side dish

Curried Couscous with Broccoli

Ingredients: 1¾ cups water 1 cup couscous 1½ cups small broccoli florets ½ cup finely chopped red onion 1/3 cup shredded carrot ¼ cup raisins ¼ cup toasted cashews, chopped 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1½ tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon sweetener 1½ teaspoons curry powder 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 1 15-ounce can chickpeas [...]

By | 2013-10-01T15:30:03+00:00 October 1st, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Curried Couscous with Broccoli

Chard with Buttermilk and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Ingredients: For the Dressing: 5 sun-dried tomato halves (not packed in oil) ½ cup hot water ½ cup buttermilk 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar sea salt and freshly ground black pepper For the Salad: 1 bunch chard, stems removed, and cut into very thin slices and leaves torn into big pieces [...]

By | 2013-09-10T14:00:18+00:00 September 10th, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Chard with Buttermilk and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Saffron Cauliflower

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 onion, chopped 1 cauliflower, broken into medium florets sea salt a big pinch of saffron threads (you can find inexpensive saffron in packages at Trader Joe’s, or in bulk at Staff of Life in Santa Cruz, or in the spice section of the grocery store) 1½ cups chicken stock [...]

By | 2013-09-10T13:59:33+00:00 September 10th, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Saffron Cauliflower

Braised Leeks with Tomato and Coriander

Ingredients: 6 medium leeks, roots removed and dark green ends trimmed 2 cups diced tomatoes 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1/3 cup fresh orange juice 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon ground coriander ¼ teaspoon sea salt 6 Kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro Directions: 1. Halve [...]

By | 2013-09-03T13:17:18+00:00 September 3rd, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Braised Leeks with Tomato and Coriander

Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons flour of choice ½ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon thyme ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1½ cups milk or milk substitute 1 cup finely diced sweet pepper ¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese ¼ cup Parmesan cheese 2 scallions, minced 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets Directions: 1. [...]

By | 2013-09-03T13:17:00+00:00 September 3rd, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce

Ponzu Pickled Cucumbers

Ingredients: Several cucumbers, sliced thinly ½ cup rice vinegar ¼ cup Ponzu Citrus Seasoning (you can find this in most stores in the Asian section) 2 teaspoons each: sweetener, sesame oil, and Sriracha hot sauce 8 thin slices of fresh ginger Directions: Place the cucumbers in a large bowl and add the rice vinegar, ponzu [...]

By | 2017-06-15T12:52:21+00:00 September 3rd, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Ponzu Pickled Cucumbers

Sicilian Style Broccoli

Ingredients: ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes ½ cup boiling water 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 bunch broccoli, stems peeled and thinly sliced, tops cut into small florets 1/3 cup raisins ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes ½ teaspoon sea salt Directions: 1. In a small heatproof bowl, combine [...]

By | 2013-09-03T13:16:29+00:00 September 3rd, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Sicilian Style Broccoli

Green Beans with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

While this green bean dish is delicious hot, it is equally good at room temperature or chilled. Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds green beans, halved crosswise on the diagonal 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, slivered 1+ cup Sungold cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil [...]

By | 2013-07-23T15:48:06+00:00 July 23rd, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Green Beans with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

Summer Squash Saute

Sauteed in its own juices along with the garlic and shallots and spices, summer squash picks up a lot of flavor. A small amount of butter is added at the end to enhance the buttery texture of the squash. Ingredients: 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 shallots, minced 1/2 cup water 2 pounds summer squash, shredded [...]

By | 2013-07-23T15:48:41+00:00 July 23rd, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Summer Squash Saute

Teriyaki Green Beans

Ingredients: 1 pound green beans, stem ends removed 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce (recipe below, or you can use a bottled sauce if you wish) Directions: 1. In a skillet, saute beans in water, adding water along the way, until beans are the desired texture, crisp-tender. Allow the water to evaporate, then continue to cook beans [...]

By | 2013-07-16T13:00:03+00:00 July 16th, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Teriyaki Green Beans