Roasted celery root, with carrot and onion.

BLE compliant; gluten free; low sodium; vegetarian; vegan One thing about side dishes that we take for granted is their versatility. There are so many side dishes that can be paired with other dishes, that we forget to search out new and exciting foods. Instead we stay in our lane, doing what feels safe. Ever…

Warm Baba Ganoush salad

BLE compliant; gluten free; low sodium; low carb; vegan; vegetarian This little dish from Lebanon typically is served cold, but I have become rather fond of it warmed up. My first experience of eating baba ganoush came about in a surprising way. I had to travel all the way to Brazil. My then fiancee and…

I’m just pickled pink to kraut your acquaintance.

Yeah, I know the headline is a pretty big stretch and most of you are just shaking your heads. But if I got at least a few of you to smile, then my day is made! Pickling and fermenting foods is about as old a means to preserve food as you will find. The Chinese…

Twice Baked Butternut Squash

Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian; Gluten-free; BLE compliant Recipe Serves 4 1 Medium butternut squash, peeled (you should see deep orange), halved length wise 1 teaspoon cinnamon Salt and pepper Cooking spray 2 tablespoons butter Directions Preheat oven to 400F With cut side facing up, spray a little cooking spray all over the squash. Season with…

Tamari Braised Baby Bok Choy

Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian; Gluten-free; BLE complaint Recipe Serves 4 4 medium sized baby bok choy heads, halved 2 ¼ inch ginger slices, skin left on 1 clove garlic smashed 2-3 green onions, green part only, 1 inch pieces ( save the whites for another use) 2 tablespoons Tamari (low sodium soy sauce is fine)…

Lemon Zest Zoodles

Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian; Gluten-free; BLE complaint Sides, sides, everywhere sides! The premise of side dishes is easy enough, it’s food that goes alongside a main dish. Right? Usually some veggies, maybe a grain or two. Side dishes are sort of like chaperones on a first date, if they are not there, who knows what…