side Dish

Instant Pot Swiss Chard Saag

Instant Pot Swiss Chard Saag

  Instant Pot Swiss Chard Saag is a savory, quick and easy green side dish. Delicious with any curry or korma, and a great color contrast!  It only takes a few minutes to prep the vegetables and sauté them before letting the Instant Pot do […]

“Cheesy” Green Chile Black Bean Dip – Vegan

“Cheesy” Green Chile Black Bean Dip – Vegan

  This vegan “cheesy” green chile black bean dip only needs a few savory additions to make a simple black bean dip the star of a party. Its cheesiness comes from nutritional yeast. Then some tartness from lime juice and salsa or white wine vinegar […]

Cranberry Sauce with Apples 

Cranberry Sauce with Apples 

  This is the easiest recipe for cranberry sauce ever, with only two ingredients – three if you make the version with apples. Both are delicious!   Our side dishes for Thanksgiving and other holiday dinners tend to be mostly traditional, and less sweet than […]

Easy Apple Chutney

Easy Apple Chutney

  Serve chutney with any Indian curry for a mild sweetness to balance the savory spices. This recipe for Easy Apple Chutney is so simple, yet so flavorful! I usually just simmer up a batch while I’m working on the curry.    See this curry […]

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Capers and Feta – GF and Vegan

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Capers and Feta – GF and Vegan

For this heirloom tomato salad with capers and feta, start with flavorful tomatoes bursting with ripeness. Then, enhance them by a dressing with tart balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs and capers. Garnish with feta cheese for a beautiful and flavorful side with almost no prep.  This […]

Roasted Heirloom Tomato Tart with Chickpea-Walnut Filling – GF and vegan

Roasted Heirloom Tomato Tart with Chickpea-Walnut Filling – GF and vegan

This roasted heirloom tomato tart with chickpea-walnut filling is a hearty and savory light main dish or side — or even breakfast. It shows off the beautiful colors and shapes of heirloom tomatoes on a tangy filling and buttery crust.  You’ve seen those heirloom tomatoes, […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Hash Bowl

Roasted Butternut Squash Hash Bowl

  A savory Mexican-seasoned butternut squash breakfast hash bowl made with roasted butternut squash, heirloom tomato salsa, avocado, and an optional egg. Roast seasoned butternut squash cubes until they become seasoned fries, then top and enjoy.      Make the salsa while the squash cubes […]

How to Make Apple Butter (Vegan, Paleo)

How to Make Apple Butter (Vegan, Paleo)

I love making this slightly sweet, slightly tart, spiced apple butter with seasonal Jonathan apples. It’s so easy in the Instant Pot, whether slow- or pressure-cooked. Here I share how to make apple butter! Every year I look forward to late September or early October […]

Roasted Kabocha with Black Sesame 

Roasted Kabocha with Black Sesame 

  This simple recipe for roasted kabocha with black sesame makes kabocha squash into a fragrant and scrumptious treat. With just four ingredients, this recipe couldn’t be faster to put together.   Tip: Pronounce the word kabocha with the accent on the last syllable (ka-bo-CHA) […]

Almond-Flour Biscuits – 5-Ingredient

Almond-Flour Biscuits – 5-Ingredient

  Can gluten-free almond-flour biscuits be light and flavorful? Yes, and not only that, but they’re easy enough to mix together in just a few minutes. They go with sweet and savory dishes alike. The glycemic index is relatively low compared with a baking-mix biscuit, […]