Sides, Gluten-Free, Primal/Paleo

Baked Pumpkin

Delicious baked pumpkin, seasoned with olive oil, garlic and chili powder. One of my favorite side dishes this time of year. Click for the recipe

baked butternut squash

I love the way baked butternut squash becomes caramelized as it roasts, its flesh turning soft and buttery. In this recipe, butter, maple syrup and cinnamon highlight the squash’s natural sweetness, but if you prefer a savory version, simply use the same seasonings I use when making roasted pumpkin – olive oil, salt, chili powder and garlic powder.

By the way, butternut squash skin softens as it bakes and is perfectly edible. Click for the recipe

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

In this mashed sweet potatoes recipe, the naturally sweet flavor of the sweet potatoes is enhanced by just a little sweet butter, honey and cinnamon. Preparation is super easy – cook the sweet potatoes in the microwave, then quickly whisk everything together. The result is fluffy and delicious. Click for the recipe

cajun oven fries

Thick wedges of potatoes are coated with spicy cajun seasoning, then baked until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Microwaving the potatoes first helps speed up the process without giving up the crispiness that only an oven can provide. Click for the recipe