Category Archives: Sides

Twice Baked Potatoes – Mexican Style

This is a hearty side dish stuffed into one tasty shell. Think of these as twice baked potatoes with a nice little kick! They are healthy, easy to prepare, and both vegetarian and gluten-free. What could be better?

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Pickled Red Onions

By using red onions, these slightly sweet pickled onions take on a deep red rose coloring and look beautiful in a jar in the fridge. They look inviting when plated. I like to serve these as a condiment with my … Continue reading

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Apple Bread (GF)

This is a fun gluten-free bread to serve at breakfast with your first cup of coffee or tea. I also like to make this for potluck gatherings. It tends to complement any and all entree  and/or salads others might bring. … Continue reading

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Savory Root Vegetable Tart

This recipe was inspired by a roasted root vegetable tart I enjoyed at The Farmer and The Cook’s Valentines Day Dinner a few years ago (Olivia, you are amazing). It uses the vegetables and herbs in my Roots Vegetable Bake … Continue reading

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Gran’s Carrot Casserole

As a kid growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I enjoyed spending one week, just before the new school year began, at my grandmother’s house in Merced. I helped Gran pick peaches off the tree in the backyard … Continue reading

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Baby Roasted Carrots with Mustard-Butter

These are true baby carrots — not the miniature shaped varieties from the grocery store. They taste completely different and roasting them brings out their natural sweetness. Sautéing them in butter and coarse-grained mustard is the perfect finish.

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Millet Cornbread

Millet is an ancient seed, originally cultivated in northern Africa and northern China. Over time it spread throughout the world. Today, millet continues to be a staple for a third of the world’s population. Ground millet is used in Middle … Continue reading

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