Category Archives : Side Dish


Citrus Barley

Sweet Citrus Barley with Pistachios 5

Living in Florida is such a blessing.  Not only was I able to take my cream colored Labrador, Tally for a walk yesterday without a jacket on (a fact I can really appreciate from growing up in Massachusetts), but the citrus trees are all heavy with fruit – including my Meyer lemon tree. When you […]


Simple Lemon Garlic Green Beans with Crispy Onions

Ready to get a little crazy? How about THIS instead of your same old green bean casserole? Fresh green beans, Meyer lemon from the tree out front, a hint of aromatic garlic and some crispy onions – what is not to love? According to one of my favorite websites, World’s Healthiest Foods, green beans are […]

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Vegan Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Dip for a Clean Eating Cocktail Party 2

It’s a Clean Eating Cocktail Party at Cara’s Cravings! Recently my dear friend Cara invited me to join a cocktail party over at her place, www.carascravings.com.  Of course I said, absolutely! She got a bunch of us health food bloggers together and asked us to share a recipe we would serve at a cocktail party […]


Kicking off the New CSA Season with a Purple Kale and Sun Dried Tomato Salad and a How-To Video on Storage and Prep 3

Yesterday was our FIRST delivery of the CSA season and what a great start! In our bags we got squash, onions, broccoli, broccoli rabe, spinach, bok choy, peppers, radishes, beans, lettuce, purple kale and more. To celebrate – by popular request, I am posting my very first video on how to store and prep kale and lettuce! […]

Purple Kale and Sundried Tomato Salad

Garlicky Black Bean Mila Dip

Garlicky Black Bean Mila Dip and How Omega 3s Can Help Multiple Sclerosis

My mom is an amazing woman.  We talk every morning and she is my coach, friend and therapist all rolled into one.  Never have I met a more positive, loving and gentle soul. She devotes herself to helping others and listening to their problems, at the same time battling a degenerative disease – Multiple Sclerosis. MS is […]


Looking for Recipes to Cut Carbs? Try this Delicious Roasted Potatoes, Onions and Cauliflower 2

Last Sunday was a special day…we celebrated my brother-in-law, Matt’s, birthday! We all hopped in the boat to head over to Whitey’s Fish Camp for lunch – was it not a gorgeous day? The mullet were jumping, it wasn’t too hot and Saturday afternoon I had gotten four hours of cleaning done on the house […]

Roasted Potato, Onion and Cauliflower

Wine Down Wednesday – Caramelized Onion, Butternut Squash, Mushroom and Thyme Pizza with Garlic Chive Pesto with Dr Hermann Riesling and Organic Pares Balta Penedes Garnatxa Cabernet 1

Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I review a vegetarian dish paired with two different wines from Broadbent Selections. To pair wines with a meatless dish we must look at the spices and main flavors of the recipe. In this case, mushrooms, thyme, butternut, garlic and chives. The wines to pair are Organic Pares […]


Roasted Parsnip, Carrot, Potato and Onion Gratin

One more reminder….only a few days left to enter the giveaway.  There is still time to win! Gorgeous Parsnips from KYV Farm Parsnips are a root vegetable related, not shockingly, to the carrot.  They are a bit sweeter and are great for soups or casseroles such as this gratin.  I’ll admit that we have been roasting potatoes almost […]