Category Archive: Sides

Aduki Beans and Arugula with Sweet Potatoes and Beets

The good thing about cooking healthy food is that if it doesn’t turn out, well, at least it’s good for you!! Maybe I made inappropriate changes, or maybe it wouldn’t have been great… Continue reading

Sesame Kale

I had so much kale in my fridge – like probably 10 cups – just begging me to find a use for it before it went bad. And what did I find, but… Continue reading

Mushroom Pâté

If you’re looking for a simple and delicious appetizer or snack, you should really try out this mushroom pâté that I got from Sassy Radish: Mushrooms Onions Olive oil, and Salt. Sauté the… Continue reading

Homemade Tortilla Chips with Avocado Dip

The Chips I used to make homemade chips all the time with my old roommate back in Portland. It’s perfect because you can just make the amount you want, and they’re way better… Continue reading

Parsnip and Carrot Fries

Ok, it’s official – parsnip fries are delicious! I renounce the need for potatoes in my cooking hence forth!! (see My Favorite Substitutions) This recipe came from Weekly Greens. All it is is:… Continue reading

Mixed Rice with Black Beans and Broccoli

This was one of those “I have broccoli and black beans – what can I do with them?” I found a recipe from Finding Joy in my Kitchen that gave me the blueprint… Continue reading

Green Beans with Pine Nuts and Grapefruit Zest

This came about because I’d bought green beans, and I had parsley and pine nuts in my fridge from yesterday’s eggplant dip. I searched on epicurious for a recipe that would work and… Continue reading

Roasted Eggplant Dip with Sun Dried Tomatoes

I feel a little bad about this one because I didn’t tell anyone I was making it, and I ate it ALL before anyone could even get a taste. It may have been… Continue reading

Tri-color Bites

These bites were inspired by yesterday’s sandwich fiasco – because red pepper, hummus, sautéed kale, and avocado do go well together! I took little bits of each, stuck them to Mary’s Gone Crackers… Continue reading

Coconut Lentil Soup

This creamy, slightly sweet, and endlessly comforting soup is originally from Marisa’s Healthy Kitchen‘s post, and it is highly recommended! My changes: I used coconut oil instead of canola for sautéing the onions… Continue reading