Archive for the 'Side Dishes' Category

Making Sushi at Home

I’ve been romanced by sushi for as long as I can remember. In fact, I believe I first tried sushi after frequenting sushi bars solely for raw oysters! Yes, raw oysters. My partner-in-crime and I could not wait until we were old enough to drink sake and enjoy raw oysters on the half shell! I Read More

Kale is the New Chocolate

I knew what Kale was before being popularized by the raw food movement. I wasn’t particularly eager to rush out and try it, though. What was all the rage? I just didn’t get it. People were going crazy, you’d think it was chocolate! A good base for a smoothie, right? Well, I knew what kale Read More

Warm Kale, Spelt & Chickpea Salad

This dish can be served as a main course, or as a side.  When I first made this, I wasn’t sure if my children would enjoy it.  They love my culinary creations, but when something is a bit “too healthy”, they pause to investigate, but eventually give ’em a try. Look at the vibrant greens Read More

Sweet Potato Casserole

I had my first taste of sweet potato pies and casseroles when I was living in Texas.  I have always loved sweet potatoes, but only ever had them as a side (whole) or boiled (I was a child/teenager). Having these two dishes was an experience! This picture is a version made by a friend.  I Read More