Sides

  • The Best Green Goddess Dressing - Spring is here and it’s time to celebrate all things green! Herbs, lettuces, and green alliums are all to be celebrated for the next few months and Green Goddess salad is the perfect way to enjoy all of those things. Green Goddess Dressing is Caesar’s herby cousin that makes even salad-phobes LOVE salad.  Creamy, herby, and slightly umami, … Read More
  • Smoky Beet and Feta Tart with Whole Wheat Crust - The Clean Gourmet Smoky Beet and Feta Tart with Whole Wheat Crust - This tart is a showstopper.  For the crust I use leaf lard, which, believe it or not, is lower in saturated fat than butter (not that you should completely avoid saturated fats, as your body needs some, but an overabundance taxes the liver) and makes for the flakiest crust.  Also, the savory flavor of lard contrasts … Read More
  • Warm Kale Salad with Citrus and Spice Roasted Kabocha Squash and Fennel - I crave a salad of this nature-sturdy greens with warm roasted vegetables-at least once a week in the fall and winter.  Here is one of my favorite variations so far. Notes: If you’re making this in advance, instead of blanching the kale, you can just toss the raw kale with all of the other ingredients, then … Read More
  • Arugula and Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seeds - The Clean Gourmet Arugula and Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds - In the midst of a season of holiday treats and decadence, this is what your body is craving.  Clean and colorful, this salad will fill you with nutrients without killing your holiday buzz (hey, it’s red and green!). Another plus, this peppery and sweet salad requires minimal chopping and can be put together easily in less … Read More
  • Pumpkin Creamed Kale - The Clean Gourmet Pumpkin Creamed Kale - Get ready for the holidays, because they’re basically here!  If you want a to “healthify” your holiday a bit, this is a superb way to add some virtue to the spread of candied yams, sugared cranberry sauce, and stuffing.  While those each have a well deserved place on the Thanksgiving table, there should be room for a bit … Read More
  • Yellow Cauliflower and Squash Freekeh Bowl - The Clean Gourmet Yellow Cauliflower and Squash Freekeh Bowl with Manchego - “What’s freekeh?”, you might be saying.  Freekeh is an ancient form of wheat that is truly delicious.  Nutty in flavor and creamy in texture, you can replace the rice in risotto or paella with this fun little grain for a more flavorful and faster cooking twist on such classics.  Freekeh is also higher in fiber … Read More
  • Saffron Braised Purple Artichoke (Carciofo Viola Brasato allo Zafferano) - Spring is fleeting and in full force, so besides asparagus, ramps, and sunchokes,  I’ve been reveling in artichokes.  So far, this is my favorite way to enjoy them.  It’s a twist on this recipe, but more simple to prepare. Don’t let the long cooking time dissuade you.  In fact, the long cooking time makes the recipe that much easier and more … Read More
  • Best Ever Vegan Mac - I’ve been holding onto this for a while now, but I’ve been getting a lot requests for the recipe lately, so it’s time to share!  Most of my clients are dairy-free (I’ve actually been avoiding dairy as well in order to cut back on inflammatory joint pain), which means comfort food that they can enjoy within … Read More
  • Herbed Zucchini Cakes with Minted Sheep’s Milk Yogurt Dipping Sauce - Summer is NOT over!  Make these Herbed Zucchini Cakes while zucchini is still dirt cheap at the market and your neighbors are still drowning in zucchini from their backyards. These really don’t take long to make and are great as an appetizer for guests or as a light main course. I use almond flour to bind … Read More
  • Quinoa Pilaf with Strawberries, Jalapeño and Mint - Strawberry season ends quickly after it arrives, so when it’s here I try to enjoy strawberries in every way possible- sweet or savory.  This salad is probably my favorite way to enjoy them.  A hint of jalapeño for kick, pistachio for crunch and the tang of lime and mint perfectly round out the strawberries.  I do recommend chilling a … Read More