Category Archives: Side Dish

Red Quinoa Nori Rolls . . . Bites of Goodness!

Get out your bamboo mat and let’s start rolling up some Red Quinoa Nori Rolls!  I simply can not get enough of these bites of goodness!  I have been eating these red quinoa nori rolls for the past two nights and go figure, . . . tonight will be the third.  They make such a… Read More


Benefits of Turmeric . . . all wrapped up in a nori roll!

So, you all have heard the buzz around turmeric, right?  Yes, of course, you have.  You are up to date; in the know!  But wait . . . maybe you haven’t.  Do not worry . . . I repeat, Do Not Worry!  I am here to inform like any good girlfriend should and would.  … Read More


Something I am loving right now . . . Kelp Noodles!

Happy Monday Morning!  And another week begins . . . along with the “to do list!”  Oh, not again . . .  Grocery shopping, laundry, cleaning, dental appointments, doctor appointments, recess duty, school runs, after school classes . . . and making another week of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and MORE snacks for hungry, growing… Read More


Quick tip . . . Purple Coleslaw

Happy Monday!  Just wanted to leave you with a “quick tip” to start your week . . . Purple Coleslaw! Yes, coleslaw.  It is not just for a summertime barbecue or a picnic side salad.  Oh no, it is another secret ingredient I like to have on hand . . . a lot and for… Read More



Sunshine in a bowl . . . Golden Fennel Salad!

Holidays are all about decadence, right?  At least the food always seems to be extra rich, extra heavy, extra fattening . . . gross!  Well, I probably shouldn’t have said gross but I did.  Don’t judge me . . . even though, it’s true, I am judging holiday food.   So go ahead, judge me.  I can take… Read More


Celebrate Hanukkah . . . with Carrot Parsnip Latkes!

  Celebrate Hanukkah . . . with Carrot Parsnip Latkes! What is on the menu for Hanukkah at your house?  LATKES!!  Doesn’t everyone just love potato latkes?  Well, I do, for sure.  But this year, why not break tradition?  Instead of grating potatoes try grating carrots and parsnips.  You might just wonder why you have only… Read More


A Seasonal Side Dish . . . Citrus-Maple Roasted Beets & Apples with Maple Walnuts

  Now, that is a mouthful of a name and even a bigger and more delicious mouthful to taste!  Yes, I will have this seasonal side dish sitting on my holiday table, for sure!  It is a delicious explosion of seasonal ingredients . . . the flavors, the scent, the colors . . . all embracing… Read More


A Seasonal Side Dish . . . Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  Brussels sprouts are rich in many valuable nutrients. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K. They are a very good source of numerous nutrients including folate, vitamin A, manganese, dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin B6 and thiamin (vitamin B1) and a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, iron, phosphorus, protein, molybdenum,… Read More


Something I am loving right now . . . Purple Potatoes

  Yes, loving them . . . those Purple Potatoes!  And who wouldn’t?  The color, alone, makes me happy. OK, maybe it’s my inner little girl who is talking, but seriously, they are irresistible!  My local health food store had them for sale and I just had to have some.  So glad I bought them… Read More