Side Dish

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 are roasting, and […]

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 to learn what […]

Almond-Flour Biscuits – 5-Ingredient

Almond-Flour Biscuits – 5-Ingredient

Can a gluten-free almond-flour biscuit 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, […]

Stone Fruit Salad with Citrus Dressing

Stone Fruit Salad with Citrus Dressing

This wonderful, naturally sweet stone fruit salad is made from the bounty of late summer. Dashes of orange and lime juice combine in a simple citrus dressing. The dressing brings out the sweet flavor of the stone fruit while adding a tart zip that wakes […]

Massaman Curry-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Massaman Curry-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Thai massaman curry-stuffed sweet potatoes feature cauliflower, onions and bell peppers, stewed in a thick aromatic coconut milk sauce. This comforting, flavorful dish is perfect for those evenings you want a hearty, easy dinner or side. Make on the weekend and eat the leftovers during […]

Beet-Feta Salad with Garlicky Crispy Walnuts

Beet-Feta Salad with Garlicky Crispy Walnuts

This savory, easy beet feta salad with garlicky crispy walnuts takes no more than ten minutes to put together using using beets cooked in the Instant Pot (or even faster, the packaged cooked beets you can buy). To me, it’s the perfect and colorful combo […]

Mediterranean Quinoa Vegetable Salad 

Mediterranean Quinoa Vegetable Salad 

This Mediterranean Quinoa Vegetable Salad is a delicious celebration of vegetables with tangy flavors of lemon and garlic. An easy potluck dish, it appeals to everyone, regardless of diet, because it is beautiful, flavorful, gluten-free and vegan. I like to garnish with lots of fresh […]