Category Archives: Side dishes

Israeli Couscous

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This is another recipe that I served with the Grilled Lamb Chops that I suggested for an Easter menu. It is a nice side dish that goes well with meats like lamb or Moroccan Chicken, but could also be served with a roasted chicken or on its own. Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Oven Fries

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Happy New Year!

Now that we have survived the holiday madness and settled back into life, it is time to get back to blogging. I wanted to share with you one of my go-to side dishes. I enjoy these year long, whether I am on the Whole30 challenge or not. Continue reading

Curried Rice Salad

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A client was having guests over for dinner, and one of them followed a gluten-free diet. When my client asked if I had a good rice salad recipe, I quickly said yes, thinking I could easily change my Curried Cous Cous Salad recipe to be made with rice.

I served the rice version of this dish with grilled salmon, a mango salsa, and a big green salad, and my clients—and their gluten-free friend—both said it was delicious.

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Cornbread (for Elsa)

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My friend Elsa has been pestering me to post a cornbread recipe that I have made for her several times. It was my husband’s birthday last month, and we were having a dozen or so people over and serving Mexican Braised Beef, so I thought cornbread would be perfect to serve with it. I had some added incentive as my husband also enjoys cornbread. Continue reading

Garden Fresh Vegetables

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Summer is waning, but you can still find many wonderful fresh vegetables at your local farmers’ markets or produce stands. Earlier this month, when friends were coming over for dinner, I knew we would have grilled pork tenderloin medallions. The question was what to serve with them.

That day, my CSA delivery from Full Circle had arrived. In the box were green beans, corn, and leeks. I decided to roast them all together and see how it tasted. It turned out to be delicious. Continue reading

Beat the Heat

Cucumber buttermilk soupSummer is fading in Seattle, but the forecast still calls for some sunny days. A great way to cool off on days when the temperature rises above 80 degrees is with a fresh, chilled soup. Continue reading

Sweet Potato Grits

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Here’s another gluten-free side dish recipe that I found in Bon Appétit. Continue reading