Side Dish

Coconut Milk Garden Chive Quinoa – 4-ingredient

Coconut Milk Garden Chive Quinoa – 4-ingredient

Add coconut milk, quinoa and lime juice to a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to simmer for 12 – 15 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from the heat stir and let stand until cool. Stir in […]

Hawaii-Style Potato Salad

Hawaii-Style Potato Salad

Looking for a way to up the vegetable count in your potato salad? Look no further. This creamy, vegetable-filled Hawaii-style potato salad has crunch, flavor and color. I call it Hawaii-style because it’s the closest to what we make for potlucks when we’re there.  My […]

Creamy Avocado-Lime Guac Dressing

Creamy Avocado-Lime Guac Dressing

I love drizzles on food! They promise little pops of flavor, not to mention color, and this creamy avocado-lime guac dressing does not disappoint. It gives tacos and nachos a restaurant-made look and taste. And no dairy in this one!  This avocado-lime guac dressing contains […]

Roasted Beets and Rutabagas

Roasted Beets and Rutabagas

These Roasted Beets and Rutabagas are colorful, full of flavor and easy to prepare. Both caramelize in roasting, and the beets take on that slightly smoky tartness unique to them. The rutabagas lose much of their strong, rooty flavor and become sweet and savory. Great […]

Tangy Ginger-Almond Asian Slaw

Tangy Ginger-Almond Asian Slaw

This Tangy Ginger-Almond Asian Slaw is so easy — the dressing takes only 5 minutes to prep and whizz up in a food processor. It’s a perfect blend of tart, sweet, salty and savory. Sriracha sauce gives a kick of heat, and sesame oil and […]

Easy Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Easy Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

These easy caramelized Brussels sprouts develop a savory umami flavor and aroma that make you want to pop them in your mouth. You’d hardly recognize these sweet babies as coming from a cabbage relative! The dish is the delectable result of three simple steps and […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha-Lime Mayo

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha-Lime Mayo

These roasted sweet potato fries with Sriracha-lime mayo are an easy, flavorful, versatile side dish. It’s also great for potlucks! The spiciness of the Sriracha and the hint of lime complement the sweetness of the potatoes.  At potlucks, people are happy that I’ve brought something […]

Raisin Chutney

Raisin Chutney

This raisin chutney gives a burst of flavor from one main ingredient (the raisins) and just four spices, plus salt and vinegar. It’s a simple recipe that takes only 5 minutes to prepare, an hour to soak and an hour to simmer. It is just […]

Lemon-Roasted Broccoli and White Sweet Potatoes

Lemon-Roasted Broccoli and White Sweet Potatoes

Lemon-Roasted Broccoli and White Sweet Potatoes make a simple side dish that is ready in less than 30 minutes. You just clean the vegetables, cut them to size, oil, season and bake. Seasonings are easy and you can change them up with your favorite flavorings.  […]

Nut-Pesto Green Rice

Nut-Pesto Green Rice

When you think of pesto, you probably think of basil and pine nuts. This quick, easy Nut Pesto Green Rice uses an elegant blend of parsley, garlic, lemon, walnuts, olive oil and almonds. Once you have blended the ingredients in your food processor, you simply […]