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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    • 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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    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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    Pasta/Pizza

    • Poblano Pizza
    • Kabocha Squash + Tomato Pasta
    • 4 Cheese Mac + Cheese
    • Basil + Mint Pesto
    • Cheese Ravioli
    • Cauliflower Alfredo
    • Gnudi
    • Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
    • Spaghetti Nests
    • Burst Tomato Pasta + Breaded Chicken




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    Low Calorie

    • Brussels Sprouts + Wild Rice Salad with Sliced Pork
    • Cheesy Frittata with Grape Compote
    • Swordfish + Lentils
    • Broccoli Tacos
    • Roasted Garlic + Broccoli Pita
    • Sweet Potato Souffle
    • Butter Free Garlic Bread
    • Cauliflower Alfredo
    • Eggplant Sauce
    • Spaghetti Nests

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    Meat on the Side Meals

    • Eggplant + Sausage Pasta
    • Chard Sandwich with Sundried Tomato Smear
    • Burst Tomato Pasta + Breaded Chicken
    • Chicken Enchiladas
    • Broccoli Tacos
    • Halibut + Grape Risotto
    • Chicken Caesar Wrap
    • Brussels Sprouts + Wild Rice Salad with Sliced Pork
    • Buffalo Shrimp Rolls

     

    Sides/Bread

    • Irish Soda Bread
    • Lentils w/ Ramps + White Asparagus
    • Tomatillo Salsa
    • Roasted Garlic
    • Butter Free Garlic Bread
    • Chickpea Crunchies
    • Brown Butter Cucumber with Popped Amaranth
    • Tzatziki Sauce
    • Popovers
    • Homemade Ricotta


    Seafood

    • Lobster Salad
    • Swordfish + Lentils
    • Pesto Crusted Halibut
    • Buffalo Shrimp Rolls

     

    Breakfast

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

     

    Soup/Salad

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

     

     Holiday

    • Berry Keylike "Cheesecake"'
    • Sweet Potato Souffle
    • Irish Soda Bread

     

      Cooking Videos

    • 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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