Side Dishes and Salads

Paleo Side Dish and Salad Recipes

paleo slaw

Beet and Cabbage Slaw

 

 

 

paleo sauteed beet greens with bacon fat and garlicBeet Greens Sauteed with Garlic and Bacon Fat

 

 

 

Better Burgundy Mushrooms

 

 

 

paleo sauteed rapini with garlic, pepper and lemonBroccoli Rabe with Garlic and Pepper

 

 

 

cassava and bacon hashCassava and Bacon Hash

 

 

 

paleo mashed cauliflowerCauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

 

 

 

paleo cauliflower riceCauliflower Rice

 

 

 

Paleo Chimichurri recipeChimichurri Sauce and Marinade

 

 

 

paleo dinner rollsDinner Rolls

 

 

Endive, Watercress and Radish Salad With Walnuts and Goat Cheese

 

 

 

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Garlic Scape and Kale Dressing

 

 

 

Paleo kale andouille saladKale Salad with Warm Andouille Sausage Dressing

 

 

 

paleo kale avocado salad

Kale Avocado Salad

 

 

 

Rainbow Chard with Shiitake Mushrooms and Wild GarlicRainbow Chard with Shiitake Mushrooms and Wild Garlic

 

 

 

Roasted Beets and Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dressing

 

 

 

Roasted Beets with Blood Oranges

 

 

 

Spaghetti Squash Gratin (Primal)

 

 

 

Paleo Spiced Apple Compote

Spiced Apple Compote

 

 

 

Twice-Baked Cauliflower

 

 

 

Wild Rice with Pistachios and Cilantro

Recent Posts

A March Snow and a Recipe: Seared Scallops with Strawberry Relish

Snowy Cows | photo by Lea Valle

This is the year I finally learned to love winter.

In Texas the seasons are: almost summer, summer, still summer and Christmas. So my first winter spent in the northeast U.S., those many years ago, was a shock to my system mixed with wonder and joy at the novelty of the abundant snow. That year the winter weather lingered long into spring leaving me feeling, novelty or not, I might have made a mistake in venturing out of the familiarity and warmth of the south.

Snowy Trees | Photo by Lea Valle

But subsequent winters were far milder. Sometimes, much to my surprise, I found myself disappointed there was not MORE snow. It was a creeping, unconscious adaptation to a climate with four distinct seasons – winter not the least among them.

Snowy Willow | Photo by Lea Valle

This year the winter seems never-ending. The roads have potholes, the school vacation days are quickly disappearing from the calendar and the longing for spring grows stronger every day. But no amount of complaining will change the inevitable coming of winter snow. And this year I finally have learned to accept and embrace it. Shh, don’t tell anyone, but when others bemoan the next storm, I am quietly rooting on the snowfall.

Snowy Fence | Photo by Lea Valle

In spite of the inevitable inconveniences of the season, there is strange comfort in the quiet, forced sequester at home while the snow envelopes the world around us. I look forward to the quiet drives around town drinking in the peaceful landscape blanketed in newly fallen snow. I relish visits to the neighboring cows who seem only mildly perturbed at the cold, strange white matter covering them and their home fields. Even the time sitting at my desk peering out at the peaceful falling of new snow is a time to appreciate, rather than curse, the essence of winter in all its glory.

Cow with Sign double

The cleanup and annoyances that are all a part of the onslaught will come later. But for a while I resolve to be like a child in awe of the proverbial “winter wonderland.”

Boy with Snow | Photo by Lea Valle

Taking in the world made new, camouflaged as a cloud.

Snowy River | Photo by Lea Valle

So if you find yourself in the dead of winter lamenting the snow, take a moment to reflect. Because if you have even a hint of the mind of a poet, you might agree that newly fallen snow, covering the old, is not only beautiful but a sermon itself on the beauty of repentance.

A March Snow Poem with Photo

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