Side Dish

Roasted Parsnip, Carrot, Potato and Onion Gratin

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 Roasted Parsnip, Carrot, Potato and Onion Gratin!     I’ll admit that we have been roasting potatoes almost daily since I pulled out three boxes of […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Creamy Mustard Sauce 1

I bet you can’t have just one serving of my Roasted Brussels with Creamy Mustard Sauce.     Recently I got Brussels sprouts with my CSA. This was a first for me – getting them on the stalk.            I’ve roasted them before and can’t say […]

Hasselback Rutabaga Recipe 6

Never be bummed about getting rutabaga in your CSA basket again. I’ll show you how to cook rutabaga like a champ with my Hasselback Rutabaga Recipe.   What I’ve learned by researching on Foodgawker for the most gawked recipe photos of all time (at least in Foodgawker time) is that that people […]

Hasselback Rutabaga Recipe

Winter Potato Salad

Winter Potato Salad

Celebrate Florida winter produce any time of year with this creamy, tender winter potato salad. Growing up in the Northeast was tough.  Especially since my dad kept the heat just high enough to keep the pipes from freezing. At night I slept with five blankets-when I first got in bed it was like diving […]

Indian Spiced Beet and Carrot “Fries”

There is something about the Indian spice blend, garam masala that is so warm and inviting.  Cloves, nutmeg, star anise and cumin are a few of the sweet aromatics that make up this medley.  When I thought of what I wanted to do with the golden beets I got from my farm, […]

Carrot, Pepper, Raisin and Pumpkin Seed Goddess Salad

What’s the first thing you think of when you make a salad? Lettuce, right? Have you ever tried to bring a salad to work and forgotten the dressing? Boooring. Or thought, I’ll just put a little on and discovered a mushy mess at lunch? Well here is a great solution-pack […]

(Almost) Raw Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad

Sweet, fresh and almost raw. This Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad is a quick tasty option for a light lunch. YUM!    One more day and I’ll be off; flying through the air, straight to San Francisco where we’ll be for four nights and then heading over to Sonoma for the […]

Moroccan Mango Chickpea Salad

Pickled Radishes Two Ways (Daikon and Watermelon Radish) 12

Watermelon Radish   Recently we made a salad with shrimp on the grill and I whipped up some balsamic vinaigrette. I had sliced up some of my fresh watermelon radish I got from my csa but I have never been never a hugeradish fan so I was trying to figure out something creative to […]

Grilled Asparagus and Tomatoes 8

The weather is getting warmer. Time to fire up the grill and make grilled asparagus and tomatoes! The asparagus is so fresh right now I had to pick some up. I loved the slight crispness that the grill adds and the sweetness of the cooked tomatoes. This one will definitely be […]

Grilled Asparagus and Tomatoes

Sweet Curry Roasted Butternut and Pear Salad with Walnuts 21

Sweet butternut, crunchy walnuts and warm, spicy curry make this one of my all-time favorite dishes. One of my favorite salads at Native Sun is a curry sweet potato pear salad with walnuts.  There is something about the sweetness of the pear and sweet potato against the spice mixture of […]

CSA (my) Week 6 and Daikon Radish Chips 20

What do you do with those crazy daikon radishes from your CSA box? Daikon radish chips, of course!     Today was week 6 for my CSA veggies from KYV Farms but I haven’t had a chance to make a recipe plan so we’ll just have to wing it.  I can’t wait to try […]

Daikon Radish Chips

Simple Sautéed Broccoli Rabe 10

For the star of this post…the broccoli rabe, also called rapini, I got from my CSA.     I’ll admit was a little scared of broccoli rabe.   I was scared, according to most recipes out there, of how bitter it would be.   As it turns out, there was no need […]

A Summery Quinoa Salad with Orange Vinaigrette 2

The past few weeks I’ve done two pasta recipes for my lunches so this week I decided to change it up and use quinoa instead – in this Summery Quinoa Salad with Orange Vinaigrette.  According to Wikepedia: “Quinoa (pronounced /ˈkiːnoʊ.ə/ or /kwɨˈnoʊ.ə/, Spanish quinua, from Quechua kinwa), a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium), […]

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing 6

Happy Thursday blogger friends!  I have good news and bad news.  The good news is this butternut squash recipe.  The bad news (for me) is that my beloved camera broke again (I can’t blame Canon though due to the unfortunate incident where it bumped the side of the car). On the positive […]

Bok Choy with Garlic and Ginger 1

At the farmers market a few weekends ago I bought a gorgeous head of bok choy and never got around to using it until I looked at it and realized I had to use it or it would go to waste.   That day there was an Amy’s meal I wanted for lunch so I cooked […]