Side Dishes

Lip-smacking Mouthwatering Kale

This recipe reminds us that we never have to eat plain, steamed vegetables, unless we want to. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn recommends his cardiac patients eat greens six times a day; this dish may make a... more

Beans & Greens

This is a favorite of mine because I am notoriously bad at getting my daily greens in via salad. It’s fast to throw together, especially if you use no-salt-added canned beans in lieu of cooking them... more

Puerto Rican Style Stewed Pinto Beans     

This recipe calls for “culantro,” which can be found in Hispanic or Asian markets. This herb is the heart and soul of the Puerto Rican sauce called “sofrito.” Commonly, it is chopped and added to... more


Sorullos is a cornmeal-based dish that we call corn fritters. They are usually fried, but in this recipe we baked them. Sorullos are a staple of the Puerto Rican diet and are served as a side dish or... more

Cranberry Sauce with Orange & Fresh Mint

½ cup water 12 oz. package of fresh cranberries (about 3 cups), stems removed 12-15 dates, pitted and diced 3 navel oranges (2 juiced) 2 cinnamon sticks 1-2 tablespoons mint, minced 1. In a medium... more

Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients: 4 sweet potatoes 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Peel the sweet potatoes if not organic. Cut into strips. 2. Lay on a non-stick... more