Sides

Think outside the potatoes/rice box! Recipes for healthy, delicious side dishes include quinoa, lentil salad, baked mushrooms and more.

Bok Choy Recipe

A delicious bok choy recipe, that highlights the Chinese cabbage’s delicate flavor. Click for the recipe

Cabbage Pancakes

These delicious cabbage pancakes are my own low-carb interpretation of a classic Japanese dish, okonomiyaki. I was intrigued when I came across a recipe for cabbage pancakes online, but I wanted a low-carb version. So instead of the flour traditionally used in Japanese cabbage pancakes, I used just a little coconut flour. Coconut flour is very absorbent, so you can use just a little, without impacting the flavor.

We all loved the result – tender, tasty cabbage pancakes, and the spicy dipping sauce is phenomenal. I insist that you make it and use it! Without it, the pancakes are very good, but with it, they are amazing.

These cabbage pancakes make an excellent appetizer or side dish, but they are hearty enough to serve as a vegetarian main dish, if you serve 4 per person instead of 2. Click for the recipe

cabbage stir fry

This cabbage stir fry is incredible. Seriously. I know it’s just cabbage, but cabbage has a way of absorbing other flavors, and the sauce here is phenomenal. Just try it, OK? It doesn’t look like much, I know, but it’s one of my favorite vegetable dishes these days. Click for the recipe

Baked Cauliflower

Cauliflower florets are tossed in olive oil and garlic, baked until just tender, then topped with Parmesan and baked until golden brown. Click for the recipe

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

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash

Warm, cheesy and gooey, this cheesy spaghetti squash is just as good as twice baked potatoes or sweet potatoes, but with fewer calories and carbs. Click for the recipe

Sausage Stuffing

A very flavorful sausage stuffing that proves once and for all that your Thanksgiving stuffing does not need bread to taste good! Click for the recipe