Category Archive: Sides

Shaved Carrot Salad

My wonderful friend Casey invited me to dinner at her parents’, and her dad showed me this great salad that is simple, different, and delicious. All you do is: – Finely shave a… Continue reading

Indian Chickpea Salad

Not totally sure what makes this salad “Indian” – aside from the fact that that’s what Whole Foods calls it – but it is delicious! And a great use for the chickpeas that… Continue reading

Sand Art Spice Rub

Pretty! Until you shake it up – then it’s just sort of an orange-brown color. But a delicious addition to probably any grilled or baked protein! We used it on pork short ribs… Continue reading

Coconut Creamed Spinach

As part 2 of our 4-course meal, we decided to make creamed spinach. Although neither of us are opposed to dairy, we decided to try Paleo Comfort Food’s version with coconut milk instead… Continue reading

Summer Squash Casserole

This was part of an exquisite 4-course meal my sister-by-choice and I made together this past weekend, all from this awesome cookbook that I should probably get, Paleo Comfort Foods. This one was… Continue reading

Cheesy Zucchini Polenta Bites

I love google. I know everyone does, even if they don’t want to, but seriously. Last night I was so tired and I had just picked up some polenta and a zucchini and… Continue reading

Shaved Fennel Citrus Salad with Black Cherry Dressing

I got another new toy – a mandolin – which I realized I actually needed if I wanted to make things like the mini cucumber cheesecakes. Too late for those, for the moment,… Continue reading

Zucchini Curly Fries with Avocado Aioli

I have definitely let more than one zucchini die in my fridge while waiting for an inspiration to use it, but not so with this one! Ever since I accidentally used the curly-fry… Continue reading

Mushroom Medley with Wild Rice, Parsley, and Apricots

I love wild rice – maybe it’s the whole growing up in Minnesota thing – and I’ve had some siting in my cupboard for a long time now that I finally remembered. Also,… Continue reading

Blueberry Coconut Water Popsicles

I bought this cute little popsicle maker last summer because the one I already had made such big popsicles that, especially when I would make ones with avocado or other unusual ingredients, tended… Continue reading