Archive for the ‘Sides’ Category

Cauliflower Everything “Rolls”

April 22nd, 2016

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I love cauliflower. It is healthy, delicious and so versatile.  You can eat it raw, roast it, turn it into “rice”, pizza crust and even “rolls”! I have to admit these do not really taste like bread rolls, but they are delicious, filling and full of great flavor. To make them simply mix together raw,
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Roasted Chickpeas and Cauliflower

August 20th, 2015

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This simple dish will having you licking your plate clean. Such a delicious combination of flavors…from the sweet roasted cauliflower to the acidic vinegar to the spicy mustard. AMAZING! Roasted Chickpeas and Cauliflower 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets 15 oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 Tablespoon plus one teaspoon olive oil
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Watermelon, Feta and Quinoa Salad

July 4th, 2015

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Summer is a time for swimming in the pool, relaxing outside with friends and hosting barbecues. It’s also a great time to add delicious fresh fruit and herbs into your salads. This quinoa salads is one of my favorites. It’s light, refreshing and so simple to throw together. Today I used watermelon and cilantro, but
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Spiralized Roasted Beet Salad

April 16th, 2015

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This simple salad looks and tastes SO good you’ll want to make it everyday! The combination of earthy beets, toasted walnuts, sweet honey and creamy toast cheese is incredible.  I think I’m in love!!   Spiralized Roasted Beet Salad 1/2 small shallot, minced 4-6 medium golden beets 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar 2
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Lemon Basil Quinoa Salad

January 8th, 2015

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I love to cook, but sometimes I get stuck in a rut making the same recipes over and over again. That is why my New Years Resolution it to try a new recipe each week and to share it with all of you! I’m starting the New Year off with a Lemon Basil Quinoa Salad.
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Whole Wheat Goldfish Crackers

September 15th, 2014

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When it comes to snacking I’m always looking for healthy options that my kids will enjoy.  They love fruits and vegetables, but sometimes want something else…like pretzels or chips or goldfish.  But when you mom is a registered dietitian you rarely have these snacks in the house…until now.  I just made my first batch of
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Squash “Noodles”

April 2nd, 2014

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As you may have figured out, I’m OBSESSED with my spiral vegetable cutter (The Paderno Spiral Vegetable Cutter) It is truly amazing.  Tonight I made “noodles’ out of squash.  Just place the squash between the base and the blade and spin.  It’s such a simple tool…even a three-year old can use it (with supervision, of
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Spiralized Sweet Potato

March 21st, 2014

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I just brought home a new kitchen toy and cannot wait to create some new dishes with it….a Paderno Spiral Vegetable Cutter!  It’s amazing how changing the shape of a fruit or vegetable can turn it into a much more exciting dish.  My first creation…spiralized sweet potatoes.  I used the smallest bladed on my spiral
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Marinated Roasted Red Peppers

September 17th, 2013

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Red peppers are packed with a vitamins and nutrients.  They contain twice the vitamin C of green peppers, they are an excellent source of a variety of phytochemicals and they provide a good amount of fiber.  This simple recipe creates a beautiful side dish, a delicious addition to any sandwich or a tasty pizza topping.
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Labneh

September 11th, 2013

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Labneh is a soft cheese made from yogurt that is commonly eaten in the Middle East.  You can probably find it in a Middle Eastern food market, but it’s SO simple to make (and your dinner guests will be so impressed that you made your own cheese!) that I think you should give it a
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