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Ideas for Thanksgiving side dishes including a twist on brussel spouts

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Most people know turkey will be part of their Thanksgiving dinner. But the pressure is on when it comes to inventive side dishes to bring a little zing to the holiday table. Home Cuisine's Mae Pike has two healthy sides that are easy and delicious.

Brussel sprouts with balsamic glaze

1½ pounds Brussel sprouts, trimmed and cut in half through the core

4 ounces pancetta, sliced ¼ inch thick

¼ cup good olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon syrupy balsamic vinegar

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the Brussel sprouts on a sheet pan, including some of the loose leaves, which get crispy when they're roasted. Cut the pancetta into 1/2-inch dice and add to the pan. Add the olive oil, 1½ teaspoons salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper and toss with your hands. Spread out the mixture in a single layer.

Roast the Brussel sprouts for 20 to 30 minutes, until they're tender and nicely browned and the pancetta is cooked. Toss once during roasting. Remove from the oven, drizzle immediately with the balsamic vinegar, and toss again. Taste for seasonings and serve hot.

Mixed Baby Greens with Pomegranate Seeds, Gorgonzola and Pecans With A Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Servings: 8


5 cups Mixed Baby Greens

5 cups bunch Baby Arugula

1 cup pomegranate seeds

2 oz pecans, chopped (about 28 halves)

1/2 cup (4 oz) gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

Pomegranate Vinaigrette:

5 tbsp of POM Wonderful pomegranate juice

3 tbsp of champagne vinegar

1 tbsp shallot, finely minced

1 tbsp honey

5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

salt and fresh pepper


For the vinaigrette, combine pomegranate juice, olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in a small glass jar and shake vigorously.

Toss mixed greens in a salad bowl and top with pecans, gorgonzola and pomegranate seeds. Drizzle with vinaigrette right before serving.

Serving Size: 1/8 Calories: 228.2 Fat: 17.7 g Protein: 5.3 g Carb: 13.7 g Fiber: 3.6 g Sugar :9.4 g Sodium: 206.5 mg

Home Cuisine

309 Wallace Avenue

Louisville, KY 40207



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Additional Information:


Nutritious, fresh meals

Tailored to help customers reach health goals

All dishes adhere to the American Diabetes

Association and the American Heart Association guidelines

All meals made without the use of white flour, sugar, canned ingredients or Trans fats

Home delivery option

THANKSGIVING dinner coooked and delivered:

Home Cuisine is pleased to once again bring their classic holiday menu with all your favorite flavors, but prepared with less fat, less salt, and fewer calories than the typical meal. They offer everything from the turkey and dressing to choice of sides and dessert.

For pricing and details, CLICK HERE.

Home Cuisine's Paleo Meal Plan:

The Paleo Diet, or the 'Caveman Diet', is quickly becoming part of Healthy Lifestyles for people of all walks of life. As more and more people realize sensitivity to Gluten and Dairy, the Paleo menu is a terrific option, as the program consists of Lean Protein, Fresh Veggies, Fruit, Nuts and Eggs. At Home Cuisine, our job is to prepare these wonderful meals in our Gourmet Kitchen, with a focus on taste.

About Mae Pike

Mae Pike learned to cook at her mother's hip. Many of her early memories are based around watching her mother, Chef Sandy Pike, fine-tune her recipes in the kitchens of some of Louisville's favorite eateries. Combining 25 years of experience in restaurants and event planning with her positive, upbeat personality, Mae can win over the pickiest of eaters.

About Home Cuisine

Since 2004, Home Cuisine has been preparing healthy, fresh, and delicious meals in Louisville, Kentucky. Our meal plans are tailored to meet our customers' weight management goals and dietary needs, including portion-controlled, vegan, and gluten-free plans. We are committed to using simple, high-quality ingredients, and never use bleached flours, refined sugars, trans-fats, or added preservatives. Home Cuisine adheres to the guidelines of both the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association.

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