Side Dishes

Side Dishes are an accent to the main course or can take a larger role in the meal. This is where you can add several portions of vegetables, fruits, starches, and grains to compliment the main dish.

Thai Style Vegetable Salad

Sometimes you just want a light salad that is easy to make and goes well with something ...
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green beans and portabello mushroom salad

Summer Green Beans and Portabello Mushroom Salad with Orange Balsamic Dressing

As summer takes hold and the warm evenings start to outnumber the cool ones, it's nice to ...
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Watermelon, Black Bean and Tomato Salad

Earlier this year I started thinking about watermelon salads.  Watermelons started appearing in the grocery stores about ...
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Japanese-Style Cabbage Slaw

Cabbage often gets a bad rap as a vegetable to avoid. It causes gastrointestinal distress in some ...
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black bean and corn salad

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Happy Cinco de Mayo! This holiday is a recognition of the Mexican army's victory over France in ...
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black bean hummus

Black Bean Hummus

The creation of hummus is claimed by many different middle-eastern countries but it is difficult to pin ...
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Beet and Citrus Salad

Beet and Citrus Salad

Beets are one of those foods that I almost never ate as a child.  I don’t know ...
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tabbouleh

Nutrient of the Week: Folate from Tabbouleh

Looking for a tasty salad that is easy to make, full of nutrients and can double as ...
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Fiber from Barley Squash Risotto

This barley squash risotto is a twist on traditional risotto which is made with arborio rice.  In ...
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French Lentil and Feta Salad

French lentils and feta are a classic combination.  A filling and somewhat hearty salad, I often bring ...
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Barbara Spalding RDN Culinary Dietitian

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Barbara Spalding MS, RDN, Culinary Dietitian

As a dietitian and world traveler, I love bold flavors — in food and in life. 14 years ago, I fell down the rabbit hole into Breast Cancer Wonderland. Since then, I’ve learned to cook differently while savoring the pleasures of food and companionship. I’ve built a resilient new life and a bold new kitchen. Let me show you the flavors of the world.
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