Side Dishes

Incredibly Easy Kale and Pistachio Pesto

Incredibly Easy Kale and Pistachio Pesto

Friends, if you have followed along with me even a little bit, chances are you are aware of my love for kale. I don’t know what it is, but I absolutely love kale. Yes, I love the texture, the flavor and the fact that it’s […]

Butternut Squash and Arugula Salad

Butternut Squash and Arugula Salad

Friends! I love this recipe so much. If recipes were employees, I’d proclaim this dish “Employee of the Month – December 2017”. Whether I was cooking for healthy clients, or just trying to offer something wholesome on a holiday table, this simple side dish has […]

Cheesy Gruyere and Sage Potatoes

Cheesy Gruyere and Sage Potatoes

I don’t know about you, but at the holidays my family loves potatoes. Meat and potatoes, in fact. Such a midwestern cliché, but it’s true! I love potatoes too, and since there are very few other times a year that I would indulge in a […]

Tomato Jam

Tomato Jam

Tomato Jam may sound like too summery a dish to post during the holiday season and dead of winter, but hear me out. This recipe is straight up addictive! So addictive, in fact, I have been known to enjoy it at every meal of the […]

Breakfast Mashed Potato Cakes

Breakfast Mashed Potato Cakes

Well, how did it go? Your Thanksgiving, I mean. The turkey, the football, the giving Thanks? Was it your best year yet?  I certainly hope so.  I also hope you made my Colcannon-style mashed potatoes that I talked about last week because I have a […]

Pumpkin Bread or Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Bread or Pumpkin Cake

Friends! I am super excited to share this recipe, er, these recipes with you. About a year ago I spent some time working on a recipe for pumpkin cake but never got around to sharing it anywhere. In the meantime, I adapted that recipe into a bread […]

Deliciously Healthy Mashed Potatoes

Deliciously Healthy Mashed Potatoes

So, like, what if I told you it was possible to have deliciously healthy mashed potatoes with your turkey dinner this Thanksgiving? You would probably doubt the likelihood that the traditionally rich and creamy side dish – that frankly takes centerstage on my plate each […]

Beet, Carrot and Feta Lentil Salad

Beet, Carrot and Feta Lentil Salad

Beets are one of my absolute favorite vegetables. Not only are they the most gorgeous in color, but they have a deep richness in flavor that’s just unmatched. My Best Self side, the side of me that loves beets, is the same side that also […]

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Apple-Mustard Relish

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Apple-Mustard Relish

I’m a firm believer that almost any vegetable can be shredded, shaped and pan-fried into a most delicious “cake” or “pancake”. In fact, I rank it up there with my top favorite ways to cook almost any vegetable. While this recipe highlights the ever-popular fall […]