Side Dish

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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Cucumber Tomato Salad

February 2, 2011
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Another crunchy wonderful salad for a side dish, this version of the classic Israeli salad is great with Lamb, beef, chicken, or fish.  This night I was thinking light since I want to fit in a certain dress soon.  I made the salad and a piece of succulent Chilean Sea Bass, pan seared in a […]

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Passover Artichokes with Lemon and Honey

March 2, 2010
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Artichokes are one of spring’s treats.  The green earthy flavor with a smooth texture pairs well with lemon, tomato, and grilled flavors.  This dish is an old Sephardic favorite from Turkey that my Nona  Chiprut used to make. It takes a little patience to pair down all those artichokes.  When I was a child, I […]

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Stuffed Miniature Pumpkins

November 17, 2009
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I was wondering what to do with all those cute little pumpkins  I had left over from Halloween, when I remembered that years ago, my friend Frieda had this idea to stuff miniature pumpkins for one of our PTA fundraiser cooking classes.  This dish makes such a beautiful presentation and I thought this updated combination […]

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