Saag (Spiced Spinach)

The scent of this dish is irresistible and will fill your home with spicy fragrance…and the flavors are just as glorious. This makes a lovely side dish to a curried chicken or Masoor Dal.

Saag (Spiced Spinach)
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, finely chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (or ground
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Sweet Potato-Apple Bake

Sweet Potato-Apple Bake

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced*
2 medium apples, thinly sliced*
1 medium orange, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (or 6-12 drops liquid stevia glycerite+2 tsp. orange juice)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or your favorite granola
Honey (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

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Garlicky Swiss Chard With Lemon

Quick, easy, and a wonderful side dish with non-fat fried rice and other grain dishes.

Garlicky Swiss Chard With Lemon

4 servings

4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
2 large bunches Swiss chard, ribs and stems removed and reserved, leaves torn into 2” pieces (about 12 cups)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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Wild Rice Salad

I love this salad. It’s filled with a wonderful combination of sweet, tart, and savory flavors.

Wild Rice Salad

1 cup wild rice
1 quart water
Pinch of salt
1-1/2 pounds asparagus, cut up & blanched
Raisins, walnuts, sliced kumquats
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 spring onions, chopped

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5 tablespoons orange juice
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Baked Tomatoes

These stuffed baked tomatoes are great as a side dish to plate of baked beans, a full Irish breakfast, or with pesto pasta.

Baked Tomatoes
Yield: 4 servings

1/2 loaf whole wheat bread (about 8 ounces)
5 to 6 sprigs flat-leaf Italian parsley
1 medium clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon capers or kalamata olives
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons

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Sweet Potato Curry

This is what I call a “refrigerator recipe”. I find myself with a meal to make, look through my pantry and refrigerator, see something that strikes my fancy, think about what flavor direction I’d like to take it, and start noodling around until a meal is created. So this unfolded as “Hmmm…those sweet potatoes look tasty…and sweet…bet they’d be good … Read more