Side Dishes

Dandelion Greens and Spicy Onions

Dandelions are one of the first greens to appear in the spring. Their bitterness and greens is a welcomed change after a winter of roots and meats! The dandelions used in these recipes are long, dark green leaves that are available in supermarkets. Chicory, escarole and nettles are a great substitute when you can’t find […]

Shrimp with Spicy Lime and Basil 

Serves 6  36 shrimp (medium to large, shells removed, tails may be left on), or 6 per person 1/2 cup plus 3 Tbsp. olive oil 1 bell pepper (red or yellow) chopped into bite-size strips 1 onion (small),  chopped or cut into thin wedges 1 cup white wine 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup minced […]

Carrot Mint Salad

Serves 6 1.5 lb. bunched carrots with fresh green tops 1 cup shredded Savoy cabbage 4 green onions, white and light green parts, thinly sliced 1/4 cup shredded fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup chopped roasted, unsalted peanuts 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 4 Tbsp. roasted peanut oil 1 Tbsp. fish sauce 1 Tbsp. honey 1-2 […]

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Garlic, Leek and Shallot Greens

The key to these greens is that everything is sautéed separately. This is really more about technique than cooking. Use everything including the stems, and cook them separately from the leaves. A large variety of greens is best and the key is to take your time in sautéeing the onions, leeks and garlic slowly in […]

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Welcome a Healthy 2019!

This time of year we focus on our daily habits and vow to change. Living a healthier way is usually at the top of the list. Finding a new recipe for the table—or for life—is a great beginning. Reducing waste, making more time for ourselves, eating better and living with a bit more kindness can serve […]