Archive For The “Side Dish” Category

Whole Wheat Pasta with Summer Squash, Basil and Lemon Scented Ricotta

By admin | June 19, 2011

5 summer squash, cubed 1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 15 oz ricotta cheese 1 bunch basil leaves, torn juice and zest of 2 lemons salt and pepper 1 lb whole wheat penne pasta, cooked according to package directions. In a large pot heat oil over medium high heat.  Saute onion for about three [...]

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Coconut Curry Black Beans with Tomatoes

By admin | June 19, 2011

1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1″ piece ginger, peeled and grated 2 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1 14 oz can low-sodium diced tomatoes 1 14 oz can coconut milk 2 Tbsp (or less to taste) of yellow curry powder juice and zest from 1 lime 1 bunch fresh cilantro [...]

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Eggplant, Shiitakes and Peppers

By admin | June 10, 2011

Simple, easy and delicious.  Use Japanese eggplants, the light purple elongated ones if you can find them.  Organic, garden fresh eggplant work well too.  For some reason conventionally grown eggplant makes my mouth itch and is more bitter.  Go figure. 2 japanese eggplant, diced 6-12 shiitake mushrooms, depends on the size 3-4 baby sweet peppers [...]

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Grapefruit & Spinach Salad with Jicama and Fennel

By admin | February 20, 2011

Sometimes a dish defies logic and the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts.  This salad is one such example.  While it may take a few minutes to cut up a jicama and slice the fennel, it’s worth it to get the crunch and flavor of these two underutilized vegetables.  Use a mandoline [...]

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Healthy Holiday Cooking Recap

By admin | November 13, 2010

Simple, satisfying, colorful, flavorful, festive and delicious! These healthy holiday recipes will become new family traditions and bring more whole veggies and fruit to your holiday table!

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