side dishes

Grilled Okra with Spicy Sumac Seasoning Salt

Ingredients 24 okra 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme 1 teaspoon sumac (look for sumac in spice aisle of specialty food store or Middle Eastern markets) ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon cayenne ¾ teaspoon salt 1 Tbsp. olive oil Instructions Prepare grill for high heat. In a small bowl, mix together thyme, sumac, cayenne and salt. Trim off…
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Butter Sauce

Ingredients 4 lbs. Brussels sprouts, halved 6 Tbsp. olive oil Celtic sea salt and pepper 3 cups fresh cranberries 3-4 Tbsp. pure maple syrup or honey 1 Tbsp. grated ginger 1 ½ teaspoon orange zest (could also use splash of orange juice) 2 sticks butter 2 Tbsp. chopped shallots or leeks ½ teaspoon fresh thyme…
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Garlic and Herb Butternut Squash

Ingredients 1 large butternut squash, seeded, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 3 T. extra-virgin olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/3 cup chopped mixed herbs, such as parsley, thyme and rosemary ¾ teaspoon salt or to taste ½ teaspoon ground black pepper Instructions If you are cutting your own squash, peel the squash first…
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Arugula Pesto

Ingredients 2 cups tightly packed arugula 1 cup tightly packed Italian parsley ½ cup toasted almond slivers 1 T. capers, rinsed and drained 1 medium garlic cloves, peeled 2 T. lemon juice ½ cup extra olive oil Celtic Sea Salt Freshly ground black pepper Instructions In a food processor or blender, combine the arugula, parsley,…
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Creamy Baked Broccoli

Ingredients ½ cup raw bacon (about 4-6 slices) chopped into small pieces 1 T. butter 4-5 cloves garlic minced or crushed 3 cups broccoli florets ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional) Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup heavy cream or light cream or half & half ½ cup shredded mozzarella…
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Roasted Yams with Mushrooms

Ingredients 2 T. high-heat oil, divided 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon chopped fresh marjoram 2 cups sliced mushrooms (shiitake, crimini, chanterelles, etc.) ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley ½ cup sliced shallots 4 slices prosciutto, chopped (optional) 1 ½ pounds yams, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes Salt and pepper, to…
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Snap Pea Salad

Ingredients 1-pound snap peas, strings removed and cut in half ½ cup plain Greek yogurt 1 T apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon Sucanat (dehydrated cane juice), or to taste Salt and pepper, to taste 2 strips cooked bacon, crumbled (optional) 6 ounces gouda cheese, diced ¼ small red onion, minced 2 T chopped fresh parsley…
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Paleo Sweet Potato Hash

Ingredients 1 large onion, sliced 3 T olive oil, divided ½ T ghee 2 Italian sausages, diced 2 sweet potatoes 10 Brussels sprouts, quartered 3 T fresh rosemary Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 3 eggs   Instructions Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Heat one tablespoon…
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Oven Roasted Tomatoes Recipe

Ingredients 2 pounds plum tomatoes, sliced or cherry tomatoes 3 T extra-virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon dried oregano 2 T balsamic vinegar 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons raw honey (optional) ½ cup fresh basil leaves, torn Celtic sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste   Instructions Preheat oven to 325°F. Place the…
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Paleo Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients 1 large head cauliflower, cut into large chunks 2 T extra-virgin olive oil Paleo Caesar dressing, such as Primal Kitchen brand 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper, to taste   Instructions Place cauliflower chunks in a food processor and pulse until broken down into rice-size pieces. Heat olive oil in a skillet over…
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