Category: Side Dish Recipes

Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

This cornbread is my all time favorite version. Cooking cornbread in a cast iron skillet leaves a tender center, and a crunchy crispy outside crust. Adding a little sugar to the recipe bumps up the sweetness and brings out all the wonderful magical flavors of the cornbread. Requires a 9-12” cast iron skillet. If you […]

Tabouleh Recipe

Pronounced Tuh-Boo-Lee. A classic Mediterranean dish. Traditionally made with cracked burghul wheat. It is a perfectly light side dish. The recipe has been Americanized slightly by substituting couscous for the wheat. But it still maintains its texture, palate cleansing effects, and pop of freshness. This dish is a perfect palate cleanser because it contains not […]

Cauliflower Saute Recipe

Tender cauliflower tossed in a sweet and savory sauce. This is a modified Chinese recipe made for use in the average American kitchen.Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet and savory. Weight is light but can be balanced with vinegar. Texture is soft with a little crunch. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. […]

Caprese Salad Recipe

A classic Italian favorite. Loved the world over. Known for its many variations and simplicity. This is a dish that is hard not to love, especially when it is warm out. Great as an appetizer or as a meal. You can change the texture and consistency of the dish simply by changing the cuts to […]

Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

An old family recipe. No meal in my family is complete with out these cheesy potatoes. I’ll never forget the year when my uncle declared he did not like the cheesy potatoes and had never liked the cheesy potatoes after 30 years of eating them. We were all in shock. The only thought that came […]

Chinese Sticky Rice Recipe

A modified version of the classic Chinese favorite. The key to this dish really is the Chinese sausage. With its distinct flavor, it cuts through the rice and sets the dish apart. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is lightly sweet, savory, and aromatic. Weight is medium but can be balanced with vinegar and spicy. Texture is soft. […]

Summer Salad Recipe

This salad is absolutely one of my favorites to eat during the summer. The tomatoes and the cucumbers work together to make a dish that is both savory and light. The vinegar in this dish is what really pulls all the flavors together. The longer you let this marinate, the more homogenized the flavors become. […]

Corn Casserole Recipe

Another classic Southern style dish. The brilliance of this dish is its simplicity. It is almost as if somebody looked in the cupboard and asked, “I wonder what would happen if I mixed these ingredients together?” Nonetheless, a delightfully delicious and addictive side dish. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet and savory. Weight is heavy but […]

Spanish Rice Recipe

Classic Spanish rice not from a box? Yes. You can definitely make Spanish rice at home all on your own with this super easy recipe. Tasting Guidelines: This recipe should taste lightly savory and aromatic. The weight of this recipe is light but can be balanced with salt. The texture of this recipe is soft. This […]

Perfect Mashed Potatoes Recipe

These mashed potatoes are exactly as advertised. They are perfect. Not too heavy. Not too light. Perfectly savory. Tasting Guidelines:Taste is savory. Weight is medium but can be balanced with salt. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects. Best categorized as classic American.

Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese Recipe

A classic casserole dish from the 1950s. This dish is characterized by it’s ease of preparation and savory, cheesy flavor. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory and cheesy with a hint of salty. Weight is heavy but can be balanced with vinegar. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Best […]