Category Archives: Side Dishes

Miso-Glazed Turnips

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For such a simple recipe, you won’t believe how good these miso-glazed turnips are. Turnips are root vegetables that are high in Vitamin C. Miso is a fermented soybean paste full of protein, vitamins, and minerals. It has a wonderful sweet/salty flavor that enhances many dishes. Try adding some to your homemade salad dressing. Yield: [...]

Roasted Parsnips and Sweet Potatoes with Caper Vinaigrette

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These are the tastiest roasted vegetables I’ve ever made. The caper vinaigrette adds incredible fresh flavor to the long roasted veggies. I love cooking with root vegetables such as parsnips and sweet potatoes in the fall and winter, but feel free to use any of your favorite vegetables, including carrots, cauliflower, beets, etc. It’s easy [...]

Quinoa Cakes with Chimichurri Sauce

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These quinoa cakes are a family favorite and a nice change from your standard quinoa dish. All it takes is a few spices, some eggs to bind the quinoa together, and a little pan frying in olive oil to turn ordinary quinoa into something absolutely delicious. The chimichurri sauce is a perfect complement to these [...]

Asparagus with Shallot Marmalade

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Spring is asparagus season. You’ve probably seen an abundance of it lately in your grocery store.¬†Asparagus is a nutrient-dense food, high in folic acid and a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, and thiamin. There are many ways to prepare asparagus. You can steam it, grill it, roast it, or [...]