Simple Gluten-Free Cucumber Salad

This Simple Cucumber Salad is packed with crunchy, fresh-from-the-garden flavor. It’s one of my favorite side dishes to make during the summer, a great companion to grilled meats, fish or pasta. This simple cucumber salad is tasty right when you make it, but it’s even better after a couple of hours marinating in the fridge. You Read more…

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Warm Red Potato Salad Recipe

This Warm Red Potato Salad recipe is a crowd-pleasing dish that’s easy to make and even better the next day. This Warm Red Potato Salad is served slightly warm or at room temperature, which makes it perfect for potlucks and outdoor events.  It can be made a day in advance and refrigerated overnight – simply Read more…

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Crunchy Colorful Coleslaw Recipe

This Crunchy Colorful Coleslaw recipe is my go-to side for barbecues, especially when there’s a chance to pile it on a sandwich. I like my coleslaw creamy with a little bit of sweetness and all the color and crunch I can muster. This coleslaw has enough flavor to be a meal on its own or Read more…

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Simple Homemade Kimchi

I call this “Simple Homemade Kimchi” because “Easy Kimchi” would feel like a lie if you’ve never made kimchi before. This is a very simple recipe for homemade kimchi, but it takes a few steps to get it done, y’all. Kimchi is Korea’s national dish, so hundreds of “official” recipes exist. Many include making a Read more…

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Traditional Gluten-Free Gazpacho Recipe

This Traditional Gazpacho recipe makes the best of the tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers in my garden.  I make several versions, but this is my all-time favorite. Cold soup? Yes, cold soup, friends. This staple is served worldwide, with historical roots in Spain’s Andalusia region and Portugal. While a quick internet search can find versions featuring watermelon, avocado and grapes, Read more…

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Gluten-Free Mexican Red Rice Recipe

This Tasty Red Rice recipe is one of my go-to side dishes. It’s perfect in burrito bowls or next to enchiladas – but equally at home next to steak or pork chops. I’m lucky enough to live Central California, where produce is plentiful and so is Mexican food. There’s a funky little Mexican place around Read more…

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Easy + Delicious Grilled Artichokes

Grilled Artichokes are delicious and so easy! Get the how-to on artichoke grilling below, plus my favorite sauce to serve them with. Growing up, we spent a couple of weeks every summer on the California’s Central Coast, and as we’d pull off the Pacheco Pass on Highway 152, my grandparents would declare it was time Read more…

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Butter Pecan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

This Butter Pecan Sweet Potatoes recipe is a total knockout – just the right amount of creamy sweetness and a little bit of crunch. We made this Butter Pecan Sweet Potatoes recipe as part of a show called “Outrageous Thanksgiving” on the Food Network. I was managing a catering company at the time, and got Read more…

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Sautéed Green Beans With Mushrooms And Shallots

Sautéed Green Beans with Mushrooms and Crispy Shallots is a crowd-pleaser. You may want to make a double batch. Here’s my fresh and delicious take on the standard baked green bean casserole. I’ve served these Sautéed Green Beans with Mushrooms and Crispy Shallots several times, and always gotten rave reviews. In fact, the recipe was Read more…

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