Meet Nikki

I am a chef, TV host, cookbook author, blogger, radio host, professional voice over artist and terrace gardener. I cook mostly "Meat on the Side" which makes veggies the star of the plate. 

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    Food Flips

    • Butter Free Garlic Bread
    • Buffalo Cauliflower Burger
    • Broccoli Tacos
    • Pesto Crusted Halibut
    • Spaghetti Nests
    • Cauliflower Alfredo
    • Sweet Potato Souffle
    • Veggie Bolognese
    • Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
    • Bunnies in Blankets

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    Appetizers

    • Brie and Jam Crostini
    • Pomegranate + Goat Cheese Spread
    • Mango and Honey Crostini
    • Dill Hummus
    • Roasted Garli + Basil Hummus
    • Brie + Honey Crostini with Pink Peppercorns
    • Lobster Salad
    • Spinach + Artichoke Bites
    • Cheesy Matzo Bread
    • Spaghetti Nests

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    Vegetarian

    • Enchiladas
    • Cheesy Matzo Bread
    • Cheesy Frittata with Grape Compote
    • Burst Tomato Pasta
    • Chard Sandwich w/ Sundried Tomato Smear
    • Kabocha Squash + Tomato Pasta
    • Brown Butter Cucumbers with Popped Amaranth
    • Spaghetti Nests
    • Roasted Garlic + Broccoli Pita
    • Broccoli Tacos

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    Lighter Option

    • How to Make Lean Cuisines
    • Butter Free Garlic Bread
    • Sweet Potato Souffle
    • Breakfast Bowls with Wheat Berries + Kale
    • Chickpea Crunchies
    • Cauliflower Soup
    • Eggplant Sauce
    • Pesto Crusted Halibut
    • Spaghetti Nests
    • Cauliflower Alfredo

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    Gluten-free

    • Cheesecake
    • Pomegranate Goat Cheese Spread
    • Dill Hummus
    • Red Pepper and Lemon Dip
    • Tomatillo Salsa
    • Roasted Garli + Basil Hummus
    • Lobster Salad
    • Chickpea Crunchies
    • Cheddar Cauliflower + Squash Soup
    • Spaghetti Nests

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    Pasta

    • Basil + Mint Pesto
    • Veggie Bolognese
    • Cheese Ravioli
    • Kabocha Squash + Tomato Pasta
    • Gnudi
    • Avocado + Spinach Pesto Pasta
    • Tomato Sauce
    • Burst Tomato Pasta + Breaded Chicken
    • Zucchini Pasta
    • Spaghetti Nests

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    Dessert

    • Biscoff Blondies
    • Grandma Bea's Peanut Butter Pie
    • Brownie Bites with Caramel Centers
    • Brown Butter Nutella Stuffed Cookies
    • Cookie Dough Truffle
    • Pie Dough
    • Chewy Coco Pebble Bars
    • Cheesecake
    • Apple Pies in Apples
    • Oreo Sliders

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    Breakfast

    • Banana Bread
    • Challah Hangover Sandwich
    • Challah Bread French Toast
    • Cheesy Frittata with Grape Compote
    • Breakfast Bowls with Wheat Berries + Kale

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    Main Meals

    • Pesto Crusted Halibut
    • Swordfish + Lentils
    • Halibut + Grape Risotto
    • Chicken Enchiladas

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    Sandwiches + Tacos

    • Buffalo Shrimp Rolls
    • Chicken Caesar Wrap
    • Chard Sandwich with Sundried Tomato Smear
    • Broccoli Tacos
    • Lobster Salad
    • Challah Hangover Sandwich
    • Buffalo Cauliflower Burger

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    Pizza/Flatbread

    • Poblano Pizza
    • Roasted Garlic + Broccoli Pita

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    Soup/Salad

    • Cheddar Cauliflower + Squash Soup
    • Cauliflower Soup
    • Brussels Sprouts + Wild Rice Salad with Sliced Pork

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    Sides

    • Brown Butter Cucumber with Popped Amaranth
    • Pimento Cheese Grilled Corn

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    Breads, Sauces, Dressings, Etc.

    • Irish Soda Bread
    • Butter Free Garlic Bread
    • Tzatziki Sauce
    • Popovers
    • Appetizer Cups
    • Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
    • Red Pepper and Lemon Dip
    • Banana Bread

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    How-to

    • How to Bread Chicken
    • How to Make Lean Cuisines
    • Homemade Ricotta
    • Cheese Ravioli
    • Roasted Garlic

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    Cooking Video

    • Burst Tomato Pasta
    • Roasted Garlic
    • Chickpea Crunchies
    • Cheese Ravioli
    • Sweet Potato Souffle
    • Grandma Bea's Peanut Butter Pie
    • Banana Bread
    • How to Make Lean Cuisines
    • Cookie Dough Truffle
    • Butter Free Garlic Bread

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