Category: Sides

nutritious accompaniments to our main dishes

Sweet Potato and Nut Butter Snack

Early morning Qigong sessions three times a week are energizing and really get my day off to a good start. It took me a while to figure out footwear – sandals, sneakers, or bare foot. I settled on some sneakers…

Breakfast (or Anytime) Salad

Smoothies, they’re everywhere! I don’t have and not sure I need/want a high-powered blender. After years of weight battles I long ago adopted the philosophy of only eating calories; never drinking them. But smoothies have an amazing combination of flavors and…

Eggplant Over Easy

It has been REALLY edgy around here lately and I haven’t felt adventurous in the kitchen. I have cooked; mostly tried and true recipes which have already been posted. I am not holding back on recipes to publish a cook…

Super Simple Savory Broth

Rita has not been available lately to taste test which has left me uninspired to bake much since she cannot help with the evaluation. We both plan to dig in on green smoothies soon but in the meantime I have…

Savory Sautéed Zucchini with Walnuts

My lifelong love of summer squash continues. Fresh, frozen, or canned makes no difference. Yellow or green are equally loved and I suspect if they began appearing in rainbow colors, stripes, or paisley it would make no difference. As a…

Mediterranean Faux Potato Salad

Or Mediterranean Potato Salad meets Faux Potato Salad and lived happily ever after. Don’s Yellow Mustard Potato Salad is as basic as possible. It consists of boiled potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, and mustard; if you want salt and pepper then…

Marinated Mushrooms

My sister-in-law in Boston is known for her creative cooking. Anne makes wonderful meals and it often seems simple as in this recipe that she makes up as an appetizer. Marinating for just a few hours turns these raw mushrooms into a…

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