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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    Cooking Videos


    • Chickpea Crunchies
    • Butter Free Garlic Bread
    • Brie and Jam Crostini
    • Mango and Honey Crostini
    • Pomegranate Goat Cheese Spread
    • Dill Hummus
    • Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
    • Green Sauce
    • Cilantro Pesto

    Main Meals

    • Sweet Potato Souffle
    • Cheese Ravioli
    • Burst Tomato Pasta
    • Chicken Marsala
    • Egg in a Squash Hole
    • 4 Cheese Mac + Cheese
    • Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
    • Green Sauce
    • Cilantro Pesto
    • Caesar Salad Pasta
    • Pea Threaded Pasta
    • Spaghetti Squash Crust Pizza


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


    • Berry Keylime Cheesecake
    • Grandma Bea's Peanut Butter Pie
    • Banana Bread
    • Cookie Dough Truffle
    • S'more Fudge
    • Chewy Coco Pebble Bars
    • Cheesecake
    • Brownie Bites with Caramel Centers
    • Peanut Butter Cookies