Meat On The Side Cookbook

Meet Nikki

I am a chef, mom, TV host, cookbook author, blogger, professional voice over artist and terrace gardener. I cook in a way I call "Meat on the Side" which focuses on veggies, making them unique and the star of the plate. 

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    Food Flips

    • Cucumber Sub
    • Buffalo Cauliflower Burger
    • Healthier Gluten Free Chocolate Chip + Peanut Butter Cookies
    • Coconut Bacon
    • Spaghetti Squash Tacos
    • Cauliflower Alfredo
    • Cauliflower Parm
    • Veggie Bolognese
    • Carrot Dog
    • Bunnies in Blankets

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    Appetizers

    • Parmesan Zucchini Crisps
    • Brussels Sprout Poppers
    •   Zucchini + Prosciutto Caprese
    • Ricotta with Chili Honey
    • Pickled Strawberry Flatbread
    • Brie + Honey Crostini with Pink Peppercorns
    • Feta-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
    • Edamame Salsa
    • Rosemary + Garlic Roasted Parsnips
    • Zucchini Salsa

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    Vegetarian

    • Rosemary + Garlic Roasted Parsnips
    • Sweet Potato Casserole with Apples + Cranberries
    • Sriracha Honey Brussels Sprouts
    • Garlic + Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower
    • Pumpkin Butter
    • Brown Butter Garlic Carrots
    • Pomegranate Glazed Carrots
    • Mushroom Gravy
    • Pickled Strawberry Flatbread
    • Beet Cranberry Sauce

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    Lighter Option

    • Orzo, Kale + Goat Cheese Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
    • Zucchini Chicken Wraps with Balsamic Vinaigrette + Provolone
    • Ramen with Pork, Eggs + Snow Peas
    • Breakfast Bowls with Wheat Berries + Kale
    • Cucumber Sub
    • Healthier Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip + Peanut Butter Cookies
    • Banana Pina Colada Ice Cream
    • Tomato + Cheddar Sandwich with Lemon Aioli
    • Quinoa Stuffed Endive with Roasted Grapes + Feta
    • Cauliflower Alfredo

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    Gluten-free

    • Zucchini Salsa
    • Beet Cranberry Sauce
    • Pear + Cucumber Salad w/ Tuna Croutons
    • Spaghetti Squash Tacos
    • Tomatillo Salsa
    • Roasted Garli + Basil Hummus
    • Cucumber Sub
    • Garlic + Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower
    • Cheddar Cauliflower + Squash Soup
    • Spaghetti Nests

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    Pasta

    • Beet Pasta with Brown Butter Arugula Pesto
    • Asparagus Edamame + Scallop Linguine with Spicy Breadcrumbs
    • Cheese Ravioli
    • Pea Threaded Pasta
    • Gnudi
    • Avocado + Spinach Pesto Pasta
    • Tomato Sauce
    • Caramelized Lemon Pasta
    • Caesar Salad Pasta
    • Spaghetti Nests

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    Dessert

    • Healthier Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip + Peanut Butter Cookies
    • Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
    • Marshmallow Oreo Brownies
    • Acorn Squash Bread
    • Brownie Bites with Caramel Centers
    • Pie Dough
    • Caramel Apple Tarte Tatin
    • Cheesecake
    • Apple Pies in Apples
    • Banana Pina Colada Ice Cream

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    Breakfast

    • Banana Bread
    • Challah Hangover Sandwich
    • Breakfast Nachos
    • Challah Bread French Toast
    • Cheesy Frittata with Grape Compote
    • Breakfast Bowls with Wheat Berries + Kale
    • Coconut Bacon
    • Egg in a Squash Hole
    • Acorn Squash Bread

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    Main Meals

    • Caramelized Sweet Potato + Crispy Kale Pizza
    • Asparagus Edamame + Scallop Linguine with Spicy Breadcrumbs
    • Egg in a Squash Hole
    • Pumpkin Polenta with Brussels Sprouts + Sausage
    • Shepherd's Pie Stuffed Baked Potatoes
    • Chili Stuffed Portabella
    • Cauliflower Parm
    • Zucchini Chicken Wraps with Balsamic Vinaigrette + Provolone
    • Beet Pasta with Brown Butter Arugula Pesto
    • Caramelized Lemon Pasta

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    Sandwiches + Tacos

    • PB + J + P + C
    • Zucchini Chicken Wraps with Balsamic Vinaigrette + Provolone
    • Chard Sandwich with Sundried Tomato Smear
    • Tomato + Cheddar Sandwich with Lemon Aioli
    • Cucumber Sub
    • Sundried Tomato + Basil Grilled Cheese
    • Buffalo Cauliflower Burger
    • Carrot Dog
    • Spaghetti Squash Tacos
    • Ramen Tacos

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    Pizza/Flatbread

    • Poblano Pizza
    • Roasted Garlic + Broccoli Pita
    • BBQ Chicken Pizza w/ Cucumbe Cilantro Drizzle
    • Creamed Spinach Garlic Bread
    • Spaghetti Squash Crust Pizza
    • Caramelized Sweet Potato + Crispy Kale Pizza
    • Pickled Strawberry Flatbread

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    Soup/Salad

    • Cheddar Cauliflower + Squash Soup
    • Cauliflower Soup
    • Brussels Sprouts + Wild Rice Salad with Sliced Pork
    • Spicy Asian Noodle Soup Bowls
    • Pear + Cucmber Salad w/ Tuna Croutons
    • Pickled Strawberry + Giant Corn Salad
    •  Ramen with Pork, Egg +Snow Peas
    • Orzo, Kale + Goat Cheese Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
    • Zucchini + Prosciutto Caprese

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    Sides

    • Brown Butter Garlic Carrots
    • Pimento Cheese Grilled Corn
    • Beet Cranberry Sauce
    • Quinoa Stuffed Endive
    • Sweet Potato Casserole with Apples + Cranberries
    • Rosemary + Garlic Roasted Parsnips
    • Pomegranate Glazed Carrots
    • Sriracha Honey Brussels Sprouts
    • Zucchini + Prosciutto Caprese
    • Garlic + Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower

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    Breads, Sauces, Dressings, Etc.

    • Pumpkin Butter
    • Butter Free Garlic Bread
    • Tzatziki Sauce
    • Popovers
    • Beet Cranberry Sauce
    • Appetizer Cups
    • Mushroom Gravy
    • Red Pepper and Lemon Dip
    • Acorn Squash Bread
    • Brown Butter Arugula Pesto

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    How-to

    • How to Bread Chicken
    • How to Char Tortillas
    • How to Make Lean Cuisines
    • How to Make Homemade Ricotta
    • How to Make Cheese Ravioli
    • How to Make Roasted Garlic
    • How to Brown Butter
    • How to Prep + Cook Spaghetti Squash

     

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    Cooking Video

    • Burst Tomato Pasta
    • Egg in a Squash Hole
    • Spaghetti Squash Crust Pizza
    • Cheese Ravioli
    • Sweet Potato Souffle
    • Grandma Bea's Peanut Butter Pie
    • Caesar Salad Pasta
    • Cookie Dough Truffle
    • Butter Free Garlic Bread
    • Pea Threaded Pasta

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    Nikki News

    • A Tour Of Nikki's Garden Terrace
    • Announcing: Junk Food Flip
    • Junk Food Flip Season 2
    • Announcing: Meat On The Side
    • Willa's Lemonade Cheesecakes
    • Little Baby's Caramel Apple Monkey Bread