Side Dishes

Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Side Dish Recipes from the AskDrErnst Show

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Pumpkin Seed Butter

Watch out Peanut/Almond Butter – there’s a new “better butter” – ok it’s not really new, but chances are you have never had pumpkin seed butter. No, not pumpkin butter – the sweetened spread some people use instead of apple butter. This is seed butter directly from blending the inner pumpkin seed – AKA Pepita.…

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Cassava Wrap

Ingredients: ¾ c Cassava flour ¼ tsp sea salt 2 Tbsp olive oil 2/3 c warm water Instructions: Whisk together the flour and salt. Add oil and warm water. Knead until the dough is smooth. The dough should not be dry or too wet and sticky. Divide into 6 balls. Roll each dough ball between…

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Homemade Sandwich Bread

Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 50 mins Creates: 1 loaf   Ingredients: Coconut oil for greasing pan 4 large free-range eggs, separated 1 cup smooth, raw, unsweetened cashew butter 1 Tbsp raw (preferably local) honey 2 ½ tsp organic apple cider vinegar ¼ cup almond milk ¼ cup coconut flour 1 tsp baking soda…

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Hamburger Buns

Prep Time: 15 mins Baking Time: 25 mins Creates: 4 buns   Ingredients: 1 ½ cup raw cashews 3 free-range eggs ¼ tsp organic apple cider vinegar ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk ¼ cup palm shortening or ghee, softened 1/3 cup coconut flour 1/3 blanched almond flour 1 tsp Himalayan sea salt 1 tsp baking…

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Southern Collard Greens

1 Tbsp coconut oil 2 bunches of collard greens roughly chopped 1 package turkey bacon chopped 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 yellow onion diced 2 cups chicken broth salt and pepper to taste Heat soup pot to medium heat.  Add coconut oil.  Add chopped bacon and cook until browned.  Add onions and sauté for 3-4…

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Bok Choy

1 bunch of bok choy chopped 2 tbsp coconut oil or butter 1 clove garlic minced salt and pepper Heat skillet over medium to high heat and add oil.  Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Add chopped bok choy and cook for 2-3 minutes or until desired tenderness. Serve immediately.

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Turkey Meatballs

1 pound ground turkey ½ tsp onion powder ¼ tsp cumin ¼ tsp majoram ¼ tsp ginger ½ tsp basil ½ tsp thyme ½ tsp oregano ½ tsp sage 2 tsp Himalayan salt ¼ tsp pepper Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix seasonings with ground turkey and form into 1-2 inch round meatballs. Place meatballs…

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Wilted Collard Greens

1 bunch of collard greens chopped 2 tbsp coconut oil or butter 1 clove garlic minced salt and pepper Heat skillet over medium to high heat and add oil.  Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Add chopped collards and cook for 2-3 minutes or until desired tenderness. Serve immediately.

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Dandelion Greens

In medium skillet, add 2 tbsp of coconut oil and melt. Add minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add dandelion greens and sauté for another minute. Remove from skillet and serve immediately.

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Wilted Swiss Chard

1 bunch of swiss chard, chopped 2 Tbsp coconut oil or butter 1 clove garlic minced   Heat oil in a skillet under medium heat. Add garlic, cook for 1 minute. Add swiss chard and cook for one more minute. Serve immediately.

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Bison Meatballs

2 pounds of bison 2 medium eggs 1 small onion diced 3 Tbsp parsley 1 tsp black pepper 1/ 2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp thyme 2 Tbsp coconut aminos Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix all ingredients together. Form into 1 inch balls and place on a baking sheet lightly coated with…

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Wilted Spinach

12 ounces of spinach 2 Tbsp coconut oil or butter 1 clove garlic minced   Heat oil in a skillet under medium heat. Add garlic, cook for 1 minute. Add spinach and cook for one more minute. Serve immediately.