Side Dishes Archive

Zucchini Cheese (Dairy Free, Nut Free)

Zucchini cheese. Seriously. Cheese made from zucchini. I kid you not! A couple days ago I happened to see an Instagram post which purported to show non-dairy, nut-free, and soy-free “cheese” made from zucchini. As I am progressing through this month of a paleo reset, I’m realizing

60 Incredibly Delicious Strawberry Recipes (Paleo, Primal, Gluten Free)

It’s strawberry season! We went to our favorite pick-your-own farm last week and as usual, picked way more than we knew what to do with. So I turned to my favorite bloggers and gathered 60 of the best paleo, primal, or gluten-free strawberry recipes out there! Now I’m sharing

Chimichurri Sauce

If you’ve never had chimichurri sauce made from fresh herbs, plucked just moments before from the herb garden, then you don’t really know what chimichurri sauce is! I first fell in love with this Argentinean sauce when I was a young hipster living in Madison, Wisconsin and

Roasted Beet with Beet Greens and Grapefruit Salad

I’m broadening my food eating horizons here with this roasted beet and grapefruit salad. I even included the beet greens for extra nutritional punch and a zesty salad dressing with a surprise secret ingredient. The result is a delicious dish that is also completely paleo autoimmune protocol

Baked Fennel and Potatoes (Dairy Free)

Fennel is one of those rare vegetables that you can eat either raw or cooked, and tastes like two completely different foods depending on the preparation. Raw, it tastes distinctly like licorice and anise. Cooked, its flavor mellows and sweetens like a caramelized onion and imparts an

Garlic and Ginger Glazed Baby Bok Choy (Soy Free)

Bok choy (also spelled “bok choi” or “pak choi”) is a such a contradictory, complex, and delicious vegetable. When cooked properly, the stalks are creamy and have an underlying sweetness while the darker green leaves have an earthy flavor similar to chard or spinach. A member of

Autoimmune Paleo Protocol Friendly Holiday Menu

When you have dietary restritions, this time of year is tough. It is challenging to come up with an autoimmune paleo protocol friendly holiday menu that also satisfies people who eat a more typical diet, but it can be done! I’ve been following a grain free diet

Naturally Sweetened Healthy Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite holiday dishes. I’ll take it any form, even the jellied canned stuff (sans high fructose corn syrup, of course). I like it straight up or flavored with orange, extra sweet or extra tart. But I really love playing with the

Roasted Beets, Brussels Sprouts, and Carrots

I was faced with a conundrum recently when my crisper drawer contained four small beets, a handful of Brussels sprouts, and three carrots. I didn’t have enough of any one vegetable to serve the number of people I needed but I wanted an easy side dish that

Spiced Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

Don’t you love the flavors of fall? This dairy-free recipe for apple and butternut squash soup was born out of an over-abundance of apples from our recent trip to the u-pick farm and my desire to enjoy the delicious flavors of pumpkin pie spice in a savory