Category Archives: Side Dishes

Pan Fried Sweet Potato “Toast”

You’re apt to find it easier and less fussy to cook a sweet potato in a skillet than in a toaster. The fat adds welcome flavor and more efficiently conducts heat to produce a more toothsome toast.See A Step Up from Sweet Potato Toast. But don’t limit yourself to sweet potato; yam, and squash that is… Continue Reading

Crisped Dulse

If you’re new to seaweed, this simple recipe is a tasty way to start a good habit. As with all seaweed, dulse helps prevent your body from absorbing radioactivity. Dulse has an almost bacon-like aroma and flavor, and when crisped is pleasantly chewy, rather like potato chips. As a stand alone,  add a squeeze of… Continue Reading

Kasha Tabouli

For a refreshing—and gluten free—tabouli, substitute either kasha or quinoa for the more traditional bulgur. Kasha will yield the most substantial, hearty and robustly flavored grain salad. Whereas milder-flavored quinoa will best mimic bulgur in terms of texture. Either grain makes a first class tabouli. Serves 4 2 cups boiling stock or water 1 cup… Continue Reading

Five Daikon Tonics

Here are five great daikon kitchen remedies for  asthma, bronchitis, cold relief, indigestion and weight loss.  The medicinal properties of daikon are impressive. And as you’ll see below, subtle preparation differences create different results. For example, when using daikon juice for asthma add ginger and don’t boil it. But for chronic bronchitis, bring the juice just… Continue Reading

Better than Jell-O

Here’s a naturally gelled desert that takes 3 minutes to cook and it sets in 30 minutes! As agar enhances other flavors, your dessert tastes more delicious than the fruit juice and fruits themselves. You’ll find this unpretentious dessert satisfying for all and it is one that especially delights children.  Agar, or kanten, is a… Continue Reading

Ruby Sauerkraut with Caraway

Accompanying article: Fermented Foods Strengthen Immune System Tangy and delicious homemade sauerkraut is a living cultured food that is high in lactic acid., it strengthens your immune system and has other remarkable healing properties. Refrigerated kraut holds well for months and gets sassier as it ages. Iin this easy kraut recipe, I vary the seasonings… Continue Reading

Beans & Legumes, Dried

Velvety smooth, well-cooked beans are both delicious and digestible. Hard beans are neither. Here are my secrets—plus a recipe—for cooking up a satisfying pot of soft beans. With these basics there’s bowls of pleasure ahead. If beans are relatively new to your diet or if you have trouble digesting them, start by eating small amounts… Continue Reading

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