Category Archives: Side Dish

Baked Caramelized Onion Rice Fritters

I was watching Chopped, one of my favorite Food Network shows, the other night and a chef threw rice, caramelized onions and an egg into a food processor and then fried the mixture to make fritters. It looked fantastic, other … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Avocado Pasta Salad

I’m made this a couple of times in the past month so decided to actually measure ingredients when I made it yesterday. I cooked the onions along with the shrimp since I discovered that raw onions give me headaches but … Continue reading

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Black Bean Breakfast “Sausage”

Day 1 of my rotation diet is the most difficult for me to eat enough protein, especially at breakfast. Seafood doesn’t scream breakfast to me unless it’s lox on a bagel. Since there are commercially made black bean burgers I … Continue reading

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Curried Rice & Lentils

My rotation diet is going fairly well. I’ve rearranged a few items but for the most part I’m finding the available foods for each day more than adequate. I made this rice and lentil dish last week but didn’t measure … Continue reading

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Trout with Mediterranean Rice

It’s the third day of my rotation diet, though diet-wise it’s Day 1 since I started on Day 2. I’ve already moved a few food groups around so I can make specific dishes (most notably fish tacos) but so far … Continue reading

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Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

I’m thoroughly enjoying my slow reintroduction to cheese and dairy products. This week I decided that goat cheese would pair well with the beets I got from my mom’s garden. I was right. The tang of the goat cheese cut … Continue reading

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Harvest Ratatouille

My mom gave me a lot of fresh veggies from her garden the other day, including several baby eggplants. Today I decided to make something using the cornucopia of produce I had in my fridge. I quickly settled on ratatouille. … Continue reading

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Cilantro-Lime Polenta

I have a gorgeous cilantro plant in my garden that’s been calling for me to use the leaves in something fabulous. The other day I planned to make cilantro-lime rice to go with my chicken breasts stewed in tomatillo salsa … Continue reading

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Quinoa Tabouli (sans tomato)

I love tabouli on a hot day. It’s cool and refreshing and makes a flavorful lunch or side-dish with dinner. Since I can’t eat bulgur wheat or tomatoes I substitute quinoa and cucumbers. I used mint and chives from my … Continue reading

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Shaved Asparagus Salad

Spring means gorgeous fresh asparagus is readily available. My mom brought home two pounds of the large, flavorful shoots. I’ve never seen asparagus so big. Most of them were bigger around than my thumb at their base. I wanted to … Continue reading

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