Category Archives: Sides

Grilled Pineapple Rings

This vegan recipe is a perfect way to dust off the BBQ and get it ready for summer fun. The marinade for the pineapple is made with sesame oil, maple syrup, green onion, orange juice, and Tamari sauce.

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Lemon-Mint Zucchini (grilled)

The combination of fresh lemon and mint with grilled zucchini makes this side dish different. Different good. I know you’ll like it. So will your friends and family.

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Grilled Avocados on Crusty Rosemary-Olive Bread

Here’s a different way to use the grill this Memorial Day weekend: grill avocados! Grilling softens the avocados. It also brings out the natural oils that make this fruit tasty and satisfying.

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How To Grill Corn On The Cob

I used to throw corn on the barbecue and cook it until I thought it was done. This method was not only hit-and-miss but insured an over-cooked cob and charred corn silk that stuck between my teeth. Learning how to … Continue reading

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Grilled Peach, Avocado & Jalapeño Salsa

This is a fresh salsa with a taste of summer barbecue. What could be better? Our son, Robert, sent this to me to practice on, so when he comes to visit in August, I’ve got it down. Smart young man! … Continue reading

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John’s Fava Beans

John and Carmel Whitman owned the Old Creek Ranch Winery. In addition to producing excellent wines, they also grew a variety of fresh produce including fava beans.

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Quinoa Muffins

This recipe is easy to make, dairy-free and full of protein. These sweet and nutty-tasting muffins are a favorite in our home. They are great with the first ‘cuppa’ in the morning.

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