Sides

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

Carrot Chips

Roasting thinly sliced carrots in olive oil elevates them from a fairly boring veggie into a tasty snack. I’m lazy, so I use pre-sliced, store-bought carrot chips. Obviously you could simply slice them yourself. Serve as a side dish, or as a super healthy snack. Click for the recipe

Roasted Bell Peppers

Deliciously roasted bell peppers are seasoned with olive oil, oregano and crushed red peppers. Click for the recipe

Roasted Broccoli Stalks

Don’t toss those broccoli stalks! They are a delicacy, especially when roasted. You can use two baking sheets and roast the broccoli florets at the same time, though they will likely be ready a few minutes before the stalks. Click for the recipe

Roasted Potatoes and Onions

Roasted potatoes are obviously delicious. But add sliced onions, allowing them to slowly caramelize as they roast, and you’ve elevated those roasted potatoes into a whole new level of deliciousness! Click for the recipe

Quick Pickles

Quick pickles are ready in a few hours – rather than a few weeks. They are crisp and flavorful, a wonderful addition to any entree. It’s fun to experiment with different types of vegetables, vinegars and spices. Click for the recipe

Pasta Bake

Like many other of my recipes, the idea for this pasta bake came out of necessity. I had some leftover pasta sauce in the fridge that I wanted to use up, and also some shredded mozzarella. So I thought, why not make my baked macaroni and cheese, substituting pasta sauce for the yogurt and mozzarella for the cheddar?

The result is a delicious, gluten-free pasta bake that my kids love and is very easy to make. While it’s a bit too high-carb for my husband and for me, I do feed my growing teenage kids a higher-carb diet, and this is perfect – tasty, easy and filling. Click for the recipe

Carrot Latkes

Hanukkah is almost here, and just as I do every year, I like to experiment with different types of latkes. These carrot latkes are delicious – the combination of carrots, garlic and olive oil is very good. Lacking starch, they are more fragile than potato latkes and require careful handling, especially when you flip them, but I think the result is well worth the extra effort. Click for the recipe