Spicy Sautéed Kale
This recipe is one of my favourite ways to serve this leafy green. On the nutrition front, kale is an outstanding source of brain-friendly lutein and bone-building vitamin K. And you'll get more of each if you eat kale cooked instead of raw.
Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges
This is one of those easy-to-make recipes the whole family will love. And it's loaded with beta-carotene, an antioxidant thought to guard against cardiovascular disease.
Tomato and Pomegranate Salad
This delicious recipe has summer written all over it. It's Yotam Ottolenghi's creation, an Israeli-British chef, cookbook author and restaurant owner. Try it, I think you will love it! (I add a little extra lemon juice.)
I've been making this spiced chickpea recipe for years. They're delicious added to green salads, whole grain pilafs, or served as a side with grilled fish or chicken. The recipe comes from Recipe Tin Eats, Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad (I use a…
If you're looking for ways to get the kids (or adults!) in your family to eat broccoli, look no further! Roasting broccoli gives it a delicious nutty flavour and crispy texture. This recipe is a cinch to make.
Lemon Roasted Asparagus
Nothing says spring like fresh asparagus! Low in calories and packed with vitamin K, folate and vitamin C, asparagus is delicious roasted, grilled or steamed. Here it’s roasted with lemon juice, sea salt and pepper.
Balsamic Swiss Chard
Swiss chard is one of my favourite leafy green vegetables - it's a side I serve often. On the nutrition front, it's a superstar, packed with beta-carotene, lutein, bone-building vitamin K, magnesium and potassium.
Honey Dijon Carrots
This quick beta carotene-rich side dish feeds a crowd. If you're a mustard fan, try making this recipe with different variations of mustard, such as whole grain or honey Dijon.
Middle Eastern Rice (Mejadra)
I serve this delicious rice, from RecipeTin Eats, with chicken shawarma and Israeli salad. This dish typically includes crispy fried onions or shallots (which I am sure are a delicious addition) but I've skipped them here.
Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes with Garlic and Fresh Basil
This side dish takes less than 5 minutes to cook and is delicious eaten warm or cold. For the best flavour, use fresh, locally grown cherry tomatoes when in season.