Salads and Side Dishes

Saffron Quinoa

Preface for my non-Jewish readers. One of the main elements in keeping Passover is to restrict eating any form of wheat or leavened bread products. Posting a quinoa recipe for Passover will definitely raise some flags for my Jewish readers. For even slightly religious Jews, quinoa is not acceptable for Passover. You can go back… Continue reading Saffron Quinoa

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Salads and Side Dishes

Quinoa and Kale Winter Salad

My sister originally sent me a version of the recipe last year; she'd had it for dinner at a restaurant in Stamford, CT and knew I would love it and end up putting it on my blog. I was just wrapping up winter recipes at the time, so I decided to hold off and save… Continue reading Quinoa and Kale Winter Salad

Salads and Side Dishes

Holiday Bulgur with Pomegranate

Tis the season for high calorie side dishes like mashed potatoes and that sweet potato thing that has more sugar than an ice cream truck. I love dishes like those, and they certainly make me feel the comforts of home, but they are instant triggers for a New Year's resolution. Instead of replacing all the… Continue reading Holiday Bulgur with Pomegranate

Salads and Side Dishes

Moroccan Rice

My favorite rice and pasta dishes have lots of veggies inside to fill me up. It's a great way to cut back on the grains but still make a bulky side dish. This Moroccan Rice is the perfect example. Crunchy bulgur is infused with rich spices like cumin and cinnamon. Bright vegetables like red peppers… Continue reading Moroccan Rice