Side Dish

Passover Bastilla

March 22, 2012
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Are you looking for something new to try this Passover?  How about a recipe that yields something tasty, different and fun. Everyone loves the flavor combination of almonds, cinnamon, chicken, fresh herbs, and a little spice.

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Quinoa With Arugula

January 30, 2012
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Going back to the January theme of becoming fit and healthy, the subject of brown rice and quinoa dishes comes to mind.  I made these two dishes last week when my 43 year old marathon running niece was visiting.  We were thinking of healthy side dishes, but both of these would make wonderful main courses […]

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Confetti Potato Latkes

December 25, 2011
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So many fabulous colored potatoes at the Santa Monica farm market makes the choice difficult.  My eye is naturally drawn to vivid color, whether it is carrots, paintings, hair color, or clothing. 

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Baked Yams With Cashew Crunch

December 13, 2011
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The other day at my local Whole Foods market they had these huge ugly yet somehow intriguing Japanese sweet potatoes.  With the flavors of Thanksgiving still fresh in my memory I made this easy little side dish.  It went over very well with the tasting panel (my husband and my two boys, 22 and 27).  […]

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Braised Artichoke Hearts

December 5, 2011
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Artichokes are an essential Sephardic vegetable.  When I was a child, artichokes were only available in the spring.  Basically the California coast harvest period was from April to June, and then, you had to wait until next year. 

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