recipes: side

  • Adzuki Beans with Chard + Dandelion Greens
    Adzuki beans are one of the easiest legumes to digest. Dandelion greens detoxify the liver, thus aiding in digestion. The sweet chard balances the bitter dandelion greens. adzuki beanswaterkombusesame oilyellow oniongarlic clovesgingerblack peppercharddandelion greenstamaritoasted sesame oilsesame seeds
  • arroz verde
    Arroz verde, or cilantro rice, is a common accompaniment in Peruvian cuisine. It goes perfectly with a rotisserie chicken or grilled fish and your favorite veggies. I brought this to the PBNC office for a potluck lunch to thank and say farewell to a couple of awesome Summer volunteers! Unfortunately, it turned out that one of those lovely volunteers didn't like cilantro! Thank goodness there was pleny of other deliciousness at the table. Rest assured, the entire large bowl of cilantro rice was devoured by the rest of us. =) cilantrochicken stockmedium or long-grain white riceolive oilchick stock
  • Asian Style Cabbage Salad
    Cabbage is high in phytonutrients that protect against cancer. It has antioxidant properties that help to detoxify chemicals and hormones from the body. red cabbage green cabbagered onionsaltbrown rice vinegarlime juicetamarimaple syrupwhite misominced gingerdulse flakeskelp flakestoasted sesame oilsesame oilgrated carrotsscallionscilantromintalmondstoasted sesame seeds
  • Asparagus with Chana Dal
    I love asparagus, it cooks in just a few minutes and it’s the best source of Folate (one of the most important nutrients especially for women). I tried mixing it with some Chana Dal (my new favorite lentil) and I am addicted. Chana dal is simply a split chickpea without the skin and you can buy it at any Indian grocer. You only need to fry it for a short time and it becomes crunchy and edible. It’s now a staple in almost all my vegetable dishes. Don’t get hung up if you don’t have all the spices I’ve listed – add your own blend. coconut oilchana dalsplit urad dalmustard seedcumin seedasafetidaasparagussalt to taste
  • Baby Lima Beans with Greens + Olives
    Lima beans have many of the same cancer-fighting properties as soy beans without the negative effects that soy can have on some individuals. Olives are a good source of healthy monounsaturated fats. baby lima beansbay leaffresh rosemaryred pepper flakesolive oilonioncarrotgarlic cloveskalechardkalamata olivessalt and pepperlemon
  • Baingan Bharta (Indian Roasted Eggplant with Tomatoes + Peas)
    Baingan Bharta is a creamy eggplant dish from the north of India. It is best served with rice, chapati, or naan. eggplantgheeonionsfinely chopped gingerplum tomatoesground cuminpaprikaground coriandercayenne peppersea saltpeascilantro
  • baked macaroni and cheese
    elbow macaronibuttersaltpeppercheddar cheesemilk